Troy, Ohio

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Troy is a city located in Miami County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 21,999. It is the county seat of Miami CountyTemplate:GR.

Geography

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Location of Troy, Ohio

Troy is located at 40°2'30" North, 84°12'31" West (40.041621, -84.208627)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.3 km² (9.8 mi²). 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.72% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 21,999 people, 8,920 households, and 5,887 families residing in the city. The population density is 875.7/km² (2,267.8/mi²). There are 9,497 housing units at an average density of 378.0/km² (979.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.55% White, 4.78% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,920 households out of which 32.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% are married couples living together, 12.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 29.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $39,531, and the median income for a family is $46,889. Males have a median income of $35,819 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,892. 8.2% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Troy is home to the world famous Strawberry Festival which takes place in early June. Troy is also the hometown of Colin Girolamo the outspoken proponent of marijuana decriminalization. Girolamo started the political action committee "marijuana acceptance now!" (MAN) in Troy along with co-founder Benjamin Glodich.

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