Trenton 52 Poor
Trenton Livability #535 ranked city in New Jersey#27,348 ranked city in the USARanks better than 6% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Trenton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Trenton Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% lower than New Jersey
955% less expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Trenton cost of living
F Trenton Crime Total crime is 141% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
3,25939% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3139% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Trenton crime
F Trenton Employment Household income is 53% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$34,41238% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,13043% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%107% higher than the US average
Trenton employment
F Trenton Housing Home value is 68% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$100,00046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9642% higher than the US average
Home ownership
37%42% lower than the US average
Trenton real estate or Trenton rentals
F Trenton Schools HS graduation rate is 23% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
66%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%53% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Trenton K-12 schools
C- Trenton User Ratings There are a total of 12 ratings in Trenton
Overall user rating
59% 12 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
57% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Trenton, NJ

      Located in the state of New Jersey, Trenton is a medium-sized city with a population of 84,559 inhabitants. In Trenton, there are 11,180 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Trenton is mostly populated by White (39%) and Black or African American (50%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Trenton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 33% of the population also speak Spanish. All the single ladies (and all the single fellas) might want to take notice as only 46% of the Trenton population is married.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Trenton is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in New Jersey, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Trenton and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Trenton to New Jersey and the national average.

      The livability score in Trenton is 52/100 and the city is ranked in the 3rd percentile of all cities across America. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Trenton may not be a pleasant experience. Something also worth noting is that Trenton ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. For each of the livability categories, we see that Trenton ranks very well for amenities (A+). Trenton does not fare well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Trenton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Waterfront Park, New Jersey State Museum, and Old Barracks Museum.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Trenton is real estate affordability. The median home price for Trenton homes is $100,000, which is 68.4% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Trenton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 32.6% lower than the New Jersey average.

      Trenton transportation information

      StatisticTrentonNew JerseyNational
      Average one way commute24min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work60.2%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool22.4%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.6%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.7%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home0.9%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Trenton, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).