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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. It is one of 384 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the nation.

Its 2020 population of 878,550 ranked 63rd in the nation.The per capita personal income (PCPI) of $54,446 ranked 43rd in the United States.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area
Income statistic of Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA compared to the nation
A-S-T MSA Data & Demographics 2021

Troy Industries

Prominent industries in NYS Capital region

Specialized & Highest Paid Sectors

Compared to other places, Troy has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.64 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.4 times).

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Troy, NY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,112), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,923), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,492).


Map with population statistics of 1, 5, 10 mile radius from Troy, NY center

 Troy Market Area  

Troy, NY demographics


Troy, NY proximity to New York, NY, Boston, MA, Montreal, Canada, Syracuse, NY

Distance/Drive Time from Troy to Nearby Cities

Troy, NY mapped location in relationship to Albany, NY
  • 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 
Troy, NY proximity to state parks

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

Map of NYS Capital region

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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