Zip Code 08609 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTrenton
Zip Code StateNew Jersey
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Mercer
Area Code609
Current Population:13546
Racial Majority:African American 57.24%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 50.8%
Unemployment Rate:8.3%
Median Household Income$38164
Average Adjusted Gross Income$29590
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time24.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range0-0 Feet
Area1 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.22549100, -74.74138800

Zip Code 08609 Description

Zip Code 08609 is located in the state of New Jersey in the Metro Philadelphia metro area. Zip code 08609 is primarily located in Mercer County. The official US Postal Service name for 08609 is TRENTON, New Jersey. Portions of zip code 08609 are contained within or border the city limits of Trenton, NJ, Mercerville-Hamilton Square, NJ, . The area code for zip code 08609 is 609. 08609 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Jersey.

The current unemployment level in 08609 is 8.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.9% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 08609 decreased to 13546 from 15166 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 08609 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 08609 public schools is Black. 85% of students in 08609 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 989 6.87% 1179 -16%
 Black Or African American 8238 57.24% 7669 +7%
 Hispanic 4832 33.57% 4214 +15%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 29 0.2% 22 +32%
 Asian 107 0.74% 173 -38%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 41 0.07% 41 -76%
 Two Or More Races 243 1.3% 243 -23%

Zip Code 08609 Race/Ethnicity

 White 1.4%
 Black Or African American 50.8%
 Hispanic 46.4%
 Asian 0.9%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 0.4%

Zip Code 08609 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1354615166
Male Population50.80%
Female Population49.20%
Total Households4560
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$38164
Income Under $50K Per Year62.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.20%
08609 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
New Jersey District 12Bonnie Watson ColemanDemocrat
New Jersey District 4Chris SmithRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All New Jersey Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$96215
Average Real Estate Sale Price$49020
Current Unemployment Level 8.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago8.9%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 84d - Inner Coastal Plain
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 08609 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)23243241516066645745372844
Avg Max Temp (°F)39425162728186847766544463
Avg Precip (In.)3.832.864.013.894.553.895.064.494.523.483.753.7448.06
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ
CBSA Type08609
CBSA Population371697
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours