Trenton, NJ
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Living in Trenton

Trenton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 90,457 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Trenton is the seventh largest community in New Jersey. Trenton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Trenton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Trenton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Trenton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Trenton who work in office and administrative support (12.13%), maintenance occupations (10.41%), and sales jobs (8.55%).

Trenton has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Trenton has quite a high level of public transit users. Trenton’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Trenton rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.23% of adults 25 and older in Trenton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Trenton in 2018 was $23,300, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,200 for a family of four. However, Trenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Trenton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Trenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Trenton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Trenton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trenton include Italian, Irish, Jamaican, German, and Polish.

In addition, Trenton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.62%).

The most common language spoken in Trenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.