Trenton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 90,457 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the seventh largest community in New Jersey. Trenton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Trenton has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Trenton has quite a high level of public transit users. Trenton’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The percentage of adults in Trenton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.11% of adults in Trenton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Trenton in 2018 was $24,951, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,804 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 36.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include Italian, Irish, Jamaican, German, and Polish.
Trenton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.32%.
The most common language spoken in Trenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.