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Trinidad is a city in Las Animas County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "trinity," although how the community came by this name is a matter of dispute. One tradition says the settlement was named for Trinidad Baca, daughter of an early resident.

The latitude of Trinidad is 37.169N. The longitude is -104.5W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,010 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,152.


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Median household income
Local
$26,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Trinidad demographic reports
Trinidad is on the Purgatoire River, on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Settled by sheep herders from New Mexico. Former coal town.

A week-long gun battle occurred here in 1914 between striking coal miners and company militias.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 66. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Bat Masterson, frontier lawman
Local festivals include:
  • Las Animas County Round-Up & Fair - Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2007
  • ARToberfest - Oct. 6-28, 2007
  • Trinidaddio Blues Fest - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Santa Fe Trail Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Trinidad web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Trinidad State Park
Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Trinidad History Museum, Santa Fe Trail Museum, A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum, Baca House, Bloom House
Colleges and universities: Trinidad State Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Trinidad demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Las Animas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81082 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Trinidad residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Trinidad ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Trinidad was $17,271, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Trinidad residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Trinidad festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Trinidad include Corazon de Trinidad ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Trinidad, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $704.


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Libraries in Trinidad include Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Las Animas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Trinidad political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Trinidad workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Trinidad include Best Western Trinidad Inn, Budget Host Derrick Motel, Quality Inn Trinidad, Super 8 Motel.

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