Troy, Indiana

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Troy, Indiana
Town
The Nester House, a historic landmark in the town
The Nester House, a historic landmark in the town
Location of Troy in the state of Indiana
Location of Troy in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 37°59′38″N 86°47′58″W / 37.99389°N 86.79944°W / 37.99389; -86.79944Coordinates: 37°59′38″N 86°47′58″W / 37.99389°N 86.79944°W / 37.99389; -86.79944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Troy
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 385
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 380
 • Density 1,203.1/sq mi (464.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 18-76634[4]
GNIS feature ID 0444924[5]

Troy is a town in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana, along the Ohio River near the mouth of the Anderson River. The population was 385 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Troy was laid out in 1815.[6] Troy was an early county seat of Perry County.[7] A post office has been in operation at Troy since 1818.[8]

The Nester House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[9]

Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln began operating a ferry near present-day Troy in 1826[10][11]

Geography[edit]

Troy is located at 37°59′38″N 86°47′58″W / 37.99389°N 86.79944°W / 37.99389; -86.79944 (37.993975, -86.799397).[12]

According to the 2010 census, Troy has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 363
1870 480 32.2%
1880 495 3.1%
1890 554 11.9%
1900 599 8.1%
1910 510 −14.9%
1920 454 −11.0%
1930 562 23.8%
1940 599 6.6%
1950 537 −10.4%
1960 528 −1.7%
1970 575 8.9%
1980 550 −4.3%
1990 465 −15.5%
2000 392 −15.7%
2010 385 −1.8%
Est. 2015 371 [13] −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 385 people, 163 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,203.1 inhabitants per square mile (464.5/km2). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 593.8 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 163 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 392 people, 172 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,248.4 people per square mile (488.2/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 627.4 per square mile (245.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.23% White, 0.51% Native American, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 30.2% 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 2.24 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,536, and the median income for a family was $32,708. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,891. About 19.2% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  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. ^ Wissing, Douglas (Mar 1, 2001). Indiana. Globe Pequot. p. 26. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  7. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present. Goodspeeds. 1885. p. 668. 
  8. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  9. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  10. ^ https://www.nps.gov/libo/learn/historyculture/a-lincoln.htm
  11. ^ http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/Moments08RS/15_web_leg_moments.htm
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.