Introduction to Trinidad, Colorado

Located in Las Animas county, Trinidad, Colorado, is 75 miles S of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center) and 116 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city has a population of 9,078 residents.

Trinidad History

The name Trinidad derives from the Spanish word for 'trinity', though the settlement, was supposedly named after the daughter of an early resident, named Trinidad Baca. The city was officially incorporated into the state in the year 1879. Trivially, Trinidad also holds residence to the highest number of sex-change operation doctors living in the country.

Trinidad and nearby Attractions

  • Trinidad History Museum
  • Trinidad Lake State Park
  • Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Taos Ski Valley

Things To Do In Trinidad

The city of Trinidad is a popular tourist destination, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. The city is home to the A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum and the Trinidad History Museum. Capulin Volcano National Monument, located on Folsom Road, holds an ancient volcano. The Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library has a lot of information about the historical and cultural background of the city. The Trinidaddio Blue Fest is organized every year by the residents of Trinidad.

Trinidad Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Pueblo Memorial Airport.

Trinidad Higher Education

The Trinidad State Junior College, Adams State College, and Otero Junior College are schools for higher education.


Total Population 8,657
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,815
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,479
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,771


Median Family Income $55,577
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $758
Median House Value $140,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 10.9%

Trinidad Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles S of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Las Animas
Standard Zip Codes 81082
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.169
Longitude -104.511

Trinidad Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 50 F
Apr Temp 35 to 67 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 71 F
Annual Precip 16.1 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 41 F
Apr Temp 25 to 56 F
Jul Temp 47 to 78 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.3 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 46 F
Apr Temp 29 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 67 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Trinidad, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

El Moro (81082)

Jansen (81082)

Ludlow (81082)

Pinon Canyon (81082)

Segundo (81082)

Sopris (81082)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aguilar 563 $53,750
Cokedale 145 $68,250

Trinidad Public Libraries

Trinidad/carnegie Public Library
Trinidad, Colorado
(719) 846-6841

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Trinidad High Schools

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Serves 461 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

19851 COUNTY ROAD 79. 1
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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Historic Trinidad


Trinidad between 1910 and 1930
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