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Welcome to Trenton ...

The city of Trenton is located in Mercer County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of New Jersey.

Trenton was established in 1679 and was incorporated in 1792.

When the people of Trenton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trentonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Trenton has a population of 83,375 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Trenton is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Trenton is located in the (609) area code.

Websites for Trenton ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Trenton had an population of 83,375 people. This is a decrease of 1.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913 people (which is 23.17% of the total population of Mercer County). This makes Trenton the county's most populous community.

The population of Trenton represents 0.97% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 84,913 people, the population of Trenton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 85,403 people).

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

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, 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.

Communities near Trenton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Trenton.

  • Burlington
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington is located in Burlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,840 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Burlington
  • Bristol
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Hatboro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Lambertville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambertville
    • Lambertville is located in Hunterdon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,790 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lambertville
  • Riverton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
    • Riverton is located in Burlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Riverton
  • New Hope
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Rockledge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Beverly
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Burlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Beverly
  • Newtown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Penndel
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Trenton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Trenton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Trenton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenton. Our list includes 111 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Trenton.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Trenton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Trenton.

Adding Trenton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Trenton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Trenton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Trenton on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Trenton.

The official website for Trenton:

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The official website for State of New Jersey:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Trenton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Trenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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