Troy, Missouri

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Troy, Missouri
City
Lincoln County Missouri Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Troy Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 38°58′30″N 90°58′38″W / 38.97500°N 90.97722°W / 38.97500; -90.97722Coordinates: 38°58′30″N 90°58′38″W / 38.97500°N 90.97722°W / 38.97500; -90.97722
Country United States
Missouri Missouri
County Lincoln
Government
 • Mayor Mark Cross
Area[1]
 • Total 7.34 sq mi (19.01 km2)
 • Land 7.30 sq mi (18.91 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 10,540
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 10,540
 • Density 1,443.8/sq mi (557.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63379
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-73942[4]
GNIS feature ID 0727810[5]
Website http://www.cityoftroymissouri.com/

Troy is a city in Lincoln County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,540. It is the county seat of Lincoln County[6].

Troy is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its namesake in Madison County, Illinois is also part of this MSA, making it (along with the two O'Fallons in Illinois and Missouri) one of the few pairs of like-named municipalities to be part of the same MSA.

History[edit]

Troy was platted in 1819. It was named after Troy, New York.[7]

Geography[edit]

Troy is located at 38°58′30″N 90°58′38″W / 38.97500°N 90.97722°W / 38.97500; -90.97722 (38.974922, -90.977132)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.34 square miles (19.01 km2), of which, 7.30 square miles (18.91 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 703
1890 971 38.1%
1900 1,153 18.7%
1910 1,120 −2.9%
1920 1,116 −0.4%
1930 1,419 27.2%
1940 1,493 5.2%
1950 1,738 16.4%
1960 1,779 2.4%
1970 2,538 42.7%
1980 2,624 3.4%
1990 3,811 45.2%
2000 6,737 76.8%
2010 10,540 56.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 10,542 people, 3,843 households, and 2,727 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,443.8 inhabitants per square mile (557.5 /km2). There were 4,141 housing units at an average density of 567.3 per square mile (219.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 3.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 3,843 households of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,737 people, 2,521 households, and 1,747 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,134.5 people per square mile (437.9/km²). There were 2,661 housing units at an average density of 448.1 per square mile (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.87% White, 2.86% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 2,521 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,332, and the median income for a family was $46,818. Males had a median income of $34,750 versus $24,440 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,666. About 7.6% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable sites[edit]

Fort Cap au Gris, a War of 1812 fortification, was built near Troy in 1814. Lincoln County Medical Center was established in Troy in 1953 under the federal Hill-Burton Memorial Hospitals Act, as Lincoln County Medical Center. Troy is home to Cuivre River State Park, one of the largest of Missouri's state parks.

Notable residents[edit]

Education[edit]

Troy is home to Troy Buchanan High School, part of the Lincoln County R-III School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 186. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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