Nicknamed Turning Point of the Revolution, Trenton is the state capital for New Jersey and is America’s 34th-most highly populated state capital city.
Guinness World Records points to a homeless shelter in New Jersey’s capital named The Rescue Mission of Trenton as being the site for the largest assemblage of clothes ever collected for donation to the needy or recycling. Over 77,000 pounds (34,927 kilograms) of clothing was amassed.
The largest private employers in Trenton, New Jersey include: health care players Capital Health Systems, St. Francis Medical Center and Water’s Edge Convalescent Center; direct mail services provider Hibbert Group; and manufacturers Hutchinson Industries and Marshall Industrial Technologies.
New Jersey shipped U$31.223 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value exports from New Jersey are processed petroleum oils, civilian aircraft, cellphones, jewelry, automobiles and retail medications according to United States Census Bureau data.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Trenton was 3.6% as of May 3, 2017.
Capital Facts for Trenton, United States: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Arm & Hammer Park, Artworks Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks Museum, The Trenton Museum at Ellarslie and the William Trent Museum House
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Trenton, United States:
- Dennis Rodman, NBA basketball most valuable player 1990-1 (born May 13, 1961)
- Judith Light, Tony Award-winning actress (born Feb. 9, 1949)
- Sue Pitt, Olympic swimming gold medalist (born Jun. 18, 1948)
- Sommore, Comic of the Year Richard Pryor Award-winner (born May 16, 1966)
- Mark Osborne, Academy Award-nominated writer, director & producer (born Sep. 17, 1970)
- Carman, platinum-selling Christian musician (born Jan. 19, 1956)
- Terrance Cauthen, Olympic boxing bronze medalist (born May 14, 1976)
- Jake Weary, actor (born Feb. 14, 1990)
- Johnny Costa, singer-songwriter & ukulele player (born Jul. 18, 1993)
- Zach Woods, actor & writer (born Sep. 25, 1984)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Trenton resident: Trentonian
Population: 84,225 (Trenton city limits)
Density: 11,013 people per square mile (4,252 per square kilometer)
Population: 371,023 (Trenton metropolitan area)
Density: 1,652 people per square mile (637 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$30.815 billion as of March 2015 (Trenton metropolitan area)
GDP per person: $83,054
Note: The above GDP metrics are on a current basis and are in U.S. dollars.
Official currency used in Trenton: U.S. dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on June 20, 2017
Dilemma X, U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Forbes Global 2000, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Guinness World Records, Recycling records set in US and Hong Kong. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Nations Online, Capital Cities of the USA. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Trenton official website. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Trenton250.org, Largest Private Employers. Accessed on June 20, 2017
United States Census Bureau, Foreign Trade: State by 6-Digit HS Code and Top Countries. Accessed on June 20, 2017
United States Census Bureau, State Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016. Accessed on June 20, 2017
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates. Accessed on June 20, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015 (Tables Only). Accessed on June 20, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, Trenton city flag. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Wikipedia, List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Wikipedia, New Jersey. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Wikipedia, Mercer County, New Jersey. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Wikipedia, Trenton, New Jersey. Accessed on June 20, 2017
Within city limits, Trenton occupies 7.648 square miles (19.809 square kilometers). The state capital’s population was 84,225 Trentonians in 2015.
Constituted by New Jersey’s Mercer County, the Trenton-Ewing NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area covers a land area measuring 224.56 square miles (582 square kilometers) with a metropolitan area population of 371,023 inhabitants as of 2016.
At the city level, Trenton’s population density is 11,013 residents per square mile (4,252 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the larger Trenton metropolitan area with an average 1,652 inhabitants per square mile (637 per square kilometer).
Trentonians celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 4.