Troy New Hampshire Community Profile

Troy New Hampshire Community Profile
Troy, NH
Community Contact Troy Industrial Development Authority
Ralph L. Wentworth, Chairman
PO Box 249
Troy, NH 03465

Telephone (603) 242-7722
Fax (603) 242-3430
E-mail selectmen@town.troy.nh.us
Web Site www.troy-nh.us/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 1:30 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 10
State Representative
Cheshire County District 6
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 607 over 50 years, from 1,360 in 1950 to 1,967 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 24 percent between 1970 and 1980; population declined over the next two decades. The 2006 Census estimate for Troy was 2,083 residents, which ranked 133rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 119.4 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, 2006 $2,346,851
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $1,606,534
Zoning Ordinance 1972/01
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:
Conservation; Industrial Dev; Cheshire Railroad

Public Library Gay-Kimball Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 11 miles 169

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Keene Gas Corp
Water Supplier Troy Water Works

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
unknown

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $26.36
2006 Equalization Ratio 81.7
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $22.24

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
87.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
6.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 835
   
2006 Single-Family Units 551
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Multi-Family Units 183
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
3
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 101
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,083 77,393
2000 1,967 73,993
1990 2,096 70,223
1980 2,131 62,116
1970 1,713 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
946
Female
1,016

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
117
Age 5 to 19
458
Age 20 to 34
363
Age 35 to 54
643
Age 55 to 64
181
Age 65 and over
200
Median Age
36.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
81.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
15.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,323
Median 4-person family income $47,500
Median household income $41,875

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$28,816
Female
$23,980

Families below the poverty level 3.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
1,118 1,252
Employed
1,081 1,208
Unemployed
37 44
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 56
Average Weekly Wage
n $664
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 160
Average Weekly Wage
n $375
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
437 216
Average Weekly Wage
$448 $449
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
62 72
Average Weekly Wage
$438 $574
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
499 288
Average Weekly Wage
$447 $481
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy) District: SAU 38
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region: 13

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
186
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 25
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Inn at East Hill Farm Resort, hotel 70 1974
Surell Accessories Women's accessories 15 1981
Minute Mart Convenience store & gas station 8 1988
Troy Auto Parts Vehicles, repair, sales 8 1981
Dragon Palace Restaurant 6 2004
Monadnock Berries Blueberries, produce 5 2000

TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
51 miles
Portland, ME
147 miles
Boston, MA
76 miles
New York City, NY
228 miles
Montreal, Quebec
253 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
3.2%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
17%
Commuting to another NH community
75%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mt Ascutney (VT)
   
Other: Gap Mtn; Historic Village

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/07/07

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