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 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.27 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 196
 • Density 155/sq mi (60.0/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 196 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 226 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.[4]

History[edit]

Bettis Academy and Junior College and Marshfield, a historic plantation house with outbuilding and cemetery, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography[edit]

Trenton is located in eastern Edgefield County at 33°44′23″N 81°50′25″W / 33.73972°N 81.84028°W / 33.73972; -81.84028 (33.739721, -81.840208).[6] South Carolina Highway 121 passes through the western side of the town, intersecting U.S. Route 25 at the southwest corner of the town. US 25 leads northwest 6 miles (10 km) to Edgefield, the county seat, and southwest 20 miles (32 km) to Augusta, Georgia, while SC 121 leads northeast 8 miles (13 km) to Johnston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Trenton has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.30 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 1.17%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 302
1900 266 −11.9%
1910 257 −3.4%
1920 271 5.4%
1930 369 36.2%
1940 408 10.6%
1950 296 −27.5%
1960 314 6.1%
1970 362 15.3%
1980 404 11.6%
1990 303 −25.0%
2000 226 −25.4%
2010 196 −13.3%
Est. 2015 191 [7] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2000 Census[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 in downtown Trenton

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.

2010 Census[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Trenton has a population of 196. Of the population, 129 (65.8%) were White, 62 (31.6%) were Black or African American, 0 (0%) were American Indian or Alaska Native, 0 (0%) were Asian, 0 (0%) were Pacific Islanders, 5 (2.6%),some other race, 0 (0%) Two or more races. 8 (4.1%) were Hispanic or Latino (of any race) [9]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Trenton town, South Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://censusviewer.com/city/SC/trenton/2010

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