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Troy business district with brick street (2006)
|• Total||0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||1,096 ft (334 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||984.62/sq mi (380.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Troy was platted in 1855. It was named after the ancient city of Troy. The first house in Troy was built in 1856, and the first store opened in 1857. Troy was incorporated as a city in 1860. The first post office in Troy was established in March, 1857.
Troy grew up from humble beginnings along the wagon route from St. Joseph, Missouri to Oregon and California. British explorer Richard Francis Burton en route to California in 1860 noted: "Passing though a few wretched shanties called Troy ..."
Troy is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), of which 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(39.788099, -95.090840). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,010 people, 421 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,030.6 inhabitants per square mile (397.9/km2). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 476.5 per square mile (184.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 421 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
The community is served by Troy USD 429 public school district.
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