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Troy, Ohio
Downtown Troy
Downtown Troy
Motto(s): 
"Where Civic Pride is City Wide"
Location of Troy, Ohio
Location of Troy, Ohio
Location of Troy in Miami County
Location of Troy in Miami County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Miami
Area
 • Total 12.12 sq mi (31.40 km2)
 • Land 11.91 sq mi (30.84 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.56 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 25,058
 • Estimate 
(2019)
26,281
 • Density 2,207.19/sq mi (852.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45373-45374
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-77588
GNIS feature ID 1049252
Website https://www.troyohio.gov/

Troy is a city in and the county seat of Miami County, Ohio, United States, located 19 miles (31 km) north of Dayton. The population was 25,058 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Miami County and the 61st largest city in Ohio; it is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Troy is home to an annual Strawberry Festival the first weekend in June.

History

Troy was platted ca. 1807. A post office called Troy has been in operation since 1824.

Troy was one of the cities impacted by severe flooding in the Great Flood of 1913.

Geography

Troy is located at 40°2′30″N 84°12′31″W / 40.04167°N 84.20861°W / 40.04167; -84.20861 (40.041621, -84.208627).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.94 square miles (30.92 km2), of which 11.72 square miles (30.35 km2) is land and 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) is water.

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Miami County courthouse

Demographics

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Post office
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Troy's downtown includes a traffic circle

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $39,531, and the median income for a family was $46,889. Males had a median income of $35,819 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,892. About 6.4% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 25,058 people, 10,353 households, and 6,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,138.1 inhabitants per square mile (825.5/km2). There were 11,166 housing units at an average density of 952.7 per square mile (367.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 4.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 10,353 households, of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% 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 36.9 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Events

On August 28, 2004 George W. Bush had a rally in downtown Troy in the square.

On August 30, 2013 Mumford & Sons had a concert in the Troy High School football stadium for their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour.

Historic sites

House at 129 South Ridge
A surviving welded steel house

The city was the location of the Hobart Welded Steel House Company, which might have become influential in U.S. housing, if pre-fabricated houses had succeeded in becoming popular after World War II. The firms' homes are similar to those of the more well-known Lustron houses of the Columbus, Ohio-based Lustron Corporation (which also failed). The Hobart firm manufactured and built 22 homes, all in Troy, 16 of which survive and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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1808 Overfield Tavern, one of Ohio's oldest taverns, now a museum

Other NRHP-listed properties in Troy include four unrelated homes, a tavern, the Miami County Courthouse and Power Station, the 1859 First Presbyterian Church, and the Troy Public Square.

Education

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 179
1820 293 63.7%
1830 504 72.0%
1840 1,351 168.1%
1850 1,956 44.8%
1860 2,643 35.1%
1870 3,005 13.7%
1880 3,803 26.6%
1890 4,494 18.2%
1900 5,881 30.9%
1910 6,122 4.1%
1920 7,260 18.6%
1930 8,675 19.5%
1940 9,697 11.8%
1950 10,661 9.9%
1960 13,685 28.4%
1970 17,186 25.6%
1980 19,008 10.6%
1990 19,478 2.5%
2000 21,999 12.9%
2010 25,058 13.9%
Est. 2019 26,281 4.9%
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Troy City Schools operates public schools

School Type Grades Founded
Troy High School Public 9th-12th 1852
Troy Junior High School Public 6th-8th 1972
Troy Christian Private Pre K-12th 1980
Miami Montessori School Private Pre K-6th 1979
The Overfield School Private 18 months-Kindergarten 1960
Van Cleve Elementary Public 6th 1914
Concord Elementary Public K-5th 1919
Cookson Elementary Public K-5th 1963
Forest Elementary Public K-5th 1949
Heywood Elementary Public K-5th 1931
Hook Elementary Public K-5th 1967
Kyle Elementary Public K-5th 1950
St. Patrick School Private K-8th 1888

The Western Ohio Japanese Language School (オハイオ西部日本語学校 Ohaio Seibu Nihongo Gakkō) is a supplementary weekend Japanese school in unincorporated Miami County, near Troy. It started in April 1988.

Troy is home to the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, founded in 1930, one of the premier welding schools in the United States. https://www.welding.org/?doing_wp_cron=1618705349.0841760635375976562500; https://classonewelding.com/top-welding-schools-usa/

Troy has a public library, a branch of the Troy-Miami County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Cris Carter, former wide receiver for Ohio State and the Minnesota Vikings, member of the Football Hall of Fame
  • Nancy J. Currie, engineer, United States Army officer, NASA astronaut
  • Pat Darcy, former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Kris Dielman, former American football guard who played for the San Diego Chargers.
  • Mike Finnigan, keyboard player and vocalist
  • Bob Ferguson, played college football at The Ohio State University, where he won the Maxwell Award in 1961. Ferguson then played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • Martin K. Gantz, U.S. Congressman
  • Jack Hewitt, former driver and two-time champion in the USAC Silver Crown Series
  • Tolbert Lanston, founder of Monotype
  • Miss May I, metalcore band
  • Richmond Mayo-Smith, economist
  • Roger A. McGuire, U.S. Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau (1992-1995)
  • Sam Milby, Filipino actor
  • Heath Murray, former Major League Baseball player
  • Anne Rudloe, United States marine biologist
  • Peter Shelton, American sculptor
  • Tim Vogler, American football guard in the National Football League
  • Randy Walker, American college football coach at Miami University and Northwestern University
  • Bradley White, former cyclist
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