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Trenton, Nebraska
Village
Trenton in 2013 (looking south)
Trenton in 2013 (looking south)
Location of Trenton, Nebraska
Location of Trenton, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Hitchcock
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,674 ft (815 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 560
 • Estimate 
(2019)
535
 • Density 925.61/sq mi (357.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69044
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-49145
GNIS feature ID 0834155
Website villageoftrenton.net

Trenton is a village in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 560 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hitchcock County.

History

Trenton was platted in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Trenton, New Jersey.

Due to Trenton's location near the center of the county, and its position on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, the seat of Hitchcock County was transferred there from the first county seat, Culbertson.

Geography

Trenton is located at 40°10′34″N 101°0′49″W / 40.17611°N 101.01361°W / 40.17611; -101.01361 (40.176241, -101.013723). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.

Trenton Dam, impounding the Republican River, and its large reservoir called Lake Swanson, stand about two and a half miles west of the city.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 267
1900 329 23.2%
1910 497 51.1%
1920 592 19.1%
1930 865 46.1%
1940 920 6.4%
1950 1,239 34.7%
1960 914 −26.2%
1970 770 −15.8%
1980 796 3.4%
1990 656 −17.6%
2000 507 −22.7%
2010 560 10.5%
2019 (est.) 535 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 560 people, 264 households, and 134 families residing in the village. The population density was 965.5 inhabitants per square mile (372.8/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 565.5 per square mile (218.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 264 households, of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.2% were non-families. 43.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 48.1 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Notable person

  • Tom Baker, Nebraska state legislator.
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