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Trenton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Trenton had a population of 297 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Trenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Trent.

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Trenton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 297
Daytime Population: Workers 139
Daytime Population: Residents 174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 294
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,378
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $47,629
Per Capita Income $20,139


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $109,375
Average Home Value $154,167


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.07%
Households 0.61% 0.0%
Families 0.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2017 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 # 643 13th
Population Density # 108 86th
Diversity Index # 202 73rd
Median Household Income # 552 25th
Per Capita Income # 508 31st

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