Trenton employment information

IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$17,021$36,359$28,555
Median household income$35,647$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,811$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,072$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$21,756$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$23,346$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate11.4%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level28.4%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Trenton is 40% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Trenton is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Trenton is 95% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Trenton is 82% higher than the national average.

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Trenton median earnings by income bracket

Trenton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.4%0.3%
Manufacturing sector10.9%1.3%
Financial & insurance services1.1%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services15.1%10.8%
Public administration6.1%12.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%4.2%
Education, health & social services13.6%34.8%

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Cranbury, NJ2,347$145,781173%
Woodbourne, PA3,719$136,744156%
Trenton, NJ84,459$35,64733%

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Cicero, IL84,423$41,88222%
Alhambra, CA84,400$53,1951%
Tracy, CA84,573$74,74840%
Nampa, ID84,660$40,08325%
Citrus Heights, CA84,678$51,1504%
Trenton, NJ84,459$35,64733%
Source: The Trenton, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.