Trenton, New Jersey Population 2019
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 Population Statistics
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.
Trenton Population Growth
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 had 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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Trenton was:
- Black or African American: 50.48%
- White: 39.62%
- Other race: 6.94%
- Asian: 1.43%
- Two or more races: 1.35%
- Native American: 0.18%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
Trenton, New Jersey's estimated population is 83,974 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Trenton, New Jersey is the 6th largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 11102.64 people/mi² (4286.73 people/km²), with a household density of 1767.75 people/km² (4578.48 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 34 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.7 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 34,629 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 7.6%, with a median rent of $995/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $95,900.
The median income for households in Trenton, New Jersey is $35,524, while the mean household income is $50,613.