Trenton, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Trenton, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Trenton had a population of 556 as of July 1, 2017. Trenton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 40.1747 and longitude -101.0136 in Hitchcock County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hitchcock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,674 feet.

The Village of Trenton (GNIS ID: 2400002) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Trenton is located within Trenton Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hitchcock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Trenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Trail City.

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Trenton, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 556
Daytime Population: Workers 193
Daytime Population: Residents 311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 504
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 963
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,953
Per Capita Income $23,879


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $74,583
Average Home Value $98,797


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.11%
Households 0.0% -0.08%
Families 0.51% -0.14%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Trenton, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 186 68th
Population Density # 242 58th
Diversity Index # 488 16th
Median Household Income # 546 6th
Per Capita Income # 496 15th

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