Troy, NY

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2022 Population
51,268
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
0.923% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.3%
0.125% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,837
9.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,100
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,798
0.189% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Troy, NY had a population of 51.3k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $54,837. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Troy, NY grew from 50,717 to 51,268, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $50,304 to $54,837, a 9.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Troy, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.08%).

None of the households in Troy, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.9% of the residents in Troy, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Troy, NY are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2,071 degrees awarded in 2022), Hudson Valley Community College (1,448 degrees), and Russell Sage College (696 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Troy, NY was $177,100, and the homeownership rate was 34.5%.

Most people in Troy, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Troy, NY was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Troy, NY is home to a population of 51.3k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.92% of Troy, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.06k people).

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.4k people) in Troy, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Troy, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Troy, NY was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Troy, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.4k ± 827
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.06k ± 733
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.49k ± 631
9.07%
Hispanic Population
4.65k people

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.4k people) in Troy, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.07% of the people in Troy, NY are hispanic (4.65k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.06k people
8.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.32k people

As of 2022, 7.92% of Troy, NY residents (4.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Troy, NY was 8.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    630 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    521 ± 289
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    204 ± 110

Troy, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Troy, NY employs 23.8k people. The largest industries in Troy, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,233 people), Educational Services (3,194 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,941 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,558), Utilities ($59,750), and Manufacturing ($59,688).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

23.8k
2022 Value
± 1,235
0.189%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Troy, NY grew at a rate of 0.189%, from 23.8k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Troy, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,062 people), Management Occupations (2,369 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,074 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Troy, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.8k
2022 Value
± 1,235
0.189%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Troy, NY grew at a rate of 0.189%, from 23.8k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Troy, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,233 people), Educational Services (3,194 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,941 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Troy, NY, though some of these residents may live in Troy, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,509
Median earning men ± $3,935
$40,047
Median earning women ± $2,109

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($71,331), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,356), and Manufacturing ($64,018).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,645), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,356), and Information ($55,787).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Troy, NY awarded 4,286 degrees. The student population of Troy, NY in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 9,825 male students and 8,569 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Troy, NY are White (2,541 and 65.4%), followed by Asian (461 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (316 and 8.14%), and Black or African American (255 and 6.57%).

The largest universities in Troy, NY by number of degrees awarded are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2,071 and 48.3%), Hudson Valley Community College (1,448 and 33.8%), and Russell Sage College (696 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Troy, NY are Computer Science (322 and 7.51%), General Business Administration & Management (288 and 6.72%), and Mechanical Engineering (264 and 6.16%).

The median tuition cost in Troy, NY for private four year colleges is $46,226.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Troy, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,394 (53.4% men and 46.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,394 students enrolled in Troy, NY, 53.4% men and 46.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,404 records, of which 49% were women and 51% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 112 degrees awarded
  2. 284 degrees awarded
  3. 212 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Troy, NY was Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Troy, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,071 degrees awarded
  2. 1,448 degrees awarded
  3. 696 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with 2,071 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,249 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Troy, NY, which is 1.1 times more than the 2,037 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,541 degrees mean that there were 5.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 461 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($46,226) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,836) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Troy, NY was $177,100 in 2022, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,000 to $177,100, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Troy, NY is 34.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Troy, NY have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Troy, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Troy, NY is $54,837. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Troy, NY was Census Tract 412 with a value of $81,728, followed by Census Tract 414 and Census Tract 413, with respective values of $66,654 and $66,549.

Property

$177,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,117
$7,449
Median Property Taxes
±$642

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Rent vs Own

34.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 34.5% of the housing units in Troy, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 33.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 412
  2. Census Tract 414
  3. Census Tract 413

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Troy, NY was Census Tract 412 with a value of $81,728, followed by Census Tract 414 and Census Tract 413, with respective values of $66,654 and $66,549.

The following map shows all of the places in Troy, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,837
Median Household Income
± $3,924
21.6k
Number of Households
± 1,158

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Troy, NY grew to $54,837 from the previous year's value of $50,304.

The following chart displays the households in Troy, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Troy, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Walked (8.35%)

In 2022, 64.6% of workers in Troy, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who walked to work (8.35%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Troy, NY have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Troy, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Troy, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Troy, NY have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Troy, NY (10.9k out of 46.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Troy, NY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96% of the population of Troy, NY has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rensselaer County, NY see 2035 patients per year on average, which represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (2098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,035 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rensselaer County, NY

Primary care physicians in Rensselaer County, NY see an average of 2,035 patients per year. This represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (2,098 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rensselaer County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 33.3% between 18 and 34 years, 32.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.04%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
29%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Troy, NY declined by 2.39% from 4.14% to 4.04%.

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