|Nickname : The City of Tomorrow, Today|
The National City Center (Top Of Troy)
|Location in Michigan|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Oakland County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
- Metropolitan Area :
|81,118 (status: 2006)
4,403,437 (status: 2009)
|Population density :||933.5 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||87.1 km 2 (approx. 34 mi 2 ) of
which 86.9 km 2 (approx. 34 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||228 m|
|Postcodes :||48007, 48083-48085, 48098, 48099|
|Area code :||+1 248|
|GNIS ID :||1615125|
|Mayor :||Louise E. Schilling|
Troy is a city in Oakland County in the US state of Michigan . The city was founded in the 1840s and named after the founder's hometown, Troy, New York State . Symbol of the city is the Beaver ( Beaver ), the main street of the city is called Big Beaver Road .
The city extends over an area of 87.1 km² , 0.3 km² of which is water. It is located north within the larger catchment area of the city of Detroit . Troy is just off Interstate 75, the main route between Detroit and the former industrial cities of Pontiac and Flint .
Most of the city consists of single-family housing estates of the middle and upper class, mostly inhabited by well-educated people of white skin color. This differs significantly from the impoverished and neglected settlement belt around Detroit, only a few kilometers south.
The city has an open-air museum , the Troy Museum & Historic Village , where ten historic buildings can be viewed.
The city's public library , the Troy Public Library , opened in 1962. In 1971 the library made a name for itself with an unusual campaign. Numerous celebrities wrote letters to the city's children to encourage them to read and use the library. Letters to the Children of Troy came from Douglas Fairbanks Junior , Isaac Asimov , Kingsley Amis , Pat Nixon , Neil Armstrong , Pearl S. Buck and Ronald Reagan , among others . In 2002, the library achieved over 1 million loans a year for the first time. In 2010 there were massive budget cuts, combined with downsizing and restricted opening hours. The continuation of the library beyond 2011 is questionable.
Troy is an up and coming economic center, especially in the automotive and financial sectors. Significant companies are:
- SAE International
- Kelly Services
- Inteva Products
- DuPont Automotive
- Budd Company
- Delphi Corporation
- MBtech North America
- EDAG Engineering Group
- Troy Museum & Historic Village ( Memento of the original from June 7, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 8, 2011
- Our History: Letters to the Children of Troy, May 1971 ( Memento of the original from June 10, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 8, 2011
- Michael Kelley: Troy Public Library's Future Looks Bleak ( Memento of the original from September 5, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Library Journal, November 4, 2010