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Trenton
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Trenton is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 18,295. Trenton is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Trenton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Trenton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Trenton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Trenton are above average.

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About Trenton...
Population
18,295

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$771
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    66.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    5.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    77.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    556.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Trenton

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,294
National
$62,843

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