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Trinity, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Trinity had a population of 6,856 as of July 1, 2017. Trinity ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trinity is located at latitude 35.8768 and longitude -80.0104 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Trinity (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The City of Trinity (GNIS ID: 2405605) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Trinity is located within Township of Trinity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Trinity population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Trinity, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,856
Daytime Population: Workers 1,648
Daytime Population: Residents 3,628
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 6,812
Population in Familes 5,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $43,959
Average Household Income $59,441
Per Capita Income $23,145


Total Housing Units 2,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,151 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 552 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $146,216
Average Home Value $195,170


Total Households 2,703
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,972
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.57%
Households 0.33% 0.5%
Families 0.18% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Trinity, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trinity to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 83rd
Population Density # 503 32nd
Diversity Index # 584 21st
Median Household Income # 303 59th
Per Capita Income # 337 55th

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