Trenton, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 298 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +44.7%
Males: 190  (63.8%)
Females: 108  (36.2%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28585.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $14,400 (it was $35,833 in 2000)
Trenton:

$14,400
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,618 (it was $14,774 in 2000)

Trenton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,838 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Trenton:

$79,838
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $89,275; Detached houses: $109,946; Mobile homes: $34,643

Median gross rent in 2012: $823.

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Trenton races chart
  • White alone - 142 (49.5%)
  • Black alone - 105 (36.6%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (5.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.0%)

Races in Trenton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Trenton: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.7%), Irish (7.4%), German (5.2%), English (2.9%), Italian (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 28 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,555 people per square mile   (low).

Trenton,NC real estate house value index trend

Trenton, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Trenton:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Trenton town:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 34.6%
  • Separated: 8.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Trenton, North Carolina as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Trenton to the number of sex offenders is 33 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $957 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $553 (0.8%)

Trenton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (21.2 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (89.4 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (362.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pollocksville, NC (2.9 miles ), Cove City, NC (3.0 miles ), Dover, NC (3.4 miles ), River Bend, NC (3.4 miles ), Maysville, NC (3.6 miles ), Trent Woods, NC (3.9 miles ), Richlands, NC (4.0 miles ), Brices Creek, NC (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.06 N, Longitude: 77.36 W

Area code: 252

Trenton household income distribution Trenton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Art and design workers (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)

Work and jobs in Trenton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Trenton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Trenton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Trenton town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Trenton-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from Trenton center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 304.0 miles away from Trenton center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jones County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Trenton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Trenton:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF JONES COUNTY (110 INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Trenton:

  • TAR HEEL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POLLOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • RHA/HOWELL'S CHILD CARE CENTER-RIVERBEND (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LAVENHAM GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S GROUP HOME #2 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • LIFE, INC OAKDALE HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • CRAVEN SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • BAYVIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Trenton:

  • Craven Community College (about 15 miles; New Bern, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 17 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 21 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Pitt Community College (about 34 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 38 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Wayne Community College (about 41 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 42 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high school in Trenton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Trenton:

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Notable location: Jones County Sheriff's Office (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jones County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.9. This is about average.

City:

62.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.8%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 92.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Trenton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Trenton (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Trenton Main Branch at 150 West Jones Street, branch established on 1934/11/20. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Trenton travel time to work - commute Trenton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Trenton town (based on Jones County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.83%
Here: 38.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents40.2%20.4%10.0%6.5%4.5%
Congregations20.0%28.0%12.0%12.0%4.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents4.5%4.4%3.4%3.2%3.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%8.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Jones County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jones County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Jones County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

31.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$450
Totals for Government 0$0 5$950

Trenton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($654.36)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $65,000 ($218.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($110.74)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($93.96)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($93.96)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($36.91)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($33.56)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($20.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($10.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($3.36)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($26.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($13.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Trenton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $48,000 ($161.07)
    All Other: $3,000 ($10.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $191,000 ($640.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($46.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($30.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($70.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000 ($70.47)
    General Support: $10,000 ($33.56)
    Highways: $9,000 ($30.20)
  • Tax - Property: $51,000 ($171.14)

Trenton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $133,000 ($446.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $131,000 ($439.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($6.71)

Trenton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $431,000 ($1446.31)

8.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Onslow County, NC  2.08% ($29,716 average AGI)
from Craven County, NC  1.23% ($27,773)
from Lenoir County, NC  0.95% ($25,647)


8.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craven County, NC  1.94% ($29,884 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  1.35% ($22,583)
to Lenoir County, NC  0.79% ($21,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Trenton:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNOS (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Trenton:

  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W240AW (95.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZBR (97.7 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WELS-FM (102.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Trenton:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W64AZ (Channel 64; KINSTON-GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: GOCOM TELEVISION, L.P.,)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)

Trenton fatal accident list:

Sep 20, 2003 08:00 PM, Sr-41, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Trenton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Trenton, NC
Most common first names in Trenton, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3673.2 years
James3371.7 years
William3073.5 years
George2376.0 years
Mary2278.0 years
Robert1574.1 years
Annie1277.3 years
Willie1273.1 years
Edna972.9 years
Roy970.4 years
Most common last names in Trenton, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Banks3579.1 years
Jones3473.3 years
Smith3071.3 years
Koonce2973.7 years
Eubanks2574.8 years
Mills2570.8 years
Jarman2476.7 years
Mallard2278.3 years
Brown2075.2 years
Jenkins1980.5 years

Businesses in Trenton, NC

  • Ford: 1
  • Subway: 1
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