|City of Trenton|
|Dade County and the state of Georgia|
|• Total||3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)|
|• Land||3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||758 ft (231 m)|
|• Density||632.5/sq mi (244.2/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0333261|
Trenton is a city in Dade County, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1830, the area was originally known as Salem. In 1839 Salem was designated seat of the newly formed Dade County. It was renamed Trenton in 1841. The population was 1,942 at the 2000 census. It is the only incorporated municipality in the county, and as such it serves as the county seat.
On April 27, 2011, an EF-3 tornado, with winds of 150MPH, hit the city causing significant damage and loss of life.
Trenton is located at .(34.875609, -85.508644)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,942 people, 800 households, and 574 families residing in the city. The population density was 632.5 people per square mile (244.2/km²). There were 843 housing units at an average density of 274.6 per square mile (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.09% White, 0.26% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.
There were 800 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,612, and the median income for a family was $40,450. Males had a median income of $31,354 versus $22,104 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,336. About 10.5% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.
The former Georgia state flag was replaced in 2001 in response to controversy of its incorporation of the Confederate flag. City officials adopted the old flag, which was used from 1956 to 2001, as an official city banner. This adoption of the banner was combined with a decision to post a plaque bearing the Ten Commandments at city hall. The city currently flies the flag outside the city hall/police department building and in the city park next to the courthouse and library; in addition, almost all local businesses with flagpoles also fly it and the flag is common as a front license plate on local vehicles.
The Dade County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 167 full-time teachers and over 2,630 students.
- Dade Elementary School
- Davis Elementary School
- Dade Middle School
- Dade County High School
- Cloudland Canyon State Park
- Dade County Courthouse (Trenton, Georgia) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Georgia (National Register of Historic Places).
Major roads and travel
- Interstate 59: I-59 runs north and south and connects Birmingham to Chattanooga
- U.S. Route 11 runs north and south, parallel to Interstate 59
- State Route 136: Hwy 136 runs west and east and connects Dade County, Georgia to Walker County, Georgia.
- Norfolk Southern Railway
Media, entertainment, celebrities
- The Dade County Sentinel
- WKWN AM 1420 (also called K-win)
- WSDA-LP FM 98.7 (locally-owned-and-operated low-power Southern Gospel station).
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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