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Trinity County, California (CA)


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County population in 2012: 13,526 (all rural); it was 13,022 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,153
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,131
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,981
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,799 (it was 1,606 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

44%

Land area: 3179 sq. mi.
Water area: 28.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Trinity County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.7%), Retail trade (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Trinity County, California:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 7,113  (48.2%)
Females: 6,673  (51.8%)

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Trinity County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Trinity County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,384 ($27,711 in 1999)
This county:

$34384
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $615 (lower quartile is $461, upper quartile is $768)
This county:

$615
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $204,607 (it was $103,300 in 2000)
Trinity County:

$204,607
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,198 - $344,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $323,594
Here:

$323,594
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $464,894
Here:

$464,894
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $59,121
Here:

$59,121
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $3,164,629
Here:

$3,164,629
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,220,420
Here:

$2,220,420
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $164,865
Here:

$164,865
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,933
Here:

$17,933
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,914
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 168

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Trinity County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,228 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $761 (0.3%)


Trinity County household income distribution in 2009 Trinity County home values distribution


Trinity County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.2% for American Indian residents, 37.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.7%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Trinity County is $463 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $834 a month.

Cities in this county include: Weaverville, Hayfork, Lower Trinity, Lewiston, Mad River, Douglas City, Junction City, Trinity Village, Burnt Ranch, Trinity Center.

Trinity County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95563Salyer20
95595Zenia10
96010Big Bar10
96041Hayfork30
96052Lewiston20
96091Trinity Center20
96093Weaverville20

Local government website: www.trinitycounty.org

Click to draw/clear Trinity County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Trinity County: Bridge Camp (A), Brown Camp (B), Squaw Camp (C), Bucks Ranch (D), Stockton Ranch (E), Stoddard Cabin (F), Stonehouse (G), Stove Camp (H), Cherry Camp (I), Todd Cabin (J), Coffee Creek Guard Station (K), Coffee Creek Ranch (L), Muldoon Gulch (M), Gummer Place (N), Grasshopper Campground (O), Dinkles Ranch (P), Bowermans Ranch (Q), Adams Ranch (R), Whipple Ranch (S), Whalan Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Trinity County: Church Wilburn (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Ridgeville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rush Creek Lakes (A), Boulder Creek Lakes (B), Gibson Lake (C), Tamarack Lake (D), Granite Lake (E), Graham Lake (F), Ward Lake (G), Little Bear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bluff Creek (A), Bradburn Creek (B), Browns Creek (C), Bull Creek (D), Canyon Creek (E), Chamise Creek (F), Chilcoot Creek (G), Chinkhollow Creek (H), Cox Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Trinity County: Helena Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Humboldt County , Mendocino County , Shasta County , Siskiyou County , Tehama County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 441
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 206 (50% naturalized citizens)

Trinity County:

1.6%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.3%

Trinity County marital status for males
Trinity County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Trinity County with a mortgage: 1,093 (132 second mortgage, 121 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 877

Here:

55.5% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.96%
Here21.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,730
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents1,145 (41.9%)332 (12.2%)332 (12.2%)274 (10.0%)223 (8.2%)
Congregations3 (15.8%)3 (15.8%)1 (5.3%)2 (10.5%)3 (15.8%)
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents156 (5.7%)85 (3.1%)85 (3.1%)76 (2.8%)22 (0.8%)
Congregations1 (5.3%)1 (5.3%)1 (5.3%)2 (10.5%)2 (10.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Trinity County - Weaverville, Hayfork, Lower Trinity, Lewiston, Mad River

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Trinity County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Trinity County:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.2%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Trinity County:

19.7%
State:

17.9%


Agriculture in Trinity County:

Average size of farms: 781 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,107
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $908.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.79%
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,660
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.24%
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 196 acres

Earthquake activity:

Trinity County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 637