Trenton, New Jersey
|Trenton, New Jersey|
|City of Trenton|
Downtown Trenton on the Delaware River
|Nickname(s): Capitol City, Turning Point of the Revolution.|
|Motto: "Trenton Makes, The World Takes"|
Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County. Inset: Location of Mercer County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Trenton, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||November 13, 1792|
|Named for||William Trent|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Mayor||Eric Jackson (term ends June 30, 2018)|
|• Administrator||Sam Hutchinson|
|• clerk||Richard Kuchmar|
|• Total||8.155 sq mi (21.122 km2)|
|• Land||7.648 sq mi (19.809 km2)|
|• Water||0.507 sq mi (1.313 km2) 6.21%|
|Area rank||228th of 565 in state
9th of 12 in county
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||84,349|
|• Rank||10th of 565 in state
2nd of 12 in county
|• Density||11,101.9/sq mi (4,286.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||26th of 565 in state
1st of 12 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||08608-08611, 08618-08620, 08625, 08628, 08629, 08638|
|GNIS feature ID||0885421|
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County, as well as briefly the former capital of the United States of America. The city is considered to be within the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state's 10th-largest municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 84,349 in 2013.
Trenton dates back at least to June 3, 1719, when mention was made of a constable being appointed for Trenton, while the area was still part of Hunterdon County. Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township as of March 2, 1720, a courthouse and jail were constructed in Trenton around 1720 and the Freeholders of Hunterdon County met annually in Trenton. Trenton became New Jersey's capital as of November 25, 1790, and the City of Trenton was formed within Trenton Township on November 13, 1792. Trenton Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. On February 22, 1834, portions of Trenton Township were taken to form Ewing Township. The remaining portion of Trenton Township was absorbed by the City of Trenton on April 10, 1837. A series of annexations took place over a 50-year period, with the city absorbing South Trenton borough (April 14, 1851), portions of Nottingham Township (April 14, 1856), both the Borough of Chambersburg Township and Millham Township (both on March 30, 1888), as well as Wilbur Borough (February 28, 1898).
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government
- 6 Fire department
- 7 Education
- 8 Crime
- 9 Transportation
- 10 Media
- 11 Sports
- 12 Points of interest
- 13 Notable people
- 14 References
- 15 External links
The first settlement which would become Trenton was established by Quakers in 1679, in the region then called the Falls of the Delaware, led by Mahlon Stacy from Handsworth, Sheffield, England. Quakers were being persecuted in England at this time and North America provided the perfect opportunity to exercise their religious freedom.
By 1719, the town adopted the name "Trent-towne", after William Trent, one of its leading landholders who purchased much of the surrounding land from Stacy's family. This name later was shortened to "Trenton".
During the American Revolutionary War,. the city was the site of the Battle of Trenton, George Washington's first military victory. On December 26, 1776, Washington and his army, after crossing the icy Delaware River to Trenton, defeated the Hessian troops garrisoned there. After the war, Trenton was briefly the national capital of the United States in November and December 1784. The city was considered as a permanent capital for the new country, but the southern states favored a location south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Trenton became the state capital in 1790, but prior to that year the Legislature often met here. The town was incorporated in 1792.
During the War of 1812, the primary hospital facility for the U.S. Army was at a temporary location on Broad Street.
Throughout the 19th Century, Trenton grew steadily, as Europeans came to work in its pottery and wire rope mills. In 1837, with the population now too large for government by council, a new mayoral government was adopted, with by-laws that remain in operation to this day.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 8.155 square miles (21.122 km2), of which, 7.648 square miles (19.809 km2) of it was land and 0.507 square mile (1.313 km2) of it (6.21%) of it was water.
Several bridges across the Delaware River — the Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge, Lower Trenton Bridge and Calhoun Street Bridge – connect Trenton to Morrisville, Pennsylvania, all of which are operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
Trenton is located near the exact geographic center of the state, which is 5 miles (8.0 km) located southeast of Trenton. Due to this, it is sometimes included as part of North Jersey and as the southernmost city of the Tri-State Region, while others consider it a part of South Jersey and thus, the northernmost city of the Delaware Valley.
