Municipality Profiles

Town of Trenton

Full name: Town of Trenton
Geographic region: Pictou County


In 2011, Trenton had a population of 2,616 representing a percentage change of -4.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Trenton was 16.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.0%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Trenton occupies a land area of 6.00 square kilometres with a population density of 435.7 persons per square kilometre. This compares to Nova Scotia’s provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

98.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.6% reported French only, and 0.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 91.8% for English only, 3.4% for French only and 4.1% for only non-official languages.

Election Notes

Method of Voting: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 34.36%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 4 Councillors (elected at-large) 

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 School Boards

  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Fire Services
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Public Works (Sewer, Road, Snow Removal)
  • Water

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