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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.
A week-long gun battle occurred here in 1914 between striking coal miners and company militias.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Trinidad was $17,271, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Trinidad residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Trinidad include Corazon de Trinidad ... View historic districts
Median rent in Trinidad, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $704.
Libraries in Trinidad include Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Las Animas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Trinidad political report.
The average commute time for Trinidad workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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