Trenton has long been part of the Philadelphia television market. However, following the 2000 United States Census, Trenton was shifted from the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area to the New York metropolitan statistical area. With a similar shift by the New Haven, Connecticut, area to the New York area, they were the first two cases where metropolitan statistical areas differed from their defined Nielsen television markets. However, Mercer County constitutes its own metropolitan statistical area, formally known as the Trenton-Ewing MSA. Locals consider Trenton to be a part of ambiguous Central Jersey, and thus part of neither region. They are generally split as to whether they are within New York or Philadelphia's sphere of influence. While it is geographically closer to Philadelphia, many people who have recently moved to the area commute to New York City, and have moved there to escape the New York region's high housing costs.
Trenton borders Ewing Township, Hamilton Township and Lawrence Township in Mercer County; and Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township and Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania across the Delaware River.
The city of Trenton is home to numerous neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods. The main neighborhoods are taken from the four cardinal directions (North, South, East, and West). Trenton was once home to large Italian, Hungarian, and Jewish communities, but since the 1950s demographic shifts have changed the city into a relatively segregated urban enclave of middle and lower income African Americans. Italians are scattered throughout the city, but a distinct Italian community is centered in the Chambersburg neighborhood, in South Trenton. This community has been in decline since the 1970s, largely due to economic and social shifts to the more prosperous, less crime-ridden suburbs surrounding the city. Today Chambersburg has a large Latino community. Many of the Latino immigrants are from Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. There is also a significant and growing Asian community in the Chambersburg neighborhood primarily made up of Burmese and Bhutanese/Nepali refugees.
The North Ward, once a mecca for the city's middle class, is now one of the most economically distressed, torn apart by race riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. Nonetheless, the area still retains many important architectural and historic sites. North Trenton still has a large Polish-American neighborhood that borders Lawrence Township, many of whom attend St Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church on Brunswick Ave. St. Hedwig's church was built in 1904 by Polish immigrants, many of whose families still attend the church. North Trenton is also home to the historic Shiloh Baptist Church—one of the largest houses of worship in Trenton and the oldest African American church in the city, founded in 1888. The church is currently pastored by Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong, who carried the Olympic torch in 2002 for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Also located just at the southern tip of North Trenton is the city's Battle Monument, also known as "Five Points". It is a 150 ft (46 m) structure that marks the spot where George Washington's Continental Army launched the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War. It faces downtown Trenton and is a symbol of the city's historic past.
East Ward is the smallest neighborhood in Trenton and is home to the Trenton Train Station as well as Trenton Central High School. Recently, two campuses have been added, Trenton Central High School West and Trenton Central High School North, respectively, in those areas of the city. The Chambersburg neighborhood is within the East Ward, and was once noted in the region as a destination for its many Italian restaurants and pizzerias. With changing demographics, many of these businesses have either closed or relocated to suburban locations.
West Ward is the home of Trenton's more suburban neighborhoods.
- Downtown Trenton
- East Trenton
- Western Trenton (not the same as West Trenton, which is outside the city limits)
- South Trenton
- North Trenton
According to the Köppen climate classification, Trenton lies in the transition from a humid subtropical (Cfa) to a humid continental climate (Dfa), with four seasons of approximately equal length and precipitation fairly evenly distributed through the year. Winters are cold and damp: the daily average temperature in January is 31.1 °F (−0.5 °C), and temperatures at or below 10 °F (−12 °C) occur on 3.9 nights annually, while there are 16−17 days where the temperature fails to rise above freezing. Summers are hot and humid, with a July daily average of 75.7 °F (24.3 °C); temperatures reaching or exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) occur on 15−16 days. Extremes in temperature have ranged from −14 °F (−26 °C) on February 9, 1934, up to 106 °F (41 °C) as recently as July 22, 2011. However, temperatures reaching 0 °F (−18 °C) or 100 °F (38 °C) are uncommon.
The average precipitation is 46.4 inches (1,180 mm) per year, which is fairly evenly distributed through the year. The driest month on average is February, with 2.31 in (59 mm) of precipitation on average, while the wettest month is July, with 4.95 in (126 mm) of rainfall on average. The all-time single-day rainfall record is 7.25 in (184.2 mm) on September 16, 1999, during the passage of Hurricane Floyd. The all-time monthly rainfall record is 14.55 in (369.6 mm) in August 1955, due to the passage of Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane. The wettest year on record was 1996, when 67.90 in (1,725 mm) of precipitation fell. On the flip side, the driest month on record was October 1963, when only 0.05 in (1.3 mm) of rain was recorded. The 28.79 in (731 mm) of precipitation recorded in 1957 were the lowest ever for the city.
