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Welcome to Troy ...

The city of Troy is located in Oakland County<1>.

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:

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.

  • Detroit
  • Warren
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
    • Warren lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Troy.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,877 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warren has also been known as:
    • Cottageville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<8>
  • Sterling Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling Heights
    • Sterling Heights lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Troy.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,709 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling Heights<8>
  • Dearborn
  • Livonia
  • Farmington Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington Hills
    • Farmington Hills lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Troy.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington Hills<8>
  • Southfield
  • Novi
  • Royal Oak
  • Pontiac

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.

The official website for Troy:

The official website for Oakland County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Oakland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Troy refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Troy may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Troy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Troy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (947) is an overlay for area code (248).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Troy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Troy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Troy includes: 48007, 48083, 48098 & 48099.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Troy) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Troy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TroyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6064, Longitude: -83.1498    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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