Trenton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 83,203 people and 55 constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the seventh largest community in New Jersey. Trenton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Trenton who work in maintenance occupations (12.07%), office and administrative support (11.76%), and food service (8.53%).
A lot of people in Trenton take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Trenton, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
In Trenton, just 12.18% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Trenton in 2018 was $19,281, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,124 for a family of four. However, Trenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Trenton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Trenton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include Italian, German, Irish, Jamaican, and Polish.
In addition, Trenton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.14%).
The most common language spoken in Trenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.