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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,010
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+8,397
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married29.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,088
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,738
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,701

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,877
% Above Poverty Level68.5%
% Below Poverty Level31.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$654
Median House Value$147,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
African12.4%
English5.6%
German3.6%
Irish3.3%
Italian1.4%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque0.9%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Troy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pike County
Standard Zip Codes36079, 36081
Company Zip Codes36082
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.76
Approximate Longitude-86

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)

StationTROY
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationHIGHLAND HOME
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationMONTGOMERY DANNELLY AP
Distance42.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp51 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ariton713$31,528
Banks110$43,750
Brundidge2,205$33,194
Glenwood189$0
Goshen362$42,813
Luverne2,769$57,778

Troy Public Libraries

Troy Public Library
500 EAST WALNUT STREET
Troy, Alabama
(334) 566-1314

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Troy Public Schools

Alt Learning Ctr
211 Lake Ave
ZIP: 36081
Other
Charles Henderson High Sch
150 George Wallace Dr
ZIP: 36081
High
Total Enrollment 601
Charles Henderson Middle
800 Elm St
ZIP: 36081
Middle
Total Enrollment 340
Pike Co Alt Learning Ctr
101 West Love Street
ZIP: 36081
Other
Troy Elem Sch
503 Gibbs St
ZIP: 36081
Primary
Total Enrollment 1122
Troy-pike Ctr For Tech
285 Gibbs St
ZIP: 36081
High

Troy Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
105 S George Wallace Dr
ZIP: 36081
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
New Life Christian Academy
601 Union Hill Rd
ZIP: 36081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Pike Liberal Arts School
Highway 231 S
ZIP: 36081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 470
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