Troy, situated in Montgomery County, is a small town made up of three square miles.
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The town was founded in the 1800s. Troy was incorporated in 1852.
The median resident age in Troy is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $27,000 making it about $21,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Troy is about $87,000 (2015) which is $73,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $400 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Troy is 46% White, 43% Black, 4% Two or more races, and 7% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 12% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.
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Troy belongs to Montgomery County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, formed in from Anson County in 1779, was named after Richard Montgomery. Richard Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War general, and while trying to take over Quebec City, Canada was killed in 1775.
A part of Montgomery County that was west of the Pee Dee River ended up becoming Stanly County in 1841. Montgomery County has a population of 28,000 and its largest city Troy, with a population of 3,100, is the county seat.
Montgomery County borders Randolph, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, and Davidson counties.
Montgomery County is made up of 502 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.
The population of Troy, NC is about 520. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Troy, NC is three feet above sea level.
The zip code for Troy, NC is 27371.
The area code for Troy, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Troy and Montgomery County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.
As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Troy is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average.
Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Montgomery Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Montgomery County area.