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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,041
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+5,052
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,352
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,060
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,649
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$752
Median House Value$169,800

Ancestry

German35.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.7%
Irish13%
Italian8.9%
English7.4%
Polish5.1%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish3.2%
Dutch0.9%
Czech0.9%
Finnish0.9%
Australian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Turkish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Troy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62294
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.73
Approximate Longitude-89.89

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)

StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collinsville24,855$63,643
Edwardsville25,044$96,362
Glen Carbon12,782$102,229
Marine872$62,750
Maryville7,837$107,975

Troy Public Libraries

Tri-township Public Library District
209 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Troy, Illinois
(618) 667-2133

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Troy Public Schools

C A Henning School
520 E Us Highway 40
ZIP: 62294
(618) 667-5401
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Center For Educ Opp
201 Staunton Rd
ZIP: 62294
(618) 667-0633
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Silver Creek Elementary
209 N Dewey St
ZIP: 62294
(618) 667-5403
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Triad High School
703 E Us Highway 40
ZIP: 62294
(618) 667-5409
High
Total Enrollment 1153

Troy Private Schools

St Paul Lutheran School
112 N Border St
ZIP: 62294
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
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