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Troy, NH

troy New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Troy
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 249
Troy, NH 03465
Telephone (603) 242-7722
Fax (603) 242-3430
E-mail selectmen@troy-nh.us
Web Site www.troy-nh.us/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, extended hours Thursday until 7:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Cheshire County District 10, 15

Incorporated: 1815
Origin: This territory was separated from Marlborough in 1815, and combined with parts of Fitzwilliam, Swanzey, and Richmond to create a new town more central to those in outlying areas of those communities. A prominent citizen and friend of Governor John Taylor Gilman, Captain Benjamin Mann of Mason, suggested the name Troy. His daughter Betsy was married to Samuel Wilson, famous as Uncle Sam and at that time a resident of Troy, New York, which was incorporated the following year. At least seven members of the Wilson family were living in the town at the time, thus securing the name.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 676 residents in 1820
Population Trends: Population change for Troy totaled 817 over 54 years, from 1,445 in 1960 to 2,262 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 24 percent between 1970 and 1980; population declined over the next two decades. The 2014 Census estimate for Troy was 2,262 residents, which ranked 132nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 129.6 persons per square mile of land area. Troy contains 17.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $2,374,658
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $4,473,933
Zoning Ordinance 1972/05
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Industrial Development; Cheshire Railroad
Public Library Gay-Kimball Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 11 miles 116

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Troy Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.11
2015 Equalization Ratio 102.0
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.70
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 920
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 540
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 225
Five or More Units in Structure 69
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 86
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 2,262 76,596
2010 2,145 77,117
2000 1,967 73,993
1990 2,096 70,223
1980 2,131 62,116
1970 1,713 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,199 Female:   1,063
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 110
Age 5 to 19 379
Age 20 to 34 558
Age 35 to 54 646
Age 55 to 64 263
Age 65 and over 306
Median Age 39.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,045
Median family income $59,750
Median household income $55,043
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,800
Female $28,359
Individuals below the poverty level 8.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,184 1,206
Employed 1,146 1,149
Unemployed 38 57
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 65 26
Average Weekly Wage $592 $825
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 157 133
Average Weekly Wage $353 $525
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 223 159
Average Weekly Wage $423 $574
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 75 75
Average Weekly Wage $544 $554
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 297 235
Average Weekly Wage $453 $567

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey, Troy) SAU 93
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 153
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 50
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Surell Accessories Women's accessories 15 1981
Inn at East Hill Farm Resort, hotel 70 1974
Troy Auto Parts Vehicles, repair, sales 8 1981
Minute Mart Convenience store, gas station 8 1988
Dragon Palace Restaurant 6 2004
Monadnock Berries Blueberries, produce 5 2000
Baile McBreen's Gift shop 2 2006
Peggy Sue's Bakery Bakery & Café 3 2008
J & J Auto Body Automotive repair & service 4 1994
Sugar & Spice Boutique Gift shop/consignment 1 2010

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 24 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 53 miles
Portland, ME 159 miles
Boston, MA 88 miles
New York City, NY 217 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 7.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 13.8%
Commuting to another NH community 75.8%
Commuting out-of-state 10.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Ascutney (VT)
Other: Gap Mountain; Historic Village

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/24/15

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