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Trenton, North Carolina
Town of Trenton
Downtown Trenton
Downtown Trenton
Location of Trenton, North Carolina
Location of Trenton, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Jones
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 287
 • Estimate 
(2019)
280
 • Density 1,233.48/sq mi (476.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28585
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-68320
GNIS feature ID 0996219

Trenton is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 287 in 2010. It is the county seat of Jones County.

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

History

Grace Episcopal Church and the Trenton Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 98
1880 149
1890 207 38.9%
1900 338 63.3%
1910 331 −2.1%
1920 488 47.4%
1930 500 2.5%
1940 431 −13.8%
1950 469 8.8%
1960 404 −13.9%
1970 539 33.4%
1980 294 −45.5%
1990 248 −15.6%
2000 206 −16.9%
2010 287 39.3%
2019 (est.) 280 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Trenton racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 115 48.32%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 79 33.19%
Native American 3 1.26%
Asian 6 2.52%
Other/Mixed 24 10.08%
Hispanic or Latino 11 4.62%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 238 people, 119 households, and 86 families residing in the town.

Notable person

  • William 'Will' Sutton (born 1994) The Titan Games competitor and finalist
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