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Troy, New York

Troy is a city located in Rensselaer County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,170. Troy is home to the world-famous Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is the county seat of Rensselaer County6.

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History and Culture See this timeline (http://troynet.net/history/timeline/) for a great view of Troy's past.

Geography Troy has a beautiful waterfront along Hudson river.

Troy is located at 42°44'18" North, 73°40'51" West (42.738278, -73.680809)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²). 27.0 km² (10.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.44% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 49,170 people, 19,996 households, and 10,737 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,823.7/km² (4,721.8/mi²). There are 23,093 housing units at an average density of 856.5/km² (2,217.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.22% White, 11.41% African American, 0.28% Native American, 3.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 4.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,996 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% are married couples living together, 16.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% are non-families. 36.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 17.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,844, and the median income for a family is $38,631. Males have a median income of $30,495 versus $25,724 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,796. 19.1% of the population and 14.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.5% are 65 or older.

Remarks Troy remains a "Victorian City", despite troubles with poverty and crime, it is home to countless samples of Victorian architecture and iron work. Many of the buildings are in disrepair, but concerned citizens and community groups and investors are taking a hand in restoring them.

Landmarks Some famous and interesting portions of Troy include:

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