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Trenton, Michigan

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Welcome to Trenton ...

The city of Trenton is located in Wayne County.

When the people of Trenton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trentonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Trenton has a population of 18,255 people<2> (see below for details).

Trenton was established in 1816.

The community of Trenton is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Trenton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Trenton is within the (734) area code.

The ZIP code for Trenton: 48183<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Trenton had a population of 18,853 people. This makes Trenton the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Trenton represents 0.19% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,853 people, the population of Trenton decreased 3.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,584 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Trenton had an population of 18,255 people. This is a decrease of 3.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Trenton.

Communities near Trenton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Trenton and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Allen Park   [Map]   27,156   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dearborn Heights   [Map]   55,758   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dearborn   [Map]   94,491   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Detroit   [Map]   673,104   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Garden City   [Map]   26,650   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lincoln Park   [Map]   36,655   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Trenton.

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Trenton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Trenton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Trenton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Trenton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Trenton:

Websites for Trenton ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Trenton ...

Looking for more information about Trenton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Trenton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Trenton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Trenton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Trenton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Trenton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Trenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Trenton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Trenton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Trenton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trenton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Trenton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trenton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1411, Longitude: -83.1792     [Map].

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