Trenton, Ohio

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Trenton, Ohio

Introduction to Trenton, Ohio

Trenton, Ohio, in Butler county, is 4 miles SW of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 22 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city has a population of approximately 8,746.

Trenton History

Trenton was initially a small hamlet in the Madison Township. It later annexed land in Wayne Township, and Trenton was formally incorporated in 1971. It is believed that Trenton was namd after Trenton, New Jersey. On March 24, 1803, Butler County was formed from sections of Hamilton County. It was named after Richard Butler, a general in the Revolutionary War.

Trenton and Nearby Attractions

  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Hueston Woods State Park
  • Miami Whitewater Forest

Things To Do In Trenton

Carillon Historical Park and Butler County Historical Society Museum are two mueseums near Trenton. Numerous parks are located near Trenton including Withrow Nature Preserve, Englewood MetroPark, Island MetroPark, and Cowan Lake State Park. People may enjoy horseback riding, fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, and golfing at Hueston Woods State Park. Trips may be also be planned to Splash Moraine water park or Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Newport Aquarium is another attraction in the area.

Trenton Transportation

James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Trenton Higher Education

Colleges near Trenton include Miami University, University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College, and Wright State University.

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High Points

Trenton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Trenton Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Trenton People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Trenton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Trenton, Ohio

Comparing Trenton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 8 8

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Trenton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 45067
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.48
Longitude -84.457

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 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Trenton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,746 100%
Male 4,305 49.2%
Female 4,441 50.8%
Under 18 2,585 29.6%
18+ 6,161 70.4%
65+ 778 8.9%
Median Age 31.3
Average Family Size 3.08
White 8,592 98.2%
African-American 42 0.5%
Asian 25 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.2%
Other 18 0.2%
Mixed Race 53 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 76 0.9%

Estimated Trenton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,488
Growth 1,742
Growth % 19.9%

Trenton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.8%
US/American 23.8%
Irish 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
English 8.9%
Italian 5.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
European 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Welsh 1.3%
Dutch 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Trenton 8,746 $54,794
Hamilton 60,690 $41,936
Middletown 51,605 $43,867
Monroe 7,133 $62,528
New Miami 2,469 $40,057
Seven Mile 678 $49,000
West Elkton 194 $38,333
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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