Snowfall can vary even more year-to-year. The average snowfall is 23.4 inches (59.4 cm), but has ranged from as low as 2 in (5.1 cm) in the winter of 1918–19 to as high as 76.9 in (195.3 cm) in 1995–96, which included the greatest single-storm snowfall, the Blizzard of January 7–8, 1996, when 24.2 inches (61.5 cm) of snow fell.
|Climate data for Trenton, New Jersey (1981−2010 normals)|
|Record high °F (°C)||73
|Average high °F (°C)||39.0
|Daily mean °F (°C)||31.1
|Average low °F (°C)||23.2
|Record low °F (°C)||−13
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.16
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||163.1||169.7||207.4||227.2||248.1||262.8||269.2||252.5||215.0||201.5||149.3||140.1||2,505.9|
|Source: NOAA (sun 1961−1981)|
|Population sources: 1790-1920
1840 1850-1870 1850
1870 1880-1890 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Territory change in previous decade.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 84,913 people, 28,578 households, and 17,747 families residing in the city. The population density was 11,101.9 per square mile (4,286.5/km2). There were 33,035 housing units at an average density of 4,319.2 per square mile (1,667.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 26.56% (22,549) White, 52.01% (44,160) Black or African American, 0.70% (598) Native American, 1.19% (1,013) Asian, 0.13% (110) Pacific Islander, 15.31% (13,003) from other races, and 4.10% (3,480) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 33.71% (28,621) of the population.
There were 28,578 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.1% were married couples living together, 28.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.40.
In the city, 25.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.6 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $36,601 (with a margin of error of +/- $1,485) and the median family income was $41,491 (+/- $2,778). Males had a median income of $29,884 (+/- $1,715) versus $31,319 (+/- $2,398) for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,400 (+/- $571). About 22.4% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 85,403, people, 29,437 households, and 18,692 families residing in the city. The population density was 11,153.6 people per square mile (4,304.7/km²). There were 33,843 housing units at an average density of 4,419.9 per square mile (1,705.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.06% Black, 32.55% White, down from 88.6% in 1950, 0.35% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 10.76% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.53% of the population.
There were 29,437 households, 32.4% of which had children under the age of 18 living with them. 29.0% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,074, and the median income for a family was $36,681. Males had a median income of $29,721 versus $26,943 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,621. About 17.6% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.
Trenton was a major manufacturing center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One relic of that era is the slogan "Trenton Makes, The World Takes", which is displayed on the Lower Free Bridge (just north of the Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge). The city adopted the slogan in 1917 to represent Trenton's then-leading role as a major manufacturing center for rubber, wire rope, ceramics and cigars.
Along with many other United States cities in the 1970s, Trenton fell on hard times when manufacturing and industrial jobs declined. Concurrently, state government agencies began leasing office space in the surrounding suburbs. State government leaders (particularly governors William Cahill and Brendan Byrne) attempted to revitalize the downtown area by making it the center of state government. Between 1982 and 1992, more than a dozen office buildings were constructed primarily by the state to house state offices. Today, Trenton's biggest employer is still the state of New Jersey. Each weekday, 20,000 state workers flood into the city from the surrounding suburbs.
Urban Enterprise Zone
Portions of Trenton are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3½% sales tax rate at eligible merchants (versus the 7% rate charged statewide).
The City of Trenton is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government by a Mayor and a seven-member city council. Three city council members are elected at-large, and four come from each of four wards. The mayor and council members are elected concurrently on a non-partisan basis to four-year terms of office as part of the May municipal election.
Mayor and Council
As of 2015[update], the Mayor of Trenton is Eric Jackson. Members of the City Council are Phyllis Holly-Ward (At-Large), Alex Bethea (At-Large), Duncan Harrison, Jr. (At-Large), Zachary Chester (West Ward), Marge Caldwell-Wilson (North Ward), George Muschal (South Ward), and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (East Ward), all serving terms of office ending June 30, 2018.
Interim mayor 2014
From February 7 to July 1, 2014 the acting mayor was George Muschal who retroactively assumed the office on that date due to the felony conviction of Tony F. Mack, who had taken office on July 1, 2010. Muschal, who was council president, was selected by the city council to serve as the interim mayor to finish the term.
