Troy, New Hampshire

According to campingship, Troy is located in New Hampshire’s Sullivan County and is situated between the cities of Claremont and Newport. The city has a total area of 16.6 square miles and a population of just over 1,500 people. The climate in Troy is generally mild, with cold winters and hot summers.

Troy’s history dates back to 1764 when it was incorporated as a town, although it wasn’t until 1807 that it was given its current name. It was an important manufacturing center for many years, producing goods such as woolen goods, leather, paper products, and lumber. In more recent years Troy has become a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to Mount Sunapee State Park and the nearby White Mountain National Forest.

Politics in Troy are managed by the city council which is composed of six members elected for two-year terms by residents of the city. The mayor is elected every two years as well, and serves on the council along with the other members.

The economy in Troy relies heavily on tourism due to its proximity to ski resorts like Mount Sunapee State Park as well as its location near the White Mountain National Forest which attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over New England. There are also several small businesses in town which help support the local economy such as restaurants, retail shops, and hotels.

Schools in Troy are managed by the Newport School District which includes one elementary school (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8), and one high school (grades 9-12). There are also several private schools located within an hour’s drive from Troy including St Paul’s School in Concord, NH; Kimball Union Academy in Meriden NH; and Colby-Sawyer College in New London NH.

Troy offers visitors plenty of attractions including historic sites like Fort at Number 4 Museum & Village which features buildings from colonial times; scenic locations such as Lake Sunapee State Park; fun activities like skiing or snowmobiling at nearby mountains; or simply enjoying some peaceful time exploring nature along with many hiking trails throughout town. Another notable landmark is The Old Stone House Museum & Library located on Main Street which houses artifacts from early settlers of Troy dating back to 1764 when it was first established as a town.

Population: 1,962. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,061 (+5.0% change)
Males: 946 (48.2%), Females: 1,016 (51.8%)

Cheshire County

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $41,875
Median house value: $89,600

Races in Troy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: French (16.8%), United States (15.5%), English (15.1%), Irish (12.6%), French Canadian (8.0%), Italian (7.4%).

Elevation: 1009 feet


The population of Troy, New Hampshire as of 2019 is 2,019. The town is located in the southwestern corner of the state and covers an area of about 31 square miles. The population density is about 65 people per square mile. The median age in the town is 38 years old, with a gender ratio of 50.3% female and 49.7% male. Most residents are white (97%), followed by African American (1%) and Hispanic or Latino (2%). About 41% of the population has a college degree or higher. The median household income in Troy is $55,811 and the median home value is $322,400.

The majority of residents are employed in management or professional occupations (39%) followed by sales and office occupations (27%), service occupations (14%), production/construction/maintenance jobs (12%), education/healthcare/social assistance jobs (7%) and finally other occupations (1%). Agriculture plays a small role in the economy with only 5% employed in this industry.

The largest employers in Troy include a lumber mill, several manufacturing plants, an auto body shop, two nursing homes, a school district, several retail stores, restaurants and other businesses that help to support the local economy. Education also plays an important role with several elementary schools located within town limits as well as one high school and one middle school that serve students from both Troy and nearby towns.

For population 25 years and over in Troy

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Troy town

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

0.9% Foreign born


Hospitals/medical centers near Troy:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Troy:

  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • MANCHESTER (about 53 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Troy:

  • DILLANT-HOPKINS (about 8 miles; KEENE, NH; Abbreviation: EEN)
  • JAFFREY AIRPORT-SILVER RANCH (about 13 miles; JAFFREY, NH; Abbreviation: AFN)
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 20 miles; ORANGE, MA; Abbreviation: ORE)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Troy:

  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; KEENE, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 32 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,660)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,359)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 45 miles; AMHERST, MA; Full-time enrollment: 21,468)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 46 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)

Public primary/middle school in Troy:

  • TROY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 44 SCHOOL ST; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle school in Troy:

  • TENDER SHEPERD PRESCHOOL AND K (Students: 38; Location: P.O. BOX 189 4 FITZWILLIAM RD; Grades: PK – KG)


Library in Troy:

  • GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY (Operating income: $61,759; Location: 10 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 18,083 books; 419 audio materials; 697 video materials; 40 serial subscriptions)

Troy, New Hampshire

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