Trenton, TN


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Trenton is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,134 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the 140th largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Trenton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.21% of the Trenton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Trenton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Trenton who work in sales jobs (11.19%), office and administrative support (10.25%), and food service (9.58%).

As is often the case in a small city, Trenton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Trenton, just 11.89% 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 2010 was $19,160, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,640 for a family of four. Trenton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.29% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include German, English, African, and Dutch.

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

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