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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Trenton is a town in New Jersey with a population of 84,867. Trenton is in Mercer County. Living in Trenton offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Trenton there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Trenton and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$995
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Trenton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    776.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    407.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    940.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,228.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    434.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Trenton

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,524
National
$55,322
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Trenton Reviews

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Trenton isn't the best place to live, but it is not terrible. This place used to be a hub of production, sporting the slogan "trenton makes, the world takes" but that has recently been forgotten. Trenton is located in the middle of Philly and NYC. There are plenty of small college within a one hour radius of here, with a couple of online college headquarters located near as well. The job market is below average, but if you have grit and a bit of education/experience, nothing is impossible. The crime level could be lower, but nowhere near the city of camden's. Being the capital of the state, it has a lot of amenities that make the town a lot more sought after. The people in town love the community. Come for a visit and see if the place is right for you!
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Even though there are quite a lot of dilapidated and abandoned buildings throughout the inner city of Trenton, NJ, there are signs that this city's aiming towards progress. There are modern deluxe apartment buildings being built, a future high school being constructed, and new stores opening up, giving the city a progressive tone. A feeling that there is hope for the future of this city.
I really like driving on Route 29, driving through the new tunnel and viewing the baseball stadium at Arm & Hammer Park. I marvel at the newly-designed social areas, and sparkling water fountains along the beautiful Delaware River separating New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, I've always loved driving on Route One past the quaint bridge with large red letters blazing "TRENTON MAKES, THE WORLD TAKES!"
I had the pleasure of attending a Gospel concert at the War Memorial Theater that featured TV'S "The Brown's," Tamela & David Mann earlier this month. Super-fantastic!
I’ve lived in Trenton my entire life. I love the city of Trenton, but I believe that the city needs a lot of renovation. Trenton is the capitol and should be treated as such. Both the city and state should come together in bettering the city by demolishing run down buildings and houses and replacing them with recreational facilities, more museums and other fun things for both children and adults to enjoy. Trenton’s streets should also be paved because the city has a lot of pot holes.