Trinidad, CO


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Trinidad is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 8,153 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Trinidad is the 52nd largest community in Colorado. Trinidad has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Trinidad is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Trinidad is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Trinidad who work in office and administrative support (17.09%), sales jobs (7.71%), and food service (6.84%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.78 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Trinidad who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.51% of the adults in Trinidad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Trinidad in 2010 was $22,761, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,044 for a family of four. However, Trinidad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Trinidad is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Trinidad home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Trinidad residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Trinidad also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 51.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trinidad include Italian, Irish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Trinidad is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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