Trinity County, Texas
The Trinity County Courthouse in Groveton
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Trinity River|
|• Total||714 sq mi (1,850 km2)|
|• Land||694 sq mi (1,800 km2)|
|• Water||20 sq mi (50 km2) 2.9%%|
|• Density||21/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
- Angelina County (northeast)
- Polk County (southeast)
- San Jacinto County (south)
- Walker County (southwest)
- Houston County (northwest)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,779 people, 5,723 households, and 4,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km2). There were 8,141 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.75% White, 11.92% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.66% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 4.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,723 households, out of which 25.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,070, and the median income for a family was $32,304. Males had a median income of $27,518 versus $21,696 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,472. About 13.20% of families and 17.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.80% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.
The following school districts serve Trinity County:
- Apple Springs Independent School District
- Groveton Independent School District
- Trinity Independent School District
- Centerville Independent School District
A small portion of Kennard ISD, located in neighboring Houston County, goes into Trinity County.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Trinity County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Trinity County
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- National Atlas Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
Media related to Trinity County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons
- Trinity County government's website
- Trinity County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Groveton Times & Trinity Standard
- A History Of Trinity County 1827-1928 by Flora Gatlin Bowles
- Cadastral Map of Trinity County 1857 by John Baumgarthen
- Cadastral Map of Trinity County 1882 by V Schmidt