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Trenton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Trenton had a population of 2,436 as of July 1, 2017. Trenton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 34.8741 and longitude -85.5097 in Dade County. 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. Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Trenton (GNIS ID: 2405603) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Trenton is located within Trenton Division (historical) of Dade 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: Salem.

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


Total Population 2,436
Daytime Population: Workers 2,843
Daytime Population: Residents 1,322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 2,364
Population in Familes 1,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 758
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $33,105
Average Household Income $45,004
Per Capita Income $19,042


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $120,387
Average Home Value $161,703


Total Households 963
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 643
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 0.79% 0.13%
Households 0.88% 0.14%
Families 0.98% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Trenton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 260 59th
Population Density # 224 64th
Diversity Index # 586 7th
Median Household Income # 464 26th
Per Capita Income # 401 36th

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