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Trenton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The City of Trenton had a population of 4,185 as of July 1, 2016. Trenton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 35.9732 and longitude -88.9452 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of Trenton (GNIS ID: 2405602) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Trenton is located within Commissioner District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Trenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Gibsonport.

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Trenton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,185
Population in Households 4,044
Population in Familes 3,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 514
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,730
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,042
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 869 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $84,226
Average Home Value $101,452


Median Household Income $28,781
Average Household Income $43,829
Per Capita Income $18,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.11%
Households -0.48% -0.26%
Families -0.02% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Trenton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 70th
Population Density1 # 214 50th
Diversity Index2 # 33 93rd
Median Household Income # 381 11th
Per Capita Income # 296 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.