Income/capita 43%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 107%
IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$17,130$37,538$29,829
Median household income$34,412$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,023$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,147$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$21,737$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$22,291$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate9.6%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level27.6%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Trenton is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Trenton is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Trenton is 107% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Trenton is 83% higher than the national average

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      Trenton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.9%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector9.0%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.7%13.2%
      Public administration4.8%11.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.3%4.0%
      Education, health & social services11.9%35.5%

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      Ten Mile Run, NJ1,611$163,150195%
      Trenton, NJ84,559$34,41238%

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