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The City of Trenton had a population of 4,159 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Gibsonport.

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Trenton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,159
Daytime Population: Workers 2,963
Daytime Population: Residents 2,627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 4,017
Population in Familes 3,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 511
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $29,976
Average Household Income $46,923
Per Capita Income $20,268


Total Housing Units 2,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 872 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 854 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $85,832
Average Home Value $102,985


Total Households 1,726
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,039
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.19%
Households -0.45% -0.23%
Families -0.05% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2017 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 Density # 216 50th
Diversity Index # 33 93rd
Median Household Income # 384 10th
Per Capita Income # 288 33rd

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