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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.


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Median household income
Local
$77,538
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Troy demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hastings
· Troy Corners
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 100. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Brothers Michael and James Lanier, at 7 feet, 4 inches tall, Guinness World Record holders for "Tallest Twins"
· Martin Klebba, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Oct. 31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Troy web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Troy Museum & Historic Village
Colleges and universities: Walsh College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 53
Quotes:
With skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, upscale shopping and more than 100,000 jobs and swank restaurants, it's a sophisticated metropolis, even if its main street is called Big Beaver Road.
-- The Detroit Almanac
Peter Gavrilovich and Bill McGraw

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

50% of Troy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Troy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $760.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,490.


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Libraries in Troy include Troy Public Library ... View libraries

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Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Troy political report.

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Troy restaurants taking online reservations include Capital Grille - Troy, McCormick & Schmick's - Troy, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Troy ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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“ With skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, upscale shopping and more than 100,000 jobs and swank restaurants, it's a sophisticated metropolis, even if its main street is called Big Beaver Road. ”
~ The Detroit Almanac
Peter Gavrilovich and Bill McGraw

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