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Overview

Introduction to Troy, Illinois

Troy, Illinois, in Madison county, is 22 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is included in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,524 people lived in Troy.

Troy History

Troy was formed from ten acres of land bought by James Riggen and David Hendershot in 1819. It was originally known as Columbia, but Riggen soon renamed it Troy. A post office was formed in Troy in 1833. It became an important stagecoach stop for travelers coming from St. Louis. Troy was legally recognized in 1857.

Troy and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Aquatic Center
  • Cuivre River State Park

Things To Do In Troy

The Paul Simon Museum, the Alton Museum of History and Art and the children's Museum at Edwardsville are all accessible from Troy. The Shaw Park Aquatic Center, the St.Louis Zoo and the World Aquarium are some popular local recreational destinations. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area-Madison.

Troy Transportation

Lambert-St.Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Troy Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark Community College and Saint Louis Community College.

People

Total Population 9,931
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,071
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $5,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,164
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $787
Median House Value $168,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0.7%
English 7.1%
Irish 12.8%

Troy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62294
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.729
Longitude -89.883

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 BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Collinsville 25,282 $63,361
Edwardsville 24,464 $94,656
Glen Carbon 13,095 $91,868

Troy Public Libraries

Library
Tri-twp. P.l.d.ric
209 S. MAIN STREET
Troy, Illinois
(618) 667-2133

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703 E HIGHWAY 40
618-667-8851
Serves 1,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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