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Trenton is a city in Mercer County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

First known as Trent's Town, after founder William Trent.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Trenton. For links to other places called Trenton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Trenton is 40.216N. The longitude is -74.743W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,314.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,074
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Trenton demographic reports
Trenton is on the east bank of the Delaware River.
Early site for trading between European trappers and Indians. Scene of crucial victory for Washington's troops in the Revolutionary War.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,518. The number of murders and homicides was 13. The violent crime rate was 17.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "Hurricane"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jon Stewart, comedian, actor
· Judith Light, actress
· Dennis Rodman, basketball player
· Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - June 2-3, 2007
  • Dragon Boat Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
  • Mid-Summer Festival - July 13-15, 2007
  • Statewide Cultural Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Trenton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cadwalader Park
Sports teams: Thunder (minor league baseball), Titans (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks Museum, Alexander Douglass House, Contemporary Victorian Museum, William Trent House, Trenton City Museum
Colleges and universities: Thomas Edison State College, Mercer County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 148

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Trenton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Trenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08625 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Trenton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Trenton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Trenton was $14,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Trenton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Trenton festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Trenton include Berkeley Square Historic District, Mill Hill Historic District, State House District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Trenton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $532.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.


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Libraries in Trenton include Briggs Branch, Cadwalader Branch, East Trenton Branch, Ewing Branch Library, Hollowbrook Branch Library, New Jersey State Library, Skelton Branch, Trenton Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Trenton include Trenton Times, Trentonian

TV stations in Trenton include WNJT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNJT-FM.

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Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Trenton political report.

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Trenton restaurants taking online reservations include Archives Restaurant at Marriott Trenton ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Trenton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Trenton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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