Trenton, MI
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Trenton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 18,380 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the 71st largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Trenton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Trenton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Trenton who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), sales jobs (12.27%), and management occupations (8.92%).

The percentage of people in Trenton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.91% of adults in Trenton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Trenton in 2010 was $28,684, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,736 for a family of four. However, Trenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Trenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Trenton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Trenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.