Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin

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Troy, Wisconsin
Location of Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Location of Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°14′45″N 89°55′19″W / 43.24583°N 89.92194°W / 43.24583; -89.92194Coordinates: 43°14′45″N 89°55′19″W / 43.24583°N 89.92194°W / 43.24583; -89.92194
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sauk
 • Total 54.3 sq mi (140.6 km2)
 • Land 53.1 sq mi (137.6 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 773
 • Density 14.5/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-80825[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584298[1]

Troy is a town in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 773 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Black Hawk, Cassell, and Witwen are located in the town.


The town was named after Troy, Ohio, the native home of an early settler.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.3 square miles (140.6 km²), of which, 53.1 square miles (137.6 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (2.12%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 773 people, 277 households, and 219 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.5 people per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 5.6 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White, 0.52% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 277 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,432, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $23,984 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,735. About 5.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Cole, Harry Ellsworth (1918). A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 417. 
  4. ^ 2001 Wisconsin Joint Resolution 11-Leroy Litscher