About Troy NY
Troy is a city in the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 1,170,483. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy’s motto is Ilium fuit. Troja est, which means “Ilium was, Troy is”.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28 km), of which 10.4 square miles (27 km) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km) (5.44%) is water.
Troy is located several miles north of Albany near the junction of the Erie and Champlain canals, via the Hudson River and is the terminus of the New York Barge Canal. It is the distributing center for a large area.
The city is on the central part of the western border of Rensselaer County. The Hudson River makes up the western border of the city and the county’s border with Albany County. The city borders within Rensselaer County, Schaghticoke to the north, Brunswick to the east, and North Greenbush to the south; to the west the city borders the Albany County town of Colonie, the villages of Menands and Green Island, and the cities of Watervliet and Cohoes. To the northwest Troy borders the Saratoga County village of Waterford within the town of Waterford.
The western edge of the city is flat along the river, and then steeply slopes to higher terrain to the east. The average elevation is 50 feet, with the highest elevation being 500 feet in the eastern part of the city. The city is longer than it is wide, with the southern part wider than the northern section of the city (the formerly separate city of Lansingburgh). Several kills (Dutch for creek) pass through Troy and empty into the Hudson. The Poesten Kill and Wynants Kill are the two largest and both have several small lakes and waterfalls along their routes in the city. There are several lakes and reservoirs within the city including Ida Lake, Burden Pond, Lansingburgh Reservoir, Bradley Lake, Smarts Pond and Wright Lake.
At the 2010 census, there were 50,129 people, 20,121 households and 10,947 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,840.1 per square mile. There were 23,474 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 69.7% non-Hispanic White, 16.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.9% of the population.
The median household income in 2013 was $37,805 (NYS average of $57,369), and the median family income was $47,827 (NYS average of $70,485). The median per capita income for the city was $20,872 (NYS average of $32,514). About 27.3% of the population were living in poverty as of 2013.
Zip Code Map
12179, 12180, 12181, 12182
Troy New York neighborhoods include: Albia, Bloomingrove Dr, Brunswick, Burden Pond, Corliss Park, Downtown Troy, East Side, Emerald Greens, Frear Park – 25th St, Frear Park – Sausse Ave, Grandview, Griswold Heights, Highpoint – Red Rocks, Hudson Valley, Just An, Lansing, Liberty Road, Little Italy – Ida Street, Mason Circle – Madison Ave, Miami Beach Estates, Morrison Avenues, North Lake Ave – Liberty Rd, Old Mill Hill – Northern, Pleasantdale, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Riverside, South Lake Ave – Tibbits Ave, South Troy, Sycaway North, Tibbets Ave – Congress St, Top of The Hill, Tybush Mountain, Wynantskill Way
For more information, see Troy New York wiki