Location of Troy, Texas
|• Total||4.03 sq mi (10.44 km2)|
|• Land||4.02 sq mi (10.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||679 ft (207 m)|
|• Density||409/sq mi (157.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1370154|
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Troy has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Troy was established around a railroad station of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad in 1882. It replaced an older village about two miles north of the current city and which is referred to as Old Troy. Originally the new town was known as New Troy. A weekly newspaper was established at Troy in 1892.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 508 households, and 394 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.5 people per square mile (149.5/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 148.2/sq mi (57.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.26% White, 1.16% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 7.40% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.11% of the population.
There were 508 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,250, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $35,134 versus $24,559 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,974. About 7.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 22.7% of those age 65 or over.
Public education in the city of Troy is provided by the Troy Independent School District.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Troy city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Troy, Texas
- Handbook of Texas Online article on Troy