Trenton, New Jersey




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A Taste of Trenton, New Jersey

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT TRENTON?

  1. Trenton is the capital of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913. The city is part of the Greater New York City Combined Statistical Area.

  2. The Lower Trenton Bridge is commonly referred to among locals as the "Trenton Makes Bridge".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.

  3. 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 1960s demographic shifts have changed the city into a relatively segregated urban enclave of middle and lower class 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.

  4. 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 Hedwigs Roman Catholic Church on Brunswick Ave. St. Hedwigs 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.

  5. South Ward is the most diverse neighborhood in Trenton and is home to many Latin American, Italian-American, and African American residents.

  6. 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.

  7. West Ward is the home of Trenton's more suburban neighborhoods.

  8. The median income for a household in the city was $31,074, and the median income for a family was $36,681.

  9. During the winter months, temperatures routinely fall below freezing, but rarely fall below 0 °F. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Trenton was -14 °F on February 9, 1934. The average January low is 24 °F and the average January high is 38 °F. The summers are usually very warm, with temperatures often reaching into the 90 °F's, but rarely reaching into the 100 °F's.

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Demographics of Trenton, New Jersey

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

16.55%

52.06%

0.35%

0.84%

29.53%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Trenton, New Jersey


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Braiding -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   309 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 393-4969

  2. Anointed Hands -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   94 East Paul Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 392-9977

  3. Braids Clinic -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1638 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 587-7338

  4. JC Penney Salon - Quakerbridge Mall -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   500 Quaker Bridge Mall, Trenton, NJ 08648

  5. J N C African Hairbraiding Beauty Shop -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1121 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 278-0007

  6. Nassau Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   Allegheny Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 883-1533

  7. Nini's Hand Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1409 Hamilton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 584-8788

  8. Loc Majesty Natural Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   304 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, New Jersey (609) 394-1007

  9. Nassau Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   Allegheny Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 883-1533

  10. Redlocs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1125 Prospect Street Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 498-1142

  11. Sabrina's Ultimate Touch -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  32 Hudson street, Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 394-7777  - (visit website)

  12. Sehia's African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  336 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 396-2494

  13. Sita Hair Braiding & Beauty Supplies -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  20 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 278-4433

  14. Touch Of Soul Part Ii -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  536 Spruce St Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-1863

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Afro-Americans in New Jersey -  Category: Services -   185 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08625 (609) 278-2640

  2. Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Services -   200 E State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1814 (609) 393-5933

  3. Mind & Soul Bookstore, Inc. -  Category: Bookstore -   449 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 695-6606

  4. Righteous Mind Books -  Category: Bookstore -   39 N. Hermitage Ave. Trenton, Nj 08618

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chelsea's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1562 Edgewood Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618-5116 (609) 392-2655

  2. Heavinly Divine Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1801 S Broad St Trenton, NJ 08610 (609) 278-3300

  3. Howard's PlaceII -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  22 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 695-6544  - (visit website)

  4. JC Fish Market & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1469 Nottingham Way, Trenton, NJ 08609-1910 (609) 631-8899

  5. That Soul Food Spot -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1339 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08610 (609) 393-0554

  6. T.R.Y. Js Waffles and Chicken -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  29 S. Warren St. Trenton, NJ 08601 (609) 392-4370

  7. Ummi's Soul Food & More -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  Ummi's is a family owned, takeout establishment serving Breakfast Lunch & Dinner. Our menu consist of Soul Food, Seafood, Grilled Sandwiches, Homemade Soups & Desserts. Ummi's is the home of the Famous "Yahya Burger"! Fish & Grits and Chicken & Waffles are served everyday, all day. "All Food Cooked with 100% LOVE"!!! Open 7 days a week.   - 359 Pennington Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 396-4400

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CHURCHES



  1. African United Methodist Church -  1201 Greenwood Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 599-9010

  2. Evangelical Baptist Church -  531 Martin Luther King Blvd. Trenton NJ (609) 393-5833

  3. Macedonia Baptist Church -  1300 Greenwood Avenue. Trenton NJ 08609-2286 (609) 393-2239

  4. Shiloh Baptist Church -  340 Calhoun Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 695-2448   - (visit website)

  5. St Johns Baptist Church-Ewing Township -   70 Oregon Ave Trenton NJ

  6. Union Baptist Church -   301 Pennington Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618-3608 (609) 392-2245

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Jazz Night Club -  Category: Jazz Music -  530 Lalor St, Trenton, NJ (609) 278-0066

  2. Katmandu -  Category: Restaurant, Bar, nightclub, Banquet Facility -  50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 393-7300   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Juneteenth Celebration
    (June)  Location: Florence S. Higgs, Park – Somerset Street, in Ewing Township, New Jersey, Mercer County   - (visit website)

    Reinstilling Community Pride & Image Through Healthy Living & Cultural Awareness.


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