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Overview

Introduction to Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton is located in Mercer County and is the capital of the state of New Jersey. The town borders the Delaware River. The city was created within the Trenton Township in 1792. The municipality contains the distinct neighborhoods known as North Ward, South Ward, East Ward and West Ward. "The island" is another noteworthy area in Trenton and the historic Mill Hill is located near downtown.

History

Quakers established the first settlement in the area in 1679. In 1719 the town had taken the name Trent-towne in tribute to William Trent who was a primary landowner in the area. Later, the name was shortened and the city became known as Trenton. The city was the location of the first victory achieved by George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. For a short time in 1784, during the months of November and December Trenton was the national capital of the country.

The city was incorporated in 1792. During the late 1800's and the early portion of the 1900's the town was a prominent manufacturing area. The slogan "Trenton makes, the world takes" was a well known slogan during this era. The city was a prominent location for the production of steel, rope, ceramics, rubber, wire and linoleum.

Transportation

The New Jersey Transit provides extensive bus transportation for the city and the nearby suburbs. Train service emanating from Trenton Rail Station runs along the Northeast Corridor and connects the city with Newark as well as New York. SEPTA offers train service which begins at the Trenton Station and runs by the side of the Northeast Corridor and connects with Philadelphia. The Trenton-Mercer Airport offers limited air transportation.

Attractions

  • Battle Monument
  • Contemporary Victorian Museum
  • Ellarslie: The City of Trenton Museum
  • New Jersey State House
  • Meredith Havens Fire Museum
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • Friends Burying Ground
  • The Old Barracks Museum
  • The 1719 William Trent House Museum
  • Old Masonic Lodge
  • Chambersburg

Higher Education

The Thomas Edison State College and Mercer County Community College are situated in Trenton. The College of New Jersey is located nearby. The Thomas Edison State College is the location of the prominent John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The institute offers public policy analysis as well as other consulting services to government agencies, community agencies and for the private sector.

Demographics

People

Total Population84,559
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+32,671
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married29.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,358
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,184
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,348

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,552
% Above Poverty Level72.4%
% Below Poverty Level27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation10.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$964
Median House Value$100,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.3%
African4.5%
West Indian4%
Italian3.1%
Irish2.6%
German2.3%
Polish2%
Jamaican1.7%
Haitian1.5%
Liberian1.4%
English1.2%
Hungarian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
French Except Basque0.3%
Arab0.3%
Belizean0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
British0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Trenton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County, Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8608, 8628, 8609, 8610, 8611, 8618, 8620, 8629, 8638, 8644, 8619, 8641, 8691, 8690, 8648
P.O. Box Zip Codes8601, 8602, 8603, 8604, 8605, 8606, 8607, 8625, 8650
Company Zip Codes8645, 8646, 8647, 8666, 8695
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.22
Approximate Longitude-74.76

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)

StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bordentown11,717$97,813
Ewing36,283$93,838
Fieldsboro629$70,750
Hamilton88,829$90,631
Lawrenceville4,116$127,546
West Windsor27,988$189,443

Trenton Public Libraries

Trenton Free Public Library
120 ACADEMY STREET
Trenton, New Jersey
(609) 392-7188

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Trenton Hospitals

Saint Francis Medical Center
(Non-profit)
601 Hamilton Avenue
(609) 599-5000
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - State)
100 Sullivan Way
(609) 633-1500
Capital Health System - Fuld
(Non-profit)
750 Brunswick Avenue
(609) 394-6000

Trenton Public Schools

Foundation Academy Charter School
363 West State Street
ZIP: 8608
(609) 920-9200
Other
Total Enrollment 788
Robbins Elementary School
283 Tyler Street
ZIP: 8609
(609) 656-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Grant Elementary School
159 N Clinton Avenue
ZIP: 8609
(609) 656-4730
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
P.j. Hill Elementary
1010 East State Street
ZIP: 8609
(609) 656-4980
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Trenton Central High School - Main Campus
400 Chambers Street
ZIP: 8609
(609) 278-7260
High
Total Enrollment 1561
Daylight/twilight High School
135 East Hanover Street
ZIP: 8609
(609) 656-4850
High
Total Enrollment 469
Franklin Elementary School
200 William Street
ZIP: 8610
(609) 656-4720
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Dunn Middle School
401 Dayton Street
ZIP: 8610
(609) 656-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 956
Washington Elementary School
331 Emory Avenue
ZIP: 8611
(609) 656-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Trenton Stem-to-civics Charter School
202 Grand Street
ZIP: 8611
(609) 503-1103
Other
Total Enrollment 101
Parker Elementary
820 S Warren St
ZIP: 8611
(609) 656-4880
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Mott Elementary School
45 Stokely Avenue
ZIP: 8611
(609) 656-4830
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
International Charter School Of Trenton
105 Grand Street
ZIP: 8611
(609) 394-3111
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Stokes Early Childhood Center
915 Parkside Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4930
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Joyce Kilmer Middle School
1300 Stuyvesant Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 453
Monument Elementary School
145 Pennington Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4820
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
International Academy Of Trenton Charter School
720 Bellevue Ave
ZIP: 8618
(609) 759-2005
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Project Teach - Mercer
1600 Stuyvesant Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 530-3390
High
Jefferson Elementary School
1 Whittlesey Road
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Mercer Regional School
1600 Stuyvesant Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 530-3390
Gregory Elementary School
500 Rutherford Avenue
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4740
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Luis Munoz-rivera Ms
400 N Montgomery Street
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4840
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
Trenton Central High School - West Campus
1001 West State St
ZIP: 8618
(609) 656-4770
High
Total Enrollment 688
Isles Community Car
1001 Spruce Street Suite 202
ZIP: 8625
(609) 943-4932
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
100 Sullivan Way
ZIP: 8625
(609) 633-1500
Other
Youthbuild Camden
1001 Spruce Street Suite 202
ZIP: 8625
(609) 943-4932
High
Hedgepeth Williams Middle School
301 Gladstone Ave
ZIP: 8629
(609) 656-4760
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Paul S. Robeson Elementary School
350 Cuyler Avenue
ZIP: 8629
(609) 656-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Columbus Elementary School
1200 Brunswick Avenue
ZIP: 8638
(609) 656-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Paul Robeson Charter School For The Humanities
643 Indiana Ave
ZIP: 8638
(609) 394-7727
Middle
Total Enrollment 373
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
401-411 Brunswick Avenue
ZIP: 8638
(609) 656-4791
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Wilson Elementary School
175 Girard Avenue
ZIP: 8638
(609) 656-4970
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
The Village Charter School
101 Sullivan Way
ZIP: 8638
(609) 695-0110
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Mcvs Assunpink Center
1085 Old Trenton Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 586-5144
High
Total Enrollment 182
Joseph F. Cappello School
1072 Old Trenton Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 588-8485
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Mercer High School
1030 Old Trenton Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 588-8450
High
Total Enrollment 284

Trenton Private Schools

Islamic School Of Trenton/al-bayaan Academy
25 Oxford St
ZIP: 8638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Capital Kids Daycare & Preschool
1380 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Rd
ZIP: 8690
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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Capture of the Hessians at Trenton. between 1900 and 1912

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Capture of the Hessians at Trenton. between 1900 and 1912

Capture of the Hessians at Trenton. c1912, 1912

Capture of the Hessians at Trenton. between 1900 and 1912

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