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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,280
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+3,834
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$24,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,725
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,596

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,176
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$682
Median House Value$127,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.6%
Italian15.7%
German9.2%
Irish8.1%
English7.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch2%
Swedish1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Canadian0.9%
Polish0.7%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Russian0.2%
African0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Trinidad Almanac

CategoryValue
County Las Animas County
Standard Zip Codes81082
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude37.16
Approximate Longitude-104.5

Trinidad Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTRINIDAD
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 50 F
Apr Temp35 to 67 F
Jul Temp57 to 88 F
Oct Temp38 to 71 F
Annual Precip16.1 inches
StationLAKE MALOYA
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 41 F
Apr Temp25 to 56 F
Jul Temp47 to 78 F
Oct Temp29 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.3 inches
StationRATON KRTN RADIO
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 46 F
Apr Temp29 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp32 to 67 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aguilar491$45,938
Cokedale111$69,375

Trinidad Public Libraries

Trinidad Carnegie Public Library
202 NORTH ANIMAS STREET
Trinidad, Colorado
(719) 846-6841

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Trinidad Hospitals

Mt San Rafael Hospital
(Non-profit)
410 Benedicta Avenue
(719) 846-9213

Trinidad Public Schools

Eckhart Elementary School
1021 Pierce Street
ZIP: 81082
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Fisher's Peak Elementary School
900 Moore's Canyon Road
ZIP: 81082
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Hoehne Elementary School
19851 County Rd. 75.1
ZIP: 81082
Hoehne Junior High School
19851 County Road 75.1
ZIP: 81082
Hoehne Schools
19851 County Road 75. 1
ZIP: 81082
Other
Total Enrollment 363
Trinidad High School
816 West Street
ZIP: 81082
High
Total Enrollment 243
Trinidad Middle School
614 Park Street
ZIP: 81082
Middle
Total Enrollment 260

Trinidad Private Schools

Grace Christian Center
1001 Obregon St
ZIP: 81082
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Holy Trinity Academy
613 Prospect St
ZIP: 81082
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
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Trinidad Colleges
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Historic Trinidad

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Trinidad between 1910 and 1930
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