Introduction to Trenton, Michigan

Trenton, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 8 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 14 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Detroit metropolitan area. Trenton contains a population of approximately 19,584.

Trenton History

Abram Caleb Truax is considered to be the founder of Trenton. He constructed a church, sawmill and a store in the present day downtown Trenton. At that time, the area was known as Truaxton. The name was changed to Trenton in 1850, and it was incorporated as a village in the year 1855. In 1957, Trenton was reincorporated as a city.

Trenton and nearby Attractions

  • Trenton Historical Museum
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Sterling State Park
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Trenton

In Trenton one can enjoy fishing at the beautiful Elizabeth Park. You can also visit the Trenton Historical Museum to explore the past of the city. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure at the golf courses and country clubs that are close to the city. Detroit's Greektown and the Great Lakes Museum are also nearby.

Trenton Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is nearby.

Trenton Higher Education

Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan - Dearborn are close to the city.


Total Population 18,635
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 7,982
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,488
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,403
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,261


Median Family Income $70,619
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $115,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.2%
Irish 13.4%

Trenton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48183
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.139
Longitude -83.178

Trenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MONROE
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Trenton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brownstown (48183)

Brownstown Township (48183)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gibraltar 4,602 $71,122
Riverview 12,347 $63,680
Rockwood 3,243 $70,778
Southgate 29,710 $65,327

Trenton Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(734) 671-3800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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