Trenton, North Carolina

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Trenton is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 201 in 2007. It is the county seat of Jones County[3].It is the 95th smallest by population in North Carolina

Trenton is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Trenton is located at 35°3′49″N 77°21′22″W / 35.06361°N 77.35611°W / 35.06361; -77.35611 (35.063668, -77.356070)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 206 people, 95 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,075.0 people per square mile (418.6/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 652.3/sq mi (254.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.90% White, 26.70% African American, 0.97% Asian, 0.49% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.51.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $40,156. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,774. About 18.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.8% of those sixty five or over.

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