Mayor's conviction and removal from office
On February 7, 2014, Mack and his brother, Raphiel Mack, were convicted by a federal jury of bribery, fraud and extortion, based on the details of their participation in a scheme to take money in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a downtown parking garage as part of a fictitious sting operation by law enforcement. Days after the conviction, the office of the New Jersey Attorney General filed motions to have Mack removed from office, as state law requires the removal of elected officials after convictions for corruption. Initially, Mack fought the removal of him from the office but on February 26, a superior court judge ordered his removal and any actions taken by Mack between February 7 and the 26th could have be reversed by Muschal. Previously, Mack's housing director quit after it was learned he had a theft conviction. His chief of staff was arrested trying to buy heroin. His half-brother, whose authority he elevated at the city water plant, was arrested on charges of stealing. His law director resigned after arguing with Mack over complying with open-records laws and potential violations of laws prohibiting city contracts to big campaign donors.
Federal, state and county representation
Trenton is located in the 12th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 15th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Trenton had been split between the 4th Congressional District and the 12th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2014-2015 Session, the 15th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Shirley Turner (D, Lawrence Township, Mercer County) and in the General Assembly by Reed Gusciora (D, Trenton) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Mercer County is governed by a County Executive who oversees the day-to-day operations of the county and by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders that acts in a legislative capacity, setting policy. All officials are chosen at-large in partisan elections, with the executive serving a four-year term of office while the freeholders serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year. As of 2014[update], the County Executive is Brian M. Hughes (D, term ends December 31, 2015; Princeton). Mercer County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chair Andrew Koontz (D, 2016; Princeton), Freeholder Vice Chair Samuel T. Frisby, Sr. (2015; Trenton), Ann M. Cannon (2015; East Windsor Township), Anthony P. Carabelli (2016; Trenton), John A. Cimino (2014, Hamilton Township), Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr. (2015; Lawrence Township) and Lucylle R. S. Walter (2014; Ewing Township) Mercer County's constitutional officers are County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello (D, 2015), Sheriff John A. Kemler (D, 2014) and Surrogate Diane Gerofsky (D, 2016).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 37,407 registered voters in Trenton, of which 16,819 (45.0%) were registered as Democrats, 1,328 (3.6%) were registered as Republicans and 19,248 (51.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 93.4% of the vote (23,125 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 6.2% (1,528 votes), and other candidates with 0.4% (97 votes), among the 27,831 ballots cast by the city's 40,362 registered voters (3,081 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 69.0%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 89.9% of the vote here (23,577 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 8.2% (2,157 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (141 votes), among the 26,229 ballots cast by the city's 41,005 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.0%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 79.8% of the vote here (18,539 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 16.3% (3,791 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (146 votes), among the 23,228 ballots cast by the city's 39,139 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 59.3.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 74.7% of the vote (9,179 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 24.7% (3,035 votes), and other candidates with 0.6% (77 votes), among the 11,884 ballots cast by the city's 38,452 registered voters (-407 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 30.9%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 81.6% of the vote here (10,235 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 12.4% (1,560 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 2.4% (305 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (135 votes), among the 12,537 ballots cast by the city's 38,345 registered voters, yielding a 32.7% turnout.
The city of Trenton is protected on a full-time basis by the city of Trenton Fire and Emergency Services Department (TFD), which has been a paid department since 1892 after having been originally established in 1747 as a volunteer fire department. The TFD operates out of seven fire stations and operates a fire apparatus fleet of 7 engines, 3 ladders, and one rescue, along with two HAZMAT units, a mobile command unit, one fireboat, and numerous other special, support and reserve units.
- Fire station locations and apparatus
|Engine company||Ladder company||Special Unit||Address|
|Engine 1||Ladder 1||Marine 1||460 Calhoun Street|
|Engine 3||Ladder 2||720 S. Broad Street|
|Engine 6||561 N. Clinton Avenue|
|Engine 7||502 Hamilton Avenue|
|Engine 8||698 Stuyvesant Avenue|
|Engine 9||1464 W. State Street|
|Engine 10||Ladder 4||Rescue 1, Haz-Mat 1, Mobile Command Unit||244 Perry Street|
Colleges and universities
Trenton is the home of two post-secondary institutions. Thomas Edison State College serves adult students around the nation and worldwide. Mercer County Community College's James Kearney Campus.
The College of New Jersey, formerly named Trenton State College, was founded in Trenton in 1855 and is now located in nearby Ewing Township. Rider University was founded in Trenton in 1865 as The Trenton Business College. In 1959, Rider moved to its current location in nearby Lawrence Township.
The Trenton Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. The Superintendent runs the district and the school board is appointed by the Mayor. The school district has undergone a 'construction' renaissance throughout the district. Trenton Central High School is Trenton's only traditional public high school.
