TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s inability to retain residents is common knowledge in all 50 states.
What’s perhaps less well-known is the plight of its capital city.
According to the website 24/7 Wall Street — which examined U.S. cities according to eight categories including crime, education and infrastructure — Trenton is America’s 30th “worst” city to live in.
“In Trenton, one of the poorest cities in the country, more than one in four residences live in poverty, and the typical household earns just $31,592 a year,” reported USA Today, which relayed the results of the 24/7 Wall Street analysis. “Low-income Trenton residents live with additional financial stress as goods and services in the county around the New Jersey state capital are around 18% more expensive than they are on average nationwide.”