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Trenton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Trenton is the 7th largest city in New Jersey with a population of 86,093 as of July 1, 2017. Trenton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 40.2237 and longitude -74.764 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Trenton (GNIS ID: 885421) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Trenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Chambersburg, Lamberton, Mill Hill, Santhickan, The Falls, Trent Town, Trents Town, Trent's Town.

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Trenton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 86,093
Daytime Population: Workers 44,426
Daytime Population: Residents 47,650
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 80,801
Population in Familes 60,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,292
Population Density2 11,256
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $33,415
Average Household Income $48,037
Per Capita Income $17,325


Total Housing Units 33,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,829 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,942 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,974 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $122,822
Average Home Value $149,339


Total Households 28,771
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 17,801
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.14%
Households 0.09% 0.15%
Families 0.05% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Trenton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 27 95th
Diversity Index # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 527 3rd
Per Capita Income # 535 2nd

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