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Welcome to the Trenton Home page. The Trenton Home page provides as much information as possible on Trenton. Knowing Trenton’s history is essential to guiding its future. Within Trenton’s Home page, you will also find Trenton’s Founders, Holiday, and Birthday sections.

Trenton has a population of 291085. 48.7% of Trenton’s inhabitants are Male, and 51.3 are female. 29.9% of Trenton is married and 38.4% own their own home. The Average Home price is $96,012, and the average rent is $1,085. Household median income in Trenton is $37,002, and the individual median income is $22,597. Trenton’s Ethnic is the following: Black(48.7%), Hispanic(37.2%), White(35.3%), Other(10.2%), Multiple(4%), Asian(1%), Native(0.6%), Pacific(0.2%).


Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was the capital of the United States from November 1 to December 24, 1784. Princeton and Trenton are the two principal cities of the Princeton-Trenton metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses those cities and all of Mercer County for statistical purposes and constitutes part of the New York combined statistical area by the U.S.


Census Bureau. However, Trenton directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area to its west, and the city was part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area combined statistical area from 1990 until 2000.As of the 2020 U.S. census, Trenton was the state's 10th-most-populous municipality, with a population of 90,871, an increase of 5,958 (+7.0%) from the 2010 census count of 84,913, which in turn reflected a decline of 490 (-0.6%) from the 85,403 counted in the 2000 Census.


The Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that the city's population was 90,457 in 2021, ranking the city the 378th-most-populous in the country.Trenton dates back at least to June 3, 1719, when mention was made of a constable being appointed for Trenton while the area was still part of Hunterdon County.


Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township as of March 2, 1720. A courthouse and jail were constructed in Trenton around 1720, and the Freeholders of Hunterdon County met annually in Trenton.Abraham Hunt was appointed in 1764 as Trenton's first Postmaster. On November 25, 1790, the Trenton became New Jersey's capital, and by November 13, 1792 the City of Trenton was formed within Trenton Township.


Trenton Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. On February 22, 1834, portions of Trenton Township were taken to form Ewing Township. The remaining portion of Trenton Township was absorbed by the city on April 10, 1837.


A series of annexations took place over a 50-year period with the city absorbing South Trenton (April 14, 1851), portions of Nottingham Township (April 14, 1856), Chambersburg Township and Millham Township (both on March 30, 1888), and Wilbur (February 28, 1898). Portions of Ewing Township and Hamilton Township were annexed to Trenton on March 23, 1900.


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