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Trenton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Trenton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dade County at latitude 34.8741 and longitude -85.5097. Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Trenton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Trenton, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Trenton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Salem.

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Trenton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,339
Population in Households 2,267
Population in Familes 1,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 930
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 387 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $116,755
Average Home Value $132,261


Median Household Income $44,903
Average Household Income $52,260
Per Capita Income $21,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.14%
Households 0.67% 0.24%
Families 0.97% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 262 58th
Population Density1 # 232 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 586 6th
Median Household Income # 172 73rd
Per Capita Income # 175 72nd

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