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Overview

Introduction to Troy, Alabama

Troy, Alabama, in Pike county, is 43 miles SE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 162 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is the county seat of the Pike County. About 13,935 people live in Troy.

Troy History

The former name of the city of Troy was Deer Stand Hill. It was originally an Indian hunting ground. The city was first settled in 1824. Troy was completely burned in 1901 and had to be reconstructed. The Federal Road was created after 1805 to promote the movement of settlers and for faster mail delivery between Washington City and New Orleans. The city was named Troy in the year 1838.

Troy and nearby Attractions

  • Troy Industrial Park
  • Parklane Shopping Center
  • Southland Village Shopping Center
  • Fountain Drive Park
  • Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Things To Do In Troy

There are several parks in Troy including Washington Street Park, College Street Historic District, and Fountain Drive Park. Tourists can also visit places of historical significance such as the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. The shopping centers include Southland Village Shopping Center and Parklane Shopping Center. Some of the churches in Troy are Calvary Baptist Church, Union Hill Methodist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Shiloh Baptist Church.

Troy Transportation

The airport closest to the city of Troy is Montgomery Regional airport.

Troy Higher Education

Higher education institutes in Troy include Auburn University-Montgomery, Alabama State University, Tuskegee University, and Faulkner University.

People

Total Population 18,696
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,410
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,483
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,183

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,202
% Above Poverty Level 68.9%
% Below Poverty Level 31.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $618
Median House Value $158,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.9%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Troy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles SE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Pike
Standard Zip Codes 36079, 36081
Company Zip Codes 36082
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.808
Longitude -85.97

Troy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TROY
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station HIGHLAND HOME
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Station MONTGOMERY DANNELLY AP
Distance 42.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ariton 702 $37,500
Banks 136 $37,292
Brundidge 2,189 $33,672
Glenwood 228 $60,156
Goshen 356 $41,053
Luverne 2,825 $51,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Troy Public Libraries

Library
Troy Public Library
300 NORTH THREE NOTCH STREET
Troy, Alabama
(334) 566-1314

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Troy Hospitals

TROY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1330 HIGHWAY 231 SOUTH
(334) 670-5000
Emergency Service: No

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Troy High Schools

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CHARLES HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL
GEORGE WALLACE DR
334-566-3510
Serves 645 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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211 LAKE AVE
334-566-7134
A Non-traditional School

TROY-PIKE REGIONAL CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY
285 GIBBS ST
334-566-5395
A Vocational School

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285 GIBBS STREET
334-566-5395
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