Trinity, North Carolina

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Trinity, North Carolina

Introduction to Trinity, North Carolina

Trinity, North Carolina, in Randolph county, is 4 miles S of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 66 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area, has an estimated 6,690 residents.

Trinity History

The City of Trinity was named for Trinity College, which was founded in this area in 1838. In 1892, the college moved to Durham and is now known as Duke University. Trinity was originally incorporated as a town in 1869, and was reincorporated as a city in 1997. On May 9, 1999, the "World's Longest Hot Wheels Track" was built in Trinity. The headquarters of Sealy Corporation was established in the city in 2003.

Trinity and Nearby Attractions

  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Museum of Old Domestic Life
  • Emerald Pointe Water Park
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Greensboro Arboretum
  • Pilot Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Trinity

The city of Trinity offers easy access to popular attractions such as the North Carolina Zoo, Emerald Pointe Water Park, and Greensboro Arboretum. Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum, and the Furniture Discovery Center are some of the museums located near the city. Pilot Mountain State Park offers facilities for canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, and camping. The Historic Bethabara Park and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park are among other popular destinations.

Trinity Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the closest major airport.

Trinity Higher Education

High Point University, Winston - Salem State University, and Guilford Technical Community College are nearby.

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High Points

Trinity strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Trinity Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Trinity, North Carolina

Comparing Trinity to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
People Above Poverty 6 8
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Public Transportation Use 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Trinity Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of High Point, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Randolph
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27370
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.894
Longitude -79.991

Trinity Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
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Trinity Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,690 100%
Male 3,306 49.4%
Female 3,384 50.6%
Under 18 1,502 22.5%
18+ 5,188 77.5%
65+ 788 11.8%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.86
White 6,225 93%
African-American 337 5%
Asian 36 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 42 0.6%
Other 22 0.3%
Mixed Race 27 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 0.9%

Estimated Trinity Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,915
Growth 225
Growth % 3.4%

Trinity Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 41%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
German 11.5%
English 10.2%
Irish 7.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
European 0.8%
British 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Trinity 6,690 $48,838
Archdale 9,014 $50,245
High Point 85,839 $48,057
Jamestown 3,088 $77,549
Pleasant Garden 4,714 $51,818
Randleman 3,557 $35,123
Thomasville 19,788 $35,933
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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