Trenton Population 2018

Trenton is a city located in the state of New Jersey. It is located in Mercer County, where it is also the county seat. Trenton is also the capital of New Jersey, and for a short period was the capital of the United States. The city has a long history and annexation has contributed to its growth of 84,913 residents, according to the last census taken in 2010. However, recent estimates show that this number has declined slightly, dropping the population to 84,056. It is the 10th most populous city in New Jersey. Trenton has a total area of over 8 square miles, and it has a population density of 11,101.9 people per square mile.

Trenton’s population is primarily black, with this race making up over 52% of the total population. Over 26% of the population is white, over 1% Asian, over 15% of another race, and over 4% multiracial. People of Hispanic or Latino origin make up nearly 34% of the population. Trenton has more men than women residing within its limits, with 106.5 males for every 100 females. Residents between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the city’s largest age group and account for 32.5% of the total population. Just over one-quarter of residents are under the age of 18, while 8.8% are at least 65 years old. Nearly one-quarter of Trenton’s residents live below the federal poverty line. In its earliest years, Trenton saw its population grow at a steady rate. However, during the 20th century, this population began to slow. The population peaked at 128,009 at the time of the 1950 census. However, after this, the population has only continued to drop at each 10-year census. Recent estimates show that the population has dropped 1% since the last census in 2010. High crime rates are a contributing factor to the loss in population, although the numbers have gotten better in more recent years. Perhaps with continuous efforts to revitalize the city and bring crime down further, Trenton’s population will once again rise.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201684,056-129-0.15%
201584,185-455-0.54%
201484,640-305-0.36%
201384,945-2-0.00%
201284,947-26-0.03%
201184,973600.07%
201084,913-490-0.57%
200085,403-3,272-3.69%
199088,675-3,449-3.74%
198092,124-12,514-11.96%
1970104,638-9,529-8.35%
1960114,167-13,842-10.81%
1950128,0093,3122.66%
1940124,6971,3411.09%
1930123,3564,0673.41%
1920119,28922,47423.21%
191096,81523,50832.07%
190073,30715,84927.58%
189057,45827,54892.10%
188029,9107,03630.76%
187022,8745,64632.77%
186017,22810,767166.65%
18506,4612,42660.12%
18404,0351102.80%
18303,925-17-0.43%
18203,94294231.40%
18103,0000.00%

Trenton Race Data

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American42,61050.69%
White30,44536.22%
Some Other Race8,83710.51%
Two or More Races1,5921.89%
Asian1,0321.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander0.00%

Population Pyramid

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Trenton Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.3
Houses Without Mortgage
3,172
Houses With Mortgage
7,271
Vacancy Rate
19.7
Median Rent
956
Median Home Value
107,200
Renter-Occupied Units
17,401
Owner-Occupied Units
10,443
Total Housing Units
34,694

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Trenton for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 10.6% and the labor force participation rate is 61.1%.

Trenton Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.8
Non Family Households
0
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7243
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2293
Married Couple Families
7777
Average Family Size
3.62
Average Household Size
2.85