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Trenton, Ohio
City of Trenton
Peter Schrock Farmhouse on Carriage Lane
Peter Schrock Farmhouse on Carriage Lane
Location of Trenton, Ohio
Location of Trenton, Ohio
Location of Trenton in Butler County
Location of Trenton in Butler County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Butler
Area
 • Total 4.56 sq mi (11.82 km2)
 • Land 4.56 sq mi (11.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
650 ft (198 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 11,869
 • Estimate 
(2019)
13,141
 • Density 2,882.43/sq mi (1,112.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45067
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-77322
GNIS feature ID 1061703
Website www.ci.trenton.oh.us

Trenton is a city in northeastern Butler County, Ohio, United States, west of Middletown. Originally in Madison Township, it later annexed land in Wayne Township. The population was 11,869 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Trenton is located at 39°28′55″N 84°27′34″W / 39.48194°N 84.45944°W / 39.48194; -84.45944 (39.481909, -84.459460). The city lies on the west bank of the Great Miami River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.56 square miles (11.81 km2), all land.

History

Trenton was originally called Bloomfield, and under the latter name was platted in 1815. Bloomfield was named for Joseph Bloomfield, governor of New Jersey. In 1831, it was discovered that there was already a Bloomfield post office in Ohio, and so the town was renamed after the state capital of New Jersey at Trenton.

Trenton was once a stop on the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 151
1850 220 45.7%
1860 301 36.8%
1870 341 13.3%
1880 377 10.6%
1900 387
1910 564 45.7%
1920 618 9.6%
1930 666 7.8%
1940 777 16.7%
1950 987 27.0%
1960 3,064 210.4%
1970 5,278 72.3%
1980 6,401 21.3%
1990 6,189 −3.3%
2000 8,746 41.3%
2010 11,869 35.7%
2019 (est.) 13,141 10.7%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,869 people, 4,160 households, and 3,258 families living in the city. The population density was 2,602.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,005.0/km2). There were 4,454 housing units at an average density of 976.8 per square mile (377.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 4,160 households, of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 31% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Education

Trenton is served by Edgewood High School.

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