- Trinity, North Carolina
official_name = Trinity, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Trinity, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Randolph
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 44.0
area_land_km2 = 43.8
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 17.0
area_land_sq_mi = 16.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6690
population_density_km2 = 152.9
population_density_sq_mi = 395.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 244
elevation_ft = 801
latd = 35 |latm = 52 |lats = 25 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 0 |longs = 37 |longEW = W
Trinity is a city in Randolph County,
North Carolina, United States. The population was 6,690 at the 2000 census.
The community was named after Trinity College, which later became
Duke University. The "World's Longest Hot Wheels Track" was built at the Kyle Petty Farm in Trinity, North Carolina, on May 9, 1999. Sealy Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of bedding products with sales of $1.2 billion in 2003, is headquartered in Trinity, North Carolina. Former baseball player Gil English died in Trinity, North Carolina. Trinity is also home to NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers Bobby Labonte and Brian Vickers.
Trinity College, later Duke University, started as Brown's Schoolhouse, a private subscription school founded in 1838. The school was organized by a group of Methodists and Quakers, and in 1841 North Carolina issued a charter for Union Institute Academy. The school took the name Trinity College in 1859, and in 1892, Trinity moved to Durham.
Trinity is also home to
Sealy Corporation's corporate headquarters.
Trinity is located at coor dms|35|52|25|N|80|0|37|W|city (35.873522, -80.010158)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 square miles (44.0 km²), of which, 16.9 square miles (43.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.59%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,690 people, 2,638 households, and 2,057 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 395.9 people per square mile (152.8/km²). There were 2,759 housing units at an average density of 163.3/sq mi (63.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.05% White, 5.04% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 2,638 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% 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 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,277, and the median income for a family was $48,838. Males had a median income of $35,498 versus $22,208 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $21,068. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.heartofnorthcarolina.com Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau]
* [http://archdaletrinitychamber.com/ Archdale/Trinity Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.trinity-nc.gov Trinity City of Trinity]
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