Troy, Tennessee

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Troy, Tennessee
Westbrook Street
Westbrook Street
"Nice People Live Here"[1]
Location of Troy in Obion County, Tennessee.
Location of Troy in Obion County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°20′27″N 89°9′24″W / 36.34083°N 89.15667°W / 36.34083; -89.15667Coordinates: 36°20′27″N 89°9′24″W / 36.34083°N 89.15667°W / 36.34083; -89.15667
CountryUnited States
Named forAncient Troy[4]
 • Total1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Land1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
377 ft (115 m)
 • Total1,371
 • Estimate 
 • Density978.52/sq mi (377.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-75240[7]
GNIS feature ID1272918[8]
WebsiteTown website
Historical marker in Troy, Tennessee

Troy is a town in Obion County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,371 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Troy was founded in 1825 as the original county seat of Obion County. Frontiersman Davy Crockett was in attendance when the town was platted.[2] Troy remained the county seat until 1890, when it was moved to Union City following a contentious legal dispute.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Troy has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,321[6]−3.6%

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,273 people, 533 households, and 367 families residing in the town. The population density was 896.7 people per square mile (346.1/km2). There were 576 housing units at an average density of 405.7 per square mile (156.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 1.26% African American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 533 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,664, and the median income for a family was $38,500. Males had a median income of $28,594 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,255. About 12.5% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.


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  1. ^ "The Town of Troy, Home of Tennessee". The Town of Troy, Tennessee. Retrieved August 18, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c R.C. Forrester, "Obion County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  4. ^ Nancy Capace, Encyclopedia of Tennessee (North American Book Distributors, 2000), p. 225.
  5. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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