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Trenton, NJ

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About Trenton, NJ

Trenton, NJ is located in Mercer County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Trenton is about 90,097 with about 4,233 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $98,513, which is roughly 75% lower than the Average Home Value of $399,186 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 55% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $39,718, which is roughly 62% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $104,415 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 39% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Trenton Population 90,097
Average Home Value $98,513
Median Household Income $39,718
Median Age 36.1
Unemployment Rate 10.1%
Politics 69.38% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.72
Male Population Estimate: 49.1%
Female Population Estimate: 50.9%
Median Age: 36.1
Male Median Age: 23.4
Female Median Age: 26.8

Racial Demographic Estimates



Mercer County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Bob Menendez
U.S. Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
Cory Booker
U.S. Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Phil Murphy
State governor
Phil Murphy
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 69.38%
Republican: 29.24%
Libertarian: 0.81%
Green: 0.32%
Other: 0.25%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Trenton specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Mercer County: About 7.24095 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Mercer County: About 375.289 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Mercer County is about 45% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 23% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Trenton is about 10.1%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

6th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 67.65

The average living wage for the state of New Jersey is $35.18/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New Jersey a minimum wage score of 63.69 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.13/hr, which gives New Jersey a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 15.46 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New Jersey is $319.68, resulting in a UI benefit score of 92.35 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
New Jersey does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
New Jersey does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New Jersey does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
New Jersey does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
New Jersey does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
New Jersey does provide some form of paid family leave.
New Jersey does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X New Jersey does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
New Jersey does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X New Jersey does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New Jersey does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New Jersey does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New Jersey does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
New Jersey does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New Jersey does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New Jersey does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
New Jersey does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New Jersey does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New Jersey does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New Jersey does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 08601, 08603, 08604, 08605, 08607, 08608, 08609, 08611, 08618, 08625, 08629, 08638, 08645, 08646, 08647, 08666, 08695 (17 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 40.223700
Longitude: -74.764100
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 72.8 ft.
Area Code(s): 609