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The City of Trenton had a population of 2,423 as of July 1, 2021. 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 34.872 and longitude -85.5091 in Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Trenton 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Salem.

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Trenton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,423 (100%)
Population in Households 2,349 (96.9%)
Population in Families 1,913 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 74 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 754
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $34,762
Average Household Income $51,530
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $20,644
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $135,875
Average Home Value $151,109
Housing Affordability Index3 160


Total Households 960
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 635
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.46% 0.06%
Households 0.54% 0.1%
Families 0.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%

Trenton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 266 58th
Population Density # 231 63rd
Median Household Income # 534 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 179 29th
Per Capita Income # 424 32nd
Diversity Index # 593 5th

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