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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.

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 83,203 people<3> (see below for details).

Trenton was established in 1679 and was incorporated in 1792.

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 within the (609) area code.

Websites for Trenton ...

Official Website: www.ci.trenton.nj.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Trenton had an population of 83,203 people. This is a decrease of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913 people (or 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 (with 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 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, 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 [Burlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Burlington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
  • Bristol [Bucks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Bucks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<7>
  • Hatboro [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatboro
    • Hatboro [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Trenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,501 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatboro<7>
  • Lambertville [Hunterdon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambertville
    • Lambertville [Hunterdon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Trenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambertville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Riverton [Burlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Burlington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,685 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Rockledge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
      • Rockledge [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockledge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockledge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockledge<7>
    • New Hope [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Bucks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Trenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hope<7>
    • Beverly [Burlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Burlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Newtown [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Bucks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Trenton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<7>
    • Penndel [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penndel
      • Penndel [Bucks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Trenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penndel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penndel<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Jersey

About Mercer County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Trenton: www.ci.trenton.nj.us/

The official website for Mercer County: www.mercercounty.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trenton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2209, Longitude: -74.7580    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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