Trenton, NC


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Trenton is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 291 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the 528th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Trenton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Trenton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Trenton is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Trenton who work in sales jobs (20.34%), office and administrative support (15.25%), and maintenance occupations (9.32%).

Trenton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Trenton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.19% of the adults in Trenton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Trenton in 2010 was $14,039, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,156 for a family of four. Trenton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Trenton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Trenton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Russian.

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

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