Trenton, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Trenton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Trenton had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2018. Trenton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 35.0638 and longitude -77.3562 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Trenton (GNIS ID: 2406751) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Trenton is located within Township 3-Trenton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Trent.

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Trenton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 232
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,331
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $36,942
Average Household Income $50,217
Per Capita Income $21,211


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $123,529
Average Home Value $165,698


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% -0.35%
Households 0.11% -0.36%
Families 0.17% -0.28%
Median Household Income   6.53%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Trenton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 650 12th
Population Density # 120 84th
Diversity Index # 198 73rd
Median Household Income # 532 28th
Per Capita Income # 485 35th

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