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Overview

Introduction to Troy Michigan

Troy is a suburb of Detroit and is situated in affluent Oakland County. Troy is a major shopping area for residents residing in the Detroit area. The city is also the location of a large number of office centers. Troy is the home of automotive corporations and numerous financial companies. The city features the impressive Somerset Mall.

History

The earliest recorded purchases of land in what was known as Troy Township occurred in 1819. A couple of years later a settlement known as Troy Corners was established due to Johnson Niles buying 160 acres in the region. The area is currently the north-central area of Troy. In 1827 Troy Township was established. In 1955 Troy was officially incorporated primarily as a strategy for preventing border cities from taking more land.

Education

The International Academy of Design and Technology and Walsh College are located in Troy. Branches of several colleges are located in Troy including the University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute, Central Michigan University and Spring Harbor University. The Management Education Center of Michigan State University can also be found in Troy.

The city has been recognized for its outstanding school system. The schools in Troy have a high graduation rate as well as an excellent record regarding the percentage of students that go on to attend college.

Troy is home to the Oakland-Troy Airport which is a general aviation airport often utilized by business people and tourists flying charter planes.

Attractions

The Troy Historical Museum is popular with visitors and was designed to display the various stages of the history of Troy. The museum features ten historic structures. Visitors are allowed to enter the buildings and view the historic decorations that fill the structures that include a school house from the 18th century, a blacksmith's shop, a general store, a church and the home of the pastor and a log and mud structure.

The Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center is a nature sanctuary containing about 100 acres. The focus of the sanctuary is to educate people about the world of nature. The center is a beautiful area for visitors to enjoy and the center features numerous school programs to educate kids about nature.

Demographics

People

Total Population82,982
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+40,208
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58%
Median Earnings25+$57,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,395
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,707

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,282
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$247,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.2%
German15%
Polish10.1%
Irish9%
English8%
Italian6.9%
Arab4.5%
French Except Basque3.1%
Albanian2%
Scottish1.9%
Romanian1.5%
Canadian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Russian1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Iraqi1%
Swedish0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
US/American0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Troy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48083, 48084, 48085, 48098
P.O. Box Zip Codes48007, 48099
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-83.14

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham20,653$150,750
Bloomfield Hills3,984$240,469
Clawson12,008$78,551
Rochester12,969$121,783
Rochester Hills72,987$102,964
Utica4,838$70,625

Troy Public Libraries

Troy Public Library
510 WEST BIG BEAVER ROAD
Troy, Michigan
(248) 524-3538

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Troy Hospitals

William Beaumont Hospital-troy
(Non-profit)
44201 Dequindre Road

Troy Public Schools

Baker Middle School
1359 Torpey Dr
ZIP: 48083
(248) 823-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Barnard Elementary School
3601 Forge Dr
ZIP: 48083
(248) 823-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Early Career Academy
1522 E Big Beaver Rd
ZIP: 48083
(248) 524-1800
High
Total Enrollment 36
Morse Elementary School
475 Cherry Dr
ZIP: 48083
(248) 823-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Susick Elementary School
2200 Castleton Dr
ZIP: 48083
(586) 825-2665
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Wattles Elementary School
3555 Ellenboro Dr
ZIP: 48083
(248) 823-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Bemis Elementary School
3571 Northfield Pkwy
ZIP: 48084
(248) 823-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Boulan Park Middle School
3570 Northfield Pkwy
ZIP: 48084
(248) 823-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 751
Pembroke Elementary School
955 Eton Dr
ZIP: 48084
(248) 203-3888
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Schroeder Elementary School
3541 Jack Dr
ZIP: 48084
(248) 823-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Athens High School
4333 John R Rd
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-2900
High
Total Enrollment 1529
Costello Elementary School
1333 Hamman Dr
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Hill Elementary School
4600 Forsyth Dr
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Larson Middle School
2222 East Long Lake Rd
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Leonard Elementary School
4401 Tallman Dr
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Smith Middle School
5835 Donaldson Dr
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 666
Troy Union Elementary School
1340 East Square Lake Rd
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Wass Elementary School
2340 Willard Dr
ZIP: 48085
(248) 823-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Hamilton Elementary School
5625 Northfield Pkwy
ZIP: 48098
(248) 823-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Martell Elementary School
5666 Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48098
(248) 823-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Niles Community High School
201 West Square Lake Rd
ZIP: 48098
(248) 823-5100
High
Total Enrollment 112
Troy Continuing Education
201 West Square Lake Rd
ZIP: 48098
(248) 823-5100
High
Total Enrollment 52
Troy High School
4777 Northfield Pkwy
ZIP: 48098
(248) 823-2700
High
Total Enrollment 2018
Woodland Elementary School
6465 Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48098
(248) 537-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 393

Troy Private Schools

Brookfield Academy - Troy
3950 Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48083
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
Oakland Childrens Academy
2160 E Maple Rd
ZIP: 48083
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
St Mark Christian Academy
3615 Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48083
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Discovery Corner Academy
3633 W Big Beaver
ZIP: 48084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Schoolhouse Montessori Academy
3305 Crooks Rd
ZIP: 48084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Troy Adventist Academy
2777 Crooks Rd
ZIP: 48084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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