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Troy is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Troy, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Troy. For links to other places called Troy, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Troy is 42.605N. The longitude is -83.15W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,071.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Troy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48098 ZIP code.
16% of Troy residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Troy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Troy was $35,936, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Troy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Troy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $760. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,490.
Libraries in Troy include Troy Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Troy political report.
Troy restaurants taking online reservations include Capital Grille - Troy, McCormick & Schmick's - Troy, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Troy ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Troy workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Troy between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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