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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  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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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Trenton is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 18,392. 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 highly rated.
About Trenton...
Population
18,392

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    77.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    517.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Trenton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,943
National
$55,322

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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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Trenton is a small town in the Downriver Detroit area. It is quiet, pretty, and mature. Most of the citizens are elderly, so the town stays quiet. There is an odd sense of assimilation and unwelcoming that this town attempts to keep quiet, but being a 'white-flight' city, that is to be expected. I would like to change the attitude Trenton citizens have towards others, and disrupt the pattern of unspoken racism. As an example, there was an incident in August 2017 with the Ku Klux Klan, and Trenton was labeled as the Michigan headquarters of the KKK. Students who graduated from Trenton Public Schools do not want to go out into the world with a townships legacy like that behind them.
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!