Troy, North Carolina

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Troy, North Carolina
Town
Motto: "Gateway to the Uwharries"
Location of Troy, North Carolina
Location of Troy, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°21′38″N 79°53′47″W / 35.36056°N 79.89639°W / 35.36056; -79.89639Coordinates: 35°21′38″N 79°53′47″W / 35.36056°N 79.89639°W / 35.36056; -79.89639
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,189
 • Density 1,063/sq mi (414.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27371
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-68520[1]
GNIS feature ID 1024364[2]

Troy is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,189 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County.[3] The short story by Charles W. Chesnutt, called "The Sheriff's Children," is set in Troy

Montgomery County Courthouse, Troy NC

Geography[edit]

Troy is located at 35°21′38″N 79°53′47″W / 35.36056°N 79.89639°W / 35.36056; -79.89639 (35.360420, -79.896412).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.34% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,430 people, 1,108 households, and 710 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,156.8 people per square mile (445.9/km²). There were 1,209 housing units at an average density of 407.7 per square mile (157.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.43% White, 38.98% African American, 0.73% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 3.32% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.23% of the population.

There were 1,108 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 132.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,933, and the median income for a family was $33,984. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $19,861 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,420. About 20.9% of families and 24.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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