Trenton, South Carolina

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Trenton, South Carolina
Town
Location of Trenton, South Carolina
Location of Trenton, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 81°50′25″W / 33.73972°N 81.84028°W / 33.73972; -81.84028Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 81°50′25″W / 33.73972°N 81.84028°W / 33.73972; -81.84028
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Edgefield
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 226
 • Density 173.9/sq mi (67.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29847
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-72520[1]
GNIS feature ID 1251201[2]
Website www.thetownoftrenton.com

Trenton is a town in Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 226 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Bettis Academy and Junior College and Marshfield are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Trenton is located at 33°44′23″N 81°50′25″W / 33.73972°N 81.84028°W / 33.73972; -81.84028 (33.739721, -81.840208)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.76% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 226 people, 103 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 173.9 people per square mile (67.1/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 88.5 per square mile (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.47% White and 30.53% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.10% of the population.

Clock on downtown Trenton, South Carolina

There were 103 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $29,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,352. About 30.8% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.0% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.