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The Town of Trenton had a population of 205 as of July 1, 2021. Trenton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trenton is located at latitude 33.744 and longitude -81.8407 in Edgefield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Trenton encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Edgefield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Town of Trenton 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Trenton is located within Trenton Division of Edgefield County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trenton: Pine House.

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Trenton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 205 (100%)
Population in Households 173 (84.4%)
Population in Families 143 (69.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 32 (15.6%)
Population Density 163
Diversity Index2 61
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,608
Average Household Income $70,519
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $24,089
Wealth Index5 76
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $190,625
Average Home Value $282,192
Housing Affordability Index3 161
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 104
Average Household Size 1.66
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.4% 0.58%
Households 0.53% 0.57%
Families 1.21% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.8%

Trenton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trenton to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 349 12th
Population Density # 342 14th
Median Household Income # 176 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 117 29th
Per Capita Income # 178 55th
Diversity Index # 55 86th

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