Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088

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Trenton Statistics

CITY:
Incorporated July 22, 1957

ORIGIN OF NAME:
Some think the city was named after one of its first white settlers, Major Caleb Truax, but other historians believe the name came from the strata of limestone known as the Trenton series, which underlies the region.

FORM OF GOVERNMENT:
Home Rule (Mayor/Council)

LAND AREA:
7.4 Square Miles

POPULATION:
2010 Census 18,853

ALTITUDE:
580 feet above sea level

CLIMATE:
Mean annual temperature - 48.5 F Average annual rainfall - 31.85 inches

AVERAGE AGE OF RESIDENT:
37.7 years

AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE:
2.9

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS:
8,345

REGISTERED VOTERS:
Approximately 14,000

STATE EQUALIZED VALUE:
$566 million

PARK LAND:
200 acres, supplemented by 75

PARKS:
22 City; 1 County; 6 Schools

BOAT LAUNCHING SITES:
1 City; 1 County

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
Two (2) Elementary Schools
One (1) Middle School
One (1) High School
One (1) Parochial School (K-8th grade)

PUBLIC LIBRARY:
One (1) with 65,603 volumes

HOSPITALS:
Seaway Hospital with 203 beds opened in 1961
(now known as Oakwood South Shore Hospital)

CHURCHES:
15 representing 10 denominations

FINANCIAL INSTITUTES:
5 Banks and 2 Credit Unions

NEWSPAPERS:
One (1) local (The News Herald) and two (2) Metro daily (The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News)

MAJOR EMPLOYERS:
Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Detroit Edison, DSC, Ltd, and Solutia Corporation

HIGHWAYS:
West Jefferson Avenue, Fort Street and West Road

RAILROADS:
Two (2), Conrail and Canadian National.

INDUSTRY:
15 Manufacturing establishments, with principal products including the following: electric, power, cement, plastics, steel, chemicals, gasoline, fuel oils, and boats.

CITY STATISTICS:
76.6 miles of streets and highways, of which 4.9 miles are State roads, 12.9 miles are County roads, 12 miles are major City roads, 46.8 miles are local City roads, 73 miles of sanitary sewers, 64.71 miles of gas main, 4,500,000 gallons daily average water pumpage, 70 miles of water mains.

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