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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,368
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+8,861
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$47,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,635
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,156

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,989
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$746
Median House Value$141,100

Ancestry

German20.3%
Irish15.9%
Polish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Italian11.8%
English9.8%
French Except Basque6.4%
Scottish3.7%
Hungarian3.1%
Canadian2.9%
Dutch2.1%
Russian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Slovak0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Maltese0.5%
Greek0.5%
US/American0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Trenton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWayne County
Standard Zip Codes48183
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.13
Approximate Longitude-83.22

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)

StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationMONROE
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationTOLEDO BLADE
Distance38.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gibraltar4,529$77,102
Riverview12,167$70,969
Rockwood3,202$86,738
Southgate29,268$67,637
Woodhaven12,551$75,406
Wyandotte25,138$71,817

Trenton Public Libraries

Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
2790 WESTFIELD ROAD
Trenton, Michigan
(734) 676-0777

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Trenton Hospitals

Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5450 Fort Street

Trenton Public Schools

Boyd W. Arthurs Middle School
4000 Marian Dr
ZIP: 48183
(734) 676-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
Jesse L. Anderson Elementary School
2600 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 48183
(734) 692-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Richard C. Hedke Elem. School
3201 Marian Dr
ZIP: 48183
(734) 692-4563
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Trenton High School
2601 Charlton Rd
ZIP: 48183
(734) 692-4531
High
Total Enrollment 978

Trenton Private Schools

Cmc Montessori Education
2901 Manning St
ZIP: 48183
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
St Joseph Elementary School
2675 3rd St
ZIP: 48183
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
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