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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 and Wednesday, 8:30-5, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-3; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday and Wednesday, 8-12:30 & 1:30-4:30, Tuesday, 8-12:30 & 1:30-4:30, Thursday, 12:30-7

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 Districts 12, 17

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 432 over 50 years, from 1,713 in 1970 to 2,145 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Troy was 2,184 residents, which ranked 133rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 125.1 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, 2022 $3,644,079
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $20,142,869
Zoning Ordinance 1974/23
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 Per Diem
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 11 miles 94

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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.84
2022 Equalization Ratio 59.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.04
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other15.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 779
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 502
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 138
Five or More Units in Structure 49
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 90
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 2,184 77,350
2020 2,130 76,458
2010 2,145 77,117
2000 1,967 73,993
1990 2,096 70,223
1980 2,131 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   916 Female:   852
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 91
Age 5 to 19 292
Age 20 to 34 354
Age 35 to 54 471
Age 55 to 64 300
Age 65 and over 260
Median Age 39.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,305
High school graduate or higher 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,602
Median family income $74,948
Median household income $54,375
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,293
Female $41,685
Individuals below the poverty level 7.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,242 1,120
Employed 1,179 1,090
Unemployed 63 30
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 2.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 19 42
Average Weekly Wage $839 $726
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 125 149
Average Weekly Wage $509 $775
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 144 191
Average Weekly Wage $553 $765
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 85 73
Average Weekly Wage $538 $739
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 229 264
Average Weekly Wage $547 $758

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 135
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce; 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
Monadnock Berries Blueberries, produce 5 2000
Troy Deli & Marketplace Deli, Convenience Store 2018
Royal Spice Restaurant 2021
J & J Auto Body Automotive repair & service 4 1994
Troy Pizza Barn Restaurant 6

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 983
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 2.1%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 13.1%
Commuting to another NH community 79.6%
Commuting out-of-state 7.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist 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 Campgrounds
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/7/23

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