Trinidad, Texas

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Trinidad, Texas
Location of Trinidad, Texas
Location of Trinidad, Texas
Henderson County Trinidad.svg
Coordinates: 32°8′51″N 96°5′27″W / 32.14750°N 96.09083°W / 32.14750; -96.09083Coordinates: 32°8′51″N 96°5′27″W / 32.14750°N 96.09083°W / 32.14750; -96.09083
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.13 sq mi (39.17 km2)
 • Land14.90 sq mi (38.60 km2)
 • Water0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
Elevation302 ft (92 m)
 • Total860
 • Density58.38/sq mi (22.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code903
FIPS code48-73652[3]
GNIS feature ID1381023[2]

Trinidad is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States, near the Trinity River from which the town's name was derived. The population was 860 at the 2020 census,[4] down from 886 at the 2010 census.

During the Spanish Texas period the town was known as Santísima Trinidad de Salcedo. (See Gutiérrez–Magee Expedition.)


Trinidad is located along the western edge of Henderson County at 32°08′51″N 96°05′27″W / 32.147365°N 96.090791°W / 32.147365; -96.090791 (32.147365, –96.090791).[5] The western border of the city follows the Trinity River, which forms the Navarro County line. The eastern border of the city follows Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Trinity, and the northern boundary of the city in part follows the dam at the south end of Cedar Creek Reservoir.

Texas State Highway 31 passes through Trinidad, leading east 14 miles (23 km) to Athens, the Henderson county seat, and west 23 miles (37 km) to Corsicana, the Navarro county seat.Texas State Highway 274 leads north from Trinidad up the west side of Cedar Creek Reservoir 23 miles (37 km) to Kemp.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.2 km2), of which 14.9 square miles (38.6 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.47%, are water.[4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Trinidad has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Trinidad racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 576 66.98%
Black or African American (NH) 123 14.3%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 4 0.47%
Asian (NH) 5 0.58%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.12%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.35%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 48 5.58%
Hispanic or Latino 100 11.63%
Total 860

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 860 people, 356 households, and 212 families residing in the city.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,091 people, 430 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 73.4 people per square mile (28.3/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 31.9 per square mile (12.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.13% White, 13.02% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.47% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.60% of the population.

There were 430 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,379, and the median income for a family was $65,568. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $114,270. About 15.5% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.


The city is served by the Trinidad Independent School District.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Trinidad, Texas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Trinidad city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Trinidad, Texas
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  9. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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