As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 22 schools had an enrollment of 7,809 students and 838.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.32:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Columbus Elementary School (1-5; 237), Franklin Elementary School (K-5; 315), Grant Elementary School (PK-8; 410), Gregory Elementary School (PK-8; 367), P.J. Hill Elementary School (PK-8; 538), Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School (was Jefferson - K-8; 473), Monument Elementary School (PK-8; 371), Mott Elementary School] (PK-8; 256), Parker Elementary School] (P-5; 441), Robbins Elementary School] (K-5; 367), Robeson Elementary School] Stokes Elementary School] (K-5; 179), Washington Elementary School] (PK-5; 237), Wilson Elementary School] (PK-5; 345), Calwalader 6-8 Alternative Program (was PK-5; 201), Dunn Middle School (6-8; 269), Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School (6-8 - was PK-8; 666), Kilmer Middle School (6-8 - was PreK-8; 464), Rivera Middle School, (6-8; 2) Daylight Twilight High School (9-12; 127), Trenton Central High School (9-12; 964) and Trenton Central High School West (9-12; 326).
Trenton is home to several charter schools, including Capital Preparatory Charter High School, Emily Fisher Charter School, Foundation Academy Charter School, International Charter School, Paul Robeson Charter School, and Village Charter School.
Trenton Community Music School is a not-for-profit community school of the arts. The school was founded by executive director Marcia Wood in 1997. The school currently operates at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (on Tuesdays) and the Copeland Center for the Performing Arts (on Saturdays).
In 2005, there were 31 homicides in Trenton, which at that time was the largest number in a single year in the city's history. The city was named the 4th "Most Dangerous" in 2005 out of 129 cities with a population of 75,000 to 99,999 ranked nationwide. In the 2006 survey, Trenton was ranked as the 14th most dangerous "city" overall out of 371 cities included nationwide in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey, and was again named as the fourth most dangerous "city" of 126 cities in the 75,000–99,999 population range. Homicides went down in 2006 to 20, but back up to 25 in 2007. In September 2011, the city fired 108 police officers due to budget cuts; this constituted almost one-third of the Trenton Police Department and required 30 senior officers to be sent out on patrols in lieu of supervisory duties.
In 2013, the city set a new record with 37 homicides.
Riots of 1968
The Trenton Riots of 1968 were a major civil disturbance that took place during the week following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King in Memphis on April 4. Race riots broke out nationwide following the murder of the civil rights activist. More than 200 Trenton businesses, mostly in Downtown, were ransacked and burned. More than 300 people, most of them young black men, were arrested on charges ranging from assault and arson to looting and violating the mayor's emergency curfew. In addition to 16 injured policemen, 15 firefighters were treated at city hospitals for smoke inhalation, burns, sprains and cuts suffered while fighting raging blazes or for injuries inflicted by rioters. Denizens of Trenton's urban core often pulled false alarms and would then throw bricks at firefighters responding to the alarm boxes. This experience, along with similar experiences in other major cities, effectively ended the use of open-cab fire engines. As an interim measure, the Trenton Fire Department fabricated temporary cab enclosures from steel deck plating until new equipment could be obtained. The losses incurred by downtown businesses were initially estimated by the city to be $7 million, but the total of insurance claims and settlements came to $2.5 million.
Trenton's Battle Monument neighborhood was hardest hit. Since the 1950s, North Trenton had witnessed a steady exodus of middle-class residents, and the riots spelled the end for North Trenton. By the 1970s, the region had become one of the most blighted and crime-ridden in the city, although gentrification in the area is revitalizing certain sections.
New Jersey State Prison
The New Jersey State Prison (formerly Trenton State Prison) has two maximum security units. It houses some of the state's most dangerous individuals, which included New Jersey's death row population until the state banned capital punishment in 2007.
The following is inscribed over the original entrance to the prison.
Labor, Silence, Penitence.
The Penitentiary House,
Erected By Legislative
Richard Howell, Governor.
In The XXII Year Of
That Those Who Are Feared
For Their Crimes
May Learn To Fear The Laws
And Be Useful
Hic Labor, Hic Opus.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 168.80 miles (271.66 km) of roadways, of which 145.57 miles (234.27 km) were maintained by the municipality, 11.33 miles (18.23 km) by Mercer County and 10.92 miles (17.57 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.98 miles (1.58 km) by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
City highways include the Trenton Freeway, which is part of U.S. Route 1, and the John Fitch Parkway, which is part of Route 29. Canal Boulevard, more commonly known as Route 129, connects US Route 1 and NJ Route 29 in South Trenton. U.S. Route 206, Route 31, and Route 33 also pass through the city via regular city streets (Broad Street/Brunswick Avenue/Princeton Avenue, Pennington Avenue, and Greenwood Avenue, respectively).
