Capital Region Demographics

The Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA); which includes Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties; makes up a large portion of the Capital District.

Its 2016 population of 881,839 ranked 63rd in the United States. The per capita personal income (PCPI) of $53,727 ranked 35th in the United States.

 
The Capital region is ranked No. 39 in the USA for per capita personal income. In fact, Albany ranks higher in income than 20 of the largest 40 metros in the United States, and our residents out-earn many similar-sized metro areas across the country. A short list of cities whose residents have lower per capita income: Dallas, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, Miami, Nashville, Austin, Kansas City and Cincinnati.

Albany Business Review, July 7, 2016

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Troy Particulars

City population 

Jobs in Troy  

Median resident age

High school graduate or higher, % age 25+, '09-13 

Bachelor’s degree or higher, % of age 25+, '09-'13

49,974

26,500

30.5 (NY median age 36.2)

83.8%

24.7%

JOB FIELDS

Educational, health & social service 

Retail trade

Public administration 

Professional, scientific, admin., mgmt. 

Manufacturing   

Arts, entertain., recr., accomod, food

Finance, insurance, real estate

Construction 

Transportation, warehousing & utilities

Other service (except public admin.) 

Wholesale trade 

Information 

Agri., forestry, fishing, hunting and mining 

TOTAL

20,154 

   9,319 

   8,262 

   7,260 

   6,292 

   5,995 

   5,289 

   5,291 

   3,341 

   3,084 

   2,218 

   2,168 

      503 

%

25.0%

11.7%

10.4%

9.2%

7.9%

 7.6%

6.7%

6.7%

4.2%

3.9%

2.8%

2.7%

0.6%

 Troy Market Area  

WHERE IS TROY?

 

Distance/Drive Time from Troy to Nearby Cities

  • Albany
    7.7 miles
    13 minutes

     

  • Schenectady
    23.1 miles
    30 minutes

     

  • Saratoga Spring
    30.6 miles
    34 minutes

      [Home of the famous race track

         and SPAC Amphitheater]

Daytrip to the Heart of Major Hiking, Biking
Camping, Climbing and Skiing Areas 

Distance & Drive Time from Troy

  • Green Mountain National Forest, VT
    56.7 miles
    1 hr. 30 mins.

     

  • Adirondacks, NY
    83.6 miles
    1 hr. 42 mins.

     

  • Catskill Mountains, NY
    90.7 miles
    1 hr. 55 mins.

 

Regional Transportation

Tri-cities located at the intersection of two of the most heavily traveled US Interstate Highways (87 and 90)

Albany International Airport

Amtrak station with extensive bus connections

Fast-growing shipping ports

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