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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 18,522
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,191
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $41,481
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,987
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,258

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,424
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $118,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0.4%
English 11.5%
Irish 13.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station DETROIT METRO AP
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
Station TOLEDO BLADE
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 4,566 $71,875
Riverview 12,266 $60,636
Rockwood 3,227 $64,300
Southgate 29,518 $63,880

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Trenton Hospitals

OAKWOOD SOUTHSHORE MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
5450 FORT STREET
(734) 671-3800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Trenton High Schools

TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL
2601 CHARLTON ROAD
734-692-4530
Serves 1,052 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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