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Trenton, Tennessee (TN) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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27.2% of Trenton, TN residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 44.9% greater than the poverty level of 15.0% across the entire state of Tennessee. Taking into account residents not living in families, 29.4% of high school graduates and 40.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 15.6% among disabled males and 31.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 72.0%. For comparison, it was 34.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Trenton, TN

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Trenton:

27.2%
Whole state:

15.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Trenton:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Trenton:

15.6%
Tennessee:

16.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 27.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Trenton:

49.2%
Tennessee:

33.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Trenton:

31.5%
Tennessee:

22.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Trenton:

39.0%
Tennessee:

34.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

72.0%
Residents above poverty level:

34.7%

Poverty by age in Trenton, TN

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Trenton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Trenton,TN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 100.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%6 to 11 years
  • 76.0%12 to 14 years
  • 100.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 1.0%18 to 24 years
  • 25.0%25 to 34 years
  • 7.0%35 to 44 years
  • 44.0%45 to 54 years
  • 3.0%55 to 64 years
  • 27.0%65 to 74 years
  • 23.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Trenton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Trenton,TN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.0%Under 5 years
  • 58.0%6 to 11 years
  • 100.0%12 to 14 years
  • 100.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 8.0%18 to 24 years
  • 41.0%25 to 34 years
  • 32.0%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 27.0%55 to 64 years
  • 28.0%65 to 74 years
  • 32.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Trenton, TN
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Trenton,TN (% below half of poverty level)
  • 25.9%Under 5 years
  • 23.7%5 years
  • 5.4%6 to 11 years
  • 4.0%12 to 14 years
  • 19.7%15 years
  • 18.2%16 and 17 years
  • 13.6%18 to 24 years
  • 4.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.8%35 to 44 years
  • 9.0%45 to 54 years
  • 4.8%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Trenton, TN

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Trenton, TN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Trenton, TN (%)
  • 25.4%White
  • 25.3%Black
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 46.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Trenton, TN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Trenton, TN (absolute numbers)
  • 653White
  • 235Black
  • 0Asian
  • 02+ races
  • 53Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 24.9%Below poverty level
  • 75.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Trenton, TN

Children below poverty level:
Trenton, Tennessee:

42.7%
State:

20.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Trenton:

29.4%
Tennessee:

18.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Trenton:

40.7%
Tennessee:

45.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 9.6%Married-couple family
  • 6.4%Male, no wife present
  • 84.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Trenton not in families by work experience
  • 3.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 27.3%Worked part-time
  • 68.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 15.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 63.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 21.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 22.9%1970 to 1979
  • 29.7%1960 to 1969
  • 8.5%1950 to 1959
  • 23.7%1940 to 1949
  • 15.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.2%1999 to 2000
  • 4.7%1995 to 1998
  • 5.3%1990 to 1994
  • 7.6%1980 to 1989
  • 18.4%1970 to 1979
  • 22.3%1960 to 1969
  • 20.4%1950 to 1959
  • 3.6%1940 to 1949
  • 15.5%1939 or earlier
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