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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Trinidad is a town in Colorado with a population of 8,054. Trinidad is in Las Animas County. Living in Trinidad offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Trinidad and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Trinidad Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    415.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    918.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,108.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Trinidad

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,727
National
$55,322
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Trinidad Colorado is a beautiful place. Surrounded by mountains and magnificent wildlife. Fishers Peak and the Trinidad sign on top of Simpson's Rest are what will first catch your eye. The wildlife that you can see in town range from small animals like rabbits and raccoons to bears and the occasional cougar. The town itself is a small town filled with friendly people who love their community. Small town living has its perks like being able to run all of your errands in 30 minutes to an hour. Not having to deal with traffic jams or rush hour. Having beautiful scenery to enjoy while walking, hiking, or biking through town or in the mountains surrounding. Coming from Colorado Springs to Trinidad was the best decision I've ever made.
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Trinidad, Colorado is a small mountain town with a lot of history from the Civil War, coal mines and Italian gangsters to being "the sex change capital of the world" and our current tag line, 'Weed Town USA' due to the 30 dispensaries here now. I've been here three years and seen one weed store after another open. Sure it's good for the growth and economy of the town, but it has also increased in the number of traffic accidents, hit and runs on vehicles, homeless, transient panhandlers in the warmer mths as well as crimes like robbery and other drug-related illegal activities. I'd like to see more affordable rentals, more off-street parking for residents, parking lots for all of these dispensaries, and a local mental health facility to help people here with alcohol and other substance addictions.
My parents moved our family to Trinidad when I was 3 months old and I spent my youth trying to fit in, in a town that is fiercely family oriented and kind to visitors but suspicious of strangers who join the community. Trinidad is a beautiful, small city just north of the New Mexico border and has some of the best food this side of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The townspeople are colorful and full of local coloquiaisms dating back to the historic Santa Fe trail. Since the coal industry declined in the area, there isn't much sustainable income growth and the area would benefit from culturally diverse youth programs. The school system is also in need of assistance as sports are the focus above academics, and this is tragic considering the number of intelligent people that are not offered the tools they need to truly help Trinidad become the majestic and historic place that should mage it a destination to enjoy.