Trenton, New Jersey Population 2022

82,000
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Trenton is a city located in Burlington County and Mercer County New Jersey. Trenton has a 2020 population of 82,000. Trenton is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -3.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,004 in 2010.

The average household income in Trenton is $53,307 with a poverty rate of 27.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,085 per month, and the median house value is $97,000. The median age in Trenton is 34 years, 33.4 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

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.

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 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.

Trenton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Trentonwas:

  • Black or African American: 48.67%
  • White: 35.27%
  • Other race: 10.18%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Trenton, New Jersey is 82,000 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,000.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 85,004.

Trenton, New Jersey Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010367,7130.00%
2011367,378-335-0.09%
2012368,5541,1760.32%
2013369,4298750.24%
2014368,909-520-0.14%
2015368,124-785-0.21%
2016367,699-425-0.12%
2017368,1684690.13%
2018368,188200.01%
2019367,430-758-0.21%
2020366,672-758-0.21%
2021365,914-758-0.21%

Trenton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,40835.27%
Black or African American40,58548.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native5220.63%
Asian8671.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1490.18%
Some Other Race8,49210.18%
Two or More Races3,3644.03%
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Trenton Population by Race

Trenton Population Pyramid 2022

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Trenton Median Age

35


Total

34.8


Male

35.2


Female

Trenton Adults

There are 61,345 adults, (9,386 of whom are seniors) in Trenton.

Trenton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Trenton Sex Ratio

Female

42,778

51.30%

Male

40,609

48.70%

Trenton Population by Age

Trenton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Trenton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male56.2%43.8%
Married54.4%45.6%
All38.4%61.6%
Female32.9%67.1%
Non Family28.3%71.7%

38.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Trenton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,5812.7938.4
Married7,8354.0354.4
Male1,7783.3756.2
Female7,0033.932.9
Non Family11,9651.2528.3

3.76

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Trenton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,14011.34%
9th to 12th Grade7,35813.59%
High School Graduate20,21337.34%
Some College10,24718.93%
Associates Degree2,4674.56%
Bachelors Degree5,46210.09%
Graduate Degree2,2424.14%
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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
Asian564437293
White9,5418,5292,249
Black26,92922,2333,729
2+ Races1,8431,378225
Other Race4,9462,722456
Hispanic17,2399,3811,356
Native American30795

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.95%.

Trenton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,152$31,691$28,616
Less Than 9th Grade$22,303$25,539$20,025
High School Graduate$27,161$30,041$25,104
Some College$35,805$43,138$31,667
Bachelors Degree$47,583$41,852$49,500
Graduate Degree$60,893$54,797$63,144

$30,152

Average Earnings

$31,691

Average Male

$28,616

Average Female

Trenton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Trenton Language by Age

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Trenton Language

61.63% of Trenton residents speak only English, while 38.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.71% of the population.

Trenton Language

Trenton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple3,25292528.44%
Black39,12710,75127.48%
Hispanic30,5738,14026.62%
White10,4452,54424.36%
Asian81818622.74%
Native51510720.78%
Other2,174NaN%

27.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.06%

Male Poverty Rate

30.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Trenton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Trenton is Multiple, with 28.44% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.46%.

Trenton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.29%
High School26.07%
Some College17.71%
Bachelors or Greater7.89%

Trenton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.84%
Male Unemployed36.83%
Female Employed11.87%
Female Unemployed54.70%

Trenton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Trenton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,002$63,142
Families$51,073$79,210
Married Families$67,929$112,948
Non Families$20,502$35,324
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Income by Household Type

Trenton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.4%

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 55-64.

Trenton Marital Status by Race

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Trenton Marital Status

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2,782

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War638
First Gulf War528
Vietnam623
Korea223
World War II35

Trenton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34213
35 to 54945
55 to 64759
65 to 74432
75+433

Trenton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9754.42%
Black1,5084.95%
Other Race2294.10%
2+ Races703.38%
Hispanic5372.60%

Trenton Veterans by Race

Trenton Veterans by Education

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13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Trenton Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

10.3%

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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54.10%

Born in Trenton

77.38%

Native Born

22.62%

Foreign Born

14.98%

Non Citizen

7.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.38% of Trenton residents were born in the United States, with 54.10% having been born in New Jersey. 14.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Trenton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18103,0000.00%
18203,9429422.77%
18303,925-17-0.04%
18404,0351100.28%
18506,4612,4264.82%
186017,22810,76710.30%
187022,8745,6462.88%
188029,9107,0362.72%
189057,45827,5486.75%
190073,30715,8492.47%
191096,81523,5082.82%
1920119,28922,4742.11%
1930123,3564,0670.34%
1940124,6971,3410.11%
1950128,0093,3120.26%
1960114,167-13,842-1.14%
1970104,638-9,529-0.87%
198092,124-12,514-1.27%
199088,675-3,449-0.38%
200085,403-3,272-0.38%
201085,004-399-0.05%
201184,854-150-0.18%
201284,631-223-0.26%
201384,503-128-0.15%
201484,042-461-0.55%
201583,519-523-0.62%
201683,313-206-0.25%
201783,4971840.22%
201883,6041070.13%
201983,203-401-0.48%
202082,802-401-0.48%
202182,401-401-0.48%
202282,000-401-0.49%

Trenton Population by Year