Public transportation within the city and to/from its nearby suburbs is provided in the form of local bus routes run by New Jersey Transit. SEPTA also provides bus service to adjacent Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Trenton Train Station, located on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor, serves as the northbound terminus for SEPTA's Trenton Line (local train service to Philadelphia) and southbound terminus for New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line (local train service to Penn Station New York). The train station also serves as the northbound terminus for the River Line; a diesel light rail line that runs to Camden. Two additional River Line stops, Cass Street and Hamilton Avenue, are located within the city.
Long-distance transportation is provided by Amtrak train service along the Northeast Corridor.
The closest commercial airport is Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township, about 8 miles (13 km) from the center of Trenton, which has been served by Frontier Airlines offering service to and from points nationwide. In January 2015, Frontier cited low demand as the reason behind its decision to cut service to five cities in the Midwest, leaving 13 destinations available to passengers.
Other nearby major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, located 55.2 miles (88.8 km) and 43.4 miles (69.8 km) away, respectively and reachable by direct New Jersey Transit or Amtrak rail link (to Newark) and by SEPTA Regional Rail (to Philadelphia).
New Jersey Transit provides bus service between Trenton and Philadelphia on the 409 route, with service to surrounding communities on the 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 606, 607, 608, 609 and 611 routes.
Trenton is served by two daily newspapers: The Times and The Trentonian, as well as a monthly advertising magazine: "The City" Trenton N.E.W.S.. Radio station WKXW is also licensed to Trenton. Defunct periodicals include the Trenton True American. A local television station, WPHY-CD TV-25, serves the entire Trenton area.'
As mentioned above, Trenton is part of the Philadelphia television market. While it is its own radio market, Philadelphia and New York stations are both easily receivable.
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Because of Trenton's relative distance to New York City and Philadelphia, and because most homes in Mercer County receive network broadcasts from both cities, locals are sharply divided in fan loyalty between both cities. It is not uncommon to find Philadelphia's Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, Union and Flyers fans cheering (and arguing) right alongside fans of New York's Yankees, Mets, Nets, Knicks, Rangers, Jets, Red Bulls and Giants or the New Jersey Devils.
Between 1948 and 1979 Trenton Speedway hosted world class auto racing. It was actually located in adjacent Hamilton Township. Drivers such as Jim Clark, A. J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Richard Petty and Bobby Allison raced on the one mile (1.6 km) asphalt oval and then re-configured 1½ mile race track. The speedway, which closed in 1980, was part of the larger New Jersey State Fairgrounds complex, which also closed in 1983. The former site of the speedway and fairgrounds is now the Grounds for Sculpture.
The Trenton Thunder, a Double-A minor league team affiliated with the New York Yankees that is owned by Joe Plumeri, plays at 6,341-seat Arm & Hammer Park, the stadium which Plumeri had previously named after his father in 1999.
Points of interest
- Cadwalader Park - city park designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who is most famous for designing New York City's Central Park.
- Friends Burying Ground
- Italian People's Bakery - Bakery established in 1936
- New Jersey State House was originally constructed by Jonathan Doane in 1792, with major additions made in 1845, 1865 and 1871.
- New Jersey State Library serves as a central resource for libraries across the state as well as serving the state legislature and government.
- New Jersey State Museum - Combines a collection of archaeology and ethnography, fine art, cultural history and natural history.
- Old Barracks - Dating back to 1758 and the French and Indian War, the Barracks were used by both the Continental Army and British forces during the Revolutionary War and stands as the last remaining colonial barracks in the state.
- Trenton Battle Monument - Located in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood, the monument was built to commemorate the Continental Army's victory in the December 26, 1776, Battle of Trenton. The monument was designed by John H. Duncan and features a statue of George Washington atop a pedestal that stands on a granite column 148 feet (45 m) in height.
- Trenton City Hall - The building was constructed based on a 1907 design by architect Spencer Roberts and opened to the public in 1910. The council chambers stand two stories high and features a mural by Everett Shinn that highlights Trenton's industrial history.
- Trenton City Museum - Housed in the Italianate style 1848 Ellarslie Mansion since 1978, the museum features artworks and other materials related to the city's history.
