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Welcome to Troy ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Troy, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
When the people of Troy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trojan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Troy has a population of 84,103 people<3> (see below for details).
Troy is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Troy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Troy: (248) and (947)<5>
The ZIP codes for Troy: 48007, 48083-48084, 48098-48099<6>
Websites for Troy ...
Official Website: www.ci.troy.mi.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Troy had an population of 84,103 people. This is an increase of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.88% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Troy had a population of 80,980 people (or 6.74% of the total population of Oakland County). This makes Troy the county's most populous community.
The population of Troy represents 0.82% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 80,980 people, the population of Troy has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 80,959 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Troy.
Communities Also Named Troy ...
While we believe that this Troy is located in Oakland County, we know of another 2 Michigan communities named Troy. Those communities are located in the following counties: Berrien and Newaygo County.
Beyond Michigan, there are 55 communities that are also named Troy - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Troy.
Communities near Troy ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Troy.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Troy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Troy.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Troy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Troy.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy. See our Newspapers Page for Troy.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Troy ...
Looking for more information about Troy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Troy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Troy.
Adding Troy to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Troy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Troy was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Troy in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Troy.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Troy: www.ci.troy.mi.us/
The official website for Oakland County: www.co.oakland.mi.us/
The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 02 Sep 2023