Trenton demographics profile

StatisticTrentonNew JerseyNational
Population84,5598,915,456318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)11,180191
Median age33.739.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%45%43%
Speak English61%69%79%
Speak Spanish33%16%13%
Trenton, NJ has a population of 84,559 and is the 401st largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,180 per sq mi which is 1117890% higher than the New Jersey average and 12240% higher than the national average. The median age in Trenton is 34 which is approximately 15% lower than the New Jersey average of 40. In Trenton, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 61% speak English and 33% speak Spanish. 54% of Trenton residents were born in New Jersey, 16% were born out of state, 5% were born outside of the United States and 25% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Trenton is 1117890% higher than New Jersey.
  • The median age in Trenton is 15% lower than New Jersey.
  • In Trenton 38.90% of the population is White.
  • In Trenton 50.01% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Trenton 1.47% of the population is Asian.

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Trenton population breakdown by race

RaceTrentonNew JerseyNational
White38.90%68.15%73.35%
Black or African American50.01%13.54%12.63%
Asian1.47%9.19%5.22%
American Indian0.21%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.63%2.53%3.06%
Other race7.78%6.35%4.75%
In Trenton, 35.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Trenton, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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