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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  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 18,426. Trenton is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Trenton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Trenton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Trenton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Trenton are above average.
About Trenton...
Population
18,426

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Trenton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    94
    500
  • Theft
    518
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,888
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Trenton is a town for those who like old-town feels and on-the-water options. There are community events, rec departments and Trenton's school athletic options are varied. It is somewhat lacking in diversity, and the cost of living can be quite high. Public transportation isn't available everywhere or at all times. It makes it hard to do anything if you do not own a vehicle. Train tracks also circe the city which can make wait times feel long, and a short trip can become bothersome. However, the intersection of Allen and West roads has become home to many shopping spots and eateries. I recommend the city library which is beautiful and full selections with helpful people to assist you!
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Great city to get involved in. Tons of community activities like the Trenton Midsummer Festival, Taste of Trenton, Scarecrow Festival and the Roar on the River. There is a park around every corner here! Definitely a good city to settle down in. Also, there are spectacular fireworks every 4th of July!
Trenton is a great family community. Great schools, and great neighborhoods. Not the best night life, but TVs Grand Event is a great place with fun events, live music and great food, definitely worth checking out! Trenton has a variety of restaurants and also has many kid friend activities and parks.