Trenton, Michigan Population 2021

18,023
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Trenton is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 18,023, it is the 57th largest city in Michigan and the 2016th largest city in the United States . Trenton is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -4.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,853 in 2010. Trenton reached it's highest population of 24,127 in 1970. Spanning over 8 miles, Trenton has a population density of 2,488 people per square mile.

The average household income in Trenton is $84,388 with a poverty rate of 7.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $771 per month, and the median house value is $150,800. The median age in Trenton is 47.2 years, 43.3 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Trenton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Trenton was:

  • White: 96.50%
  • Two or more races: 1.45%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Trenton, Michigan is 18,023 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,224.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,853.

Trenton, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,65596.50%
Two or More Races2651.45%
Black or African American1871.02%
Asian1450.79%
Some Other Race340.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.05%
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Trenton Population by Race

Trenton Population Pyramid $2021

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Trenton Median Age

47.2


Total

43.3


Male

49.4


Female

Trenton Adults

There are 14,790 adults, (3,983 of whom are seniors) in Trenton.

Trenton Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Trenton Sex Ratio

Female

9,718

53.12%

Male

8,577

46.88%

Trenton Population by Age

Trenton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Trenton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All78.4%21.6%
Male74.7%25.3%
Female70.4%29.6%
Non Family64.5%35.5%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Trenton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7772.3178.4
Married3,6973.0791.7
Non Family2,9761.0964.5
Female8273.1670.4
Male2772.8474.7

3.03

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Trenton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2441.81%
9th to 12th Grade5273.90%
High School Graduate4,38432.44%
Some College3,53526.16%
Associates Degree1,36510.10%
Bachelors Degree2,11815.67%
Graduate Degree1,3409.92%
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Trenton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Trenton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,59911,9313,265
Hispanic48139771
Black17216228
2+ Races17116212
Asian888873
Other Race231710
Native American999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Trenton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,522$62,475$37,444
Less Than 9th Grade$26,379$36,250$21,339
High School Graduate$38,451$48,900$26,951
Some College$48,343$64,038$34,709
Bachelors Degree$61,957$71,597$46,066
Graduate Degree$71,223$67,292$71,895

$48,522

Average Earnings

$62,475

Average Male

$37,444

Average Female

Trenton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Trenton Language by Age

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Trenton Language

95.14% of Trenton residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Trenton Language

Trenton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,6641,2187.31%
Hispanic8069211.41%
Black1263326.19%
Multiple261103.83%

7.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.87%

Male Poverty Rate

8.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Trenton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Trenton is Black, with 26.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Trenton is Multiple, with 3.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.81%.

Trenton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.47%
High School7.06%
Some College6.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%

Trenton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed12.98%
Female Unemployed9.33%
Female Employed4.33%
Male Employed1.90%

Trenton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Trenton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,294$84,388
Families$87,205$101,532
Married Families$95,726-
Non Families$38,125$54,497
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Income by Household Type

Trenton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Trenton Married by Age and Sex

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Trenton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Trenton Marital Status by Race

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Trenton Marital Status

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1,072

Number of Veterans

1,000

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam435
First Gulf War160
Korea120
Second Gulf War104
World War II49

Trenton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74382
75+313
35 to 54192
55 to 64135
18 to 3450

Trenton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0407.31%
Hispanic6610.23%
2+ Races199.05%
Black137.47%

Trenton Veterans by Race

Trenton Veterans by Education

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6.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Trenton Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Trenton Employment by Age

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Trenton Employment by Race

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Trenton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.96%

Born in Trenton

95.98%

Native Born

4.02%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.98% of Trenton residents were born in the United States, with 83.96% having been born in Michigan. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Trenton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,023-67-0.37%
202018,090-67-0.37%
201918,157-67-0.37%
201818,224-72-0.39%
201718,296-71-0.39%
201618,367-73-0.40%
201518,440-72-0.39%
201418,512-8-0.04%
201318,520-146-0.78%
201218,666-49-0.26%
201118,715-101-0.54%
201018,816-768-0.40%
200019,584-1,002-0.50%
199020,586-2,176-1.00%
198022,762-1,365-0.58%
197024,1275,6882.73%
196018,43912,21711.48%
19506,2229381.65%
19405,2841,2622.77%
19304,0223,2225.53%
19008000.00%

Trenton Population by Year