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Trenton is a city in Mercer County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
First known as Trent's Town, after founder William Trent.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Trenton. For links to other places called Trenton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Trenton is 40.216N. The longitude is -74.743W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,314.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Trenton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Trenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08608 ZIP code.
4% of Trenton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Trenton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Trenton was $14,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Trenton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Trenton include Berkeley Square Historic District, Mill Hill Historic District, State House District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Trenton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $532. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.
Libraries in Trenton include Briggs Branch, Cadwalader Branch, East Trenton Branch, Ewing Branch Library, Hollowbrook Branch Library, New Jersey State Library, Skelton Branch, Trenton Free Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Trenton include WNJT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNJT-FM.
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Trenton political report.
Trenton restaurants taking online reservations include Archives Restaurant at Marriott Trenton ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Trenton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Trenton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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