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Trenton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Trenton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grundy County at latitude 40.0813 and longitude -93.6024. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Trenton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Trenton, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Trenton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Trenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles.

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Trenton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,123
Population in Households 5,775
Population in Familes 4,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 348
Population Density1 950
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,609
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,482
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,612 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 998 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $80,012
Average Home Value $101,164


Median Household Income $35,148
Average Household Income $42,964
Per Capita Income $18,826
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.6%
Households 0.46% 0.59%
Families 0.24% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Trenton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 122 88th
Population Density1 # 413 60th
Diversity Index2 # 368 64th
Median Household Income # 747 28th
Per Capita Income # 635 39th

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