- Trenton War Memorial - Completed in 1932 as a memorial to the war dead from Mercer County during World War I and owned and operated by the State of New Jersey, the building is home to a theater with 1,800 seats that reopened in 1999 after an extensive, five-year-long renovation project.
- William Trent House - Constructed in 1719 by William Trent, who the following year laid out what would become the city of Trenton, the house was owned by Governor Lewis Morris, who used the house as his official residence in the 1740s. Governor Philemon Dickerson used the home as his official residence in the 1830s, as did Rodman M. Price in the 1850s.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Trenton include:
- Charles Conrad Abbott (1843–1919), archaeologist and naturalist.
- Peter Abrams, artist specializing in works created from recycled materials as part of the Trenton Atelier.
- Jean Acker (1893-1978), film actress who was the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino.
- Samuel Alito (born 1950), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Orfeo Angelucci (1912-1993), contactee who claimed to be in ongoing contact with extraterrestrial beings.
- George Antheil (1900–1959), pianist, composer, writer and inventor.
- Henry W. Antheil, Jr. (1912–1940), diplomatic code clerk, honored for service to United States.
- Samuel John Atlee (1739-1786), soldier and statesman who was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Pennsylvania.
- Terrance Bailey (born 1965), former basketball player who led NCAA Division I in scoring playing for Wagner College in 1985–86.
- Hodgy Beats (born 1990 as Gerard Damien Long), member of the Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future.
- Bo Belinsky (1936–2001), professional baseball player.
- Elvin Bethea (born 1946), Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end who played his entire NFL career with the Houston Oilers.
- John T. Bird (1829–1911), represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district (1869–1873).
- James Bishop (1816–1895), represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1855–1857).
- Edward Bloor (born 1950), novelist.
- Edward Marshall Boehm (1913-1969), sculptor and his wife Helen Boehm (1920-2010), who promoted his works.
- Steve Braun (born 1948), professional baseball player.
- Edward Y. Breese (1912-1979) was a popular fiction writer.
- J. Hart Brewer (1844–1900), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district (1881–1885).
- Tal Brody (born 1943), Euroleague basketball shooting guard, drafted # 12 in the NBA draft.
- Betty Bronson (1907–1971), actress.
- John Brooks (1920-1993), writer and longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine.
- Antron Brown (born c. 1976), drag racer who became the sport's first African American champion when he won the 2012 Top Fuel National Hot Rod Association championship.
- Michele Brown, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
- James Buchanan (1839–1900), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1885 to 1893.
- Robert J. Burkhardt (1916-1999), politician who served as Secretary of State of New Jersey and chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
- Jude Burkhauser (1947-1998), artist, museum curator and researcher.
- John Lambert Cadwalader (1836–1914), lawyer who was a name partner of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
- Lambert Cadwalader (1742-1823), merchant who fought in the Revolutionary War, then represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives.
- Thomas Cadwalader (1707–1779), physician and namesake of Cadwalader Park.
- Wally Campbell (1926-1954), stock car, midget, and sprint car racer who was the 1951 NASCAR Modified champion.
- Carman (born 1956), contemporary Christian music singer.
- Shawn Corey Carter (born 1969, a.k.a. Jay-Z), rap mogul, CEO.
- George Case (1915–1989), outfielder who played for the Washington Senators.
- Terrance Cauthen (born 1976), lightweight boxer who won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Charles Chapman (1950-2011), jazz guitarist.
- Aneesh Chopra (born 1972), served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States.
- Donald Cogsville former soccer player who earned six caps with the U.S. national team who is CEO of a real estate investment firm.
- Richie Cole (born 1948), jazz alto saxophonist.
- Johnny Coles (1926-1997), jazz trumpeter.
- Martin Connor, former member of the New York State Senate.
- Gwynneth Coogan (born 1965), former Olympic athlete, educator and mathematician.
- Hollis Copeland (born 1955), former professional basketball player who played for the New York Knicks.
- Frank William Crilley (1883-1947), United States Navy diver and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
- Richard Crooks (1900–1972), tenor at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
- Willard S. Curtin (1905-1996), member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
- Bernard Cywinski (1940-2011), architect who designed the Liberty Bell Center at Independence National Historical Park.
- Sarah Dash (born 1944), singer, formerly of glam rock group, Labelle.
- William Lewis Dayton, Jr. (1839-1897), United States Ambassador to the Netherlands.
- Harry Deane (1846-1925), early professional baseball player.
- Wayne DeAngelo (born 1965), politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2008, where he represents the 14th Legislative District.
- Philemon Dickinson (1739-1809), lawyer and politician who served as a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, as a Continental Congressman from Delaware and a United States Senator from New Jersey.
- J.J. Dillon (born 1945), former professional wrestler.
- David Dinkins (born 1927), first black mayor of New York City.
- George Washington Doane (1799-1859), churchman, educator(Founder of Doane Academy, and bishop in the Episcopal Church for the Diocese of New Jersey.
- Dan Donigan (born 1967), former professional soccer player.
- Frederick W. Donnelly (1866-1935), politician who served as Mayor of Trenton from 1911 until 1932.
- Richard Grant Augustus Donnelly (1841-1905), politician who served as Mayor of Trenton from 1884 to 1886.
- Ruth Donnelly (1896-1982), stage and film actress.
- Al Downing (born 1941), professional baseball player.
- Harrington Emerson (1853–1931), efficiency engineer and business theorist.
- Samuel Gibbs French (1818–1910), Major General in the Confederate States Army.
- Dave Gallagher (born 1960), professional baseball player.
- Greg Grant (born 1966), NBA basketball player.
- Roxanne Hart (born 1952), actress who appeared in the film Highlander and on television in Chicago Hope.
- Nona Hendryx (born 1944), singer formerly of glam rock group Labelle.
- Roy Hinson (born 1961), professional basketball player.
- Charles R. Howell (1904–1973), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1949–55).
- Elijah C. Hutchinson (1855–1932), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district (1915–1923).
- William J. Johnston (1918–1990), Medal of Honor recipient for gallantry during World War II.
- Dahntay Jones (born 1980), professional basketball player.
- Nicholas Katzenbach (born 1922), U.S. Attorney General during the Johnson Administration.
- Patrick Kerney (born 1976), professional American football player.
- Tad Kornegay (born 1982) defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.
- Ernie Kovacs (1919–1962), television comedian and film actor.
- Jonathan LeVine (born 1968), owner of Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
- Judith Light (born 1949), actress.
- Sol Linowitz (1913–2005), diplomat, lawyer, and businessman.
- Amy Locane (born 1971), actress.
- Kareem McKenzie (born 1979), offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League.
- N. Gregory Mankiw (born 1958), macroeconomist.
- Maury Muehleisen (born 1949), guitarist and songwriting partner for Jim Croce.
- New Atlantic, alternative rock band.
- J. Lee Nicholson (1863-1924), accountant, consultant and lecturer, considered to be the father of cost accounting in the United States.
- Carl Anthony Payne II (born 1969), actor who played Theo Huxtable's best friend Cockroach on The Cosby Show and the dimwitted Cole Brown on Martin.
- Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), explorer and namesake of Pikes Peak.
- Joe Plumeri (born 1944), Chairman and CEO of Willis Group and owner of the Trenton Thunder.
- D. Lane Powers (1896–1968), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933–1945).
- Amy Robinson (born 1948), actress and film producer.
- Dennis Rodman (born 1961), professional basketball player.
- Bob Ryan (born 1946), sportswriter, regular contributor on the ESPN show Around the Horn.
- Daniel Bailey Ryall (1798–1864), U.S. Representative from New Jersey (1839–1841).
- Antonin Scalia (born 1936), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
- Frank D. Schroth (1884–1974), owner of the Brooklyn Eagle, had earlier worked as a reporter at The Times.
- Thomas N. Schroth (1921–2009), editor of Congressional Quarterly and founder of The National Journal.
- Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (1934-2012), Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Central Command in the Gulf War.
- Charles Skelton (1806–1879), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district (1851–1855).
- Sommore (born 1967), comedian.
- Robert Stempel (born 1933), chairman and CEO of General Motors.
- Gary Stills (born 1974), professional American football player.
- Mike Tiernan (1867–1918), major league baseball player.
- Ty Treadway (born 1967), host of Merv Griffin's Crosswords.
- Troy Vincent (born 1971), former professional football player, President of the NFL Players Association.
- Allan B. Walsh (1874–1953), represented the 4th congressional district (1913–1915).
- Charlie Weis (born 1956), head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 2005 to 2009.
- Wise Intelligent, performer of Poor Righteous Teachers, hip-hop group.
- Ira W. Wood (1856–1931), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district (1904–1913).
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- Ira Wells Wood, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 6, 2007.
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