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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Trinidad who work in office and administrative support (19.53%), sales jobs (6.38%), and management occupations (5.59%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Trinidad spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Trinidad rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.92% of adults 25 and older in Trinidad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Trinidad in 2010 was $22,431, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,724 for a family of four. However, Trinidad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Trinidad is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Trinidad home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Trinidad, accounting for 51.35% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Trinidad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Trinidad include German, 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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