Troy (Alabama)

Pike County


Troy is a city in the U.S. state of Alabama, United States. In 2000, Troy had 13,935 inhabitants. The city is located in Pike County and is the County Seat. The Troy University is located here. Lockheed Martin maintains a production facility here.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 68.2 km ², of which 68.0 km ² of land and 0.2 km ² accounts waters.


The place which the Indians described as the hill on which the game is, was settled by whites for the first time in 1824. Before the city got its present name in 1838, he was named Zebulon and later Centreville.

To assist in the train of settlers and to the post of Washington, DC to accelerate to New Orleans, a road was created after 1805, which had its starting point at the southern end of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road in Augusta and westward led through Georgia to Alabama, to present-day Russell County and on through the County Macon and Montgomery and then southwest through the County Lowndes, Butler, Monroe led to Mobile and from there to New Orleans. In 1824 a military road from Fort Barrancas in Pensacola, Florida set up to Fort Mitchell, Alabama, and connected to this road up the federation; this route was known as The Three Notch Road and ran through Troy and Pike County. As a military supply road played the track no big roles, but the settlers sailed on her train to the south and southeast Alabama and northwestern Florida.


Is the Troy University Arboretum, an arboretum with an area of ​​16,186 m² at the Troy University.


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 13,935 persons Troy. The population density was 205.0 people per km ². There were 6436 housing units at an average 94.7 per km ². The population of Troy was about 58.89 % White, 38.56 % African American, 0.26 % Native American, 0.69 % Asian, 0.01 % Pacific Islander, 0.44 % reported other to belong to races and 1.15 % from two or more races. 1.30 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The inhabitants of Troy were distributed among 5583 households out of which 28.1% were living in children under 18 years. 36.6 % married couples living together, 17.2 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9 % were non-families. 33.4 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 11.1% of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size is 2.98.

The city population was spread out with 22.4 % under the, 24.2% 18-24 year olds, 24.6 % 25 -44- year-old, 17.5 % 45-64 year olds and 11.1 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women, 81.8 men.

The median household income in Troy was 25 352 U.S. dollars, and the median family income reached the level of 39 601 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 29 190 U.S. dollars, compared to 20,368 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income in Troy was 15,589 U.S. dollars. 23.5 % of the population and 17.7% of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 27.5 % of minors and 19.8 % of those age 65 or over.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Named Clarence Smith, jazz pianist, and Pine Top Smith
  • John Lewis ( politician), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives