Troy, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Troy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Troy had a population of 2,999 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Troy is located at latitude 35.3646 and longitude -79.8919 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Troy (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Town of Troy (GNIS ID: 2406760) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Troy is located within Township of Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Troy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Troy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,999
Daytime Population: Workers 3,501
Daytime Population: Residents 1,456
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,957
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 2,480
Population in Familes 2,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 519
Population Density2 835
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $34,131
Average Household Income $49,597
Per Capita Income $19,734


Total Housing Units 1,294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 450 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $103,935
Average Home Value $136,820


Total Households 1,059
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.84% -0.51%
Households -0.71% -0.57%
Families -0.2% -0.67%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Troy, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Troy to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 250 66th
Population Density # 288 61st
Diversity Index # 247 67th
Median Household Income # 571 23rd
Per Capita Income # 528 29th

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