Trinity, Texas

According to, Trinity, Texas is a small city located in the eastern part of the state. It is situated between three major cities: Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The city has a population of around 3,000 people and covers an area of about 10 square miles.

Trinity’s geography consists mostly of rolling hills and open fields with some wooded areas. The climate is generally hot and humid during the summer months and mild during the winter months. Trinity experiences occasional thunderstorms during the spring and summer months as well as occasional snowfall in the winter months.

History in Trinity dates back to 1835 when it was first established by settlers who moved to the area looking for land to farm on. Since then, Trinity has experienced a number of changes over time including its incorporation as a city in 1844.

Politics in Trinity are largely conservative with most citizens voting Republican in local elections. The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government where five members are elected to serve on the City Council for two-year terms.

The economy of Trinity relies heavily on agriculture with many local farms producing cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and more for sale both locally and nationally. In addition to this agricultural industry, there are also several businesses that provide services such as auto repair shops and restaurants that cater to both locals and visitors alike.

Schools in Trinity include two public school districts: Trinity Independent School District (TISD) which serves K-12 students; and Groveton Independent School District (GISD) which serves PreK-8 students from surrounding communities outside of TISD boundaries. Both districts offer excellent educational opportunities for students with courses ranging from traditional subjects like math, science, language arts & history to more specialized courses such as robotics & coding or music & theater arts programs available at each district’s high school level programs respectively.

There are several landmarks located throughout Trinity including several historical sites such as Old Town Square which was once home to many businesses; The Prairie Hill Cemetery which was established prior to Texas becoming a state; The Old County Courthouse which now houses several local government offices; And The First Methodist Church built in 1877 that still stands today as one of the oldest churches in town!

Population: 2,721. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,780 (+2.2% change)
Males: 1,250 (45.9%), Females: 1,471 (54.1%)

Trinity County

Zip code: 75862

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $24,474
Median house value: $46,200

Races in Trinity:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.8%)
  • Black (33.9%)
  • Hispanic (10.9%)
  • Other race (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.1%), Irish (8.0%), English (5.0%), German (4.4%), French (2.1%), West Indian (1.1%).

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Trinity, Texas


Trinity, Texas is a small rural town with a population of about 2,000 people. This population consists mainly of families and retirees, with a median age of just over 40. The majority of the residents are white, though there is also a small Hispanic population. The town is home to several businesses, churches and schools. It also has a few restaurants and shops for residents to enjoy.

The town itself is quite peaceful and quiet; the crime rate in Trinity is very low and the community is close knit. There are plenty of recreational activities available such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking and swimming. Trinity also hosts annual festivals such as the Bluebonnet Festival and the County Fair which bring in both locals and tourists alike. Education is highly valued in this community; Trinity has one elementary school, one middle school and one high school that serve students from all over the county. The local library provides free access to books for all ages; it also offers educational programs throughout the year to help promote literacy in the area. Residents here take pride in their small-town lifestyle; they strive to keep it safe, clean and welcoming for everyone who visits or calls Trinity home.

For population 25 years and over in Trinity

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Trinity city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

5.5% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+2.8%).


Hospital/medical center in Trinity:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Trinity:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Trinity:

  • EASTERWOOD FIELD (about 72 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Abbreviation: CLL)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 91 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)

Other public-use airports nearest to Trinity:

  • GROVETON-TRINITY COUNTY (about 19 miles; GROVETON, TX; Abbreviation: 33R)
  • HUNTSVILLE MUNI (about 21 miles; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: UTS)
  • HOUSTON COUNTY (about 25 miles; CROCKETT, TX; Abbreviation: T56)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Trinity:

  • SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,429)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 51 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • NORTH HARRIS MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 70 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,933)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Full-time enrollment: 41,117)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,823)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (about 77 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,140)


Public high school in Trinity:

  • TRINITY H S (Students: 357; Location: 101 W JEFFERSON; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Trinity:

  • LANSBERRY EL (Students: 573; Location: 101 W JEFFERSON; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TRINITY J H (Students: 256; Location: 101 W JEFFERSON; Grades: 06 – 08)


Library in Trinity:

  • BLANCHE K. WERNER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $72,786; Location: 203 PROSPECT DR; 23,721 books; 567 audio materials; 826 video materials; 75 serial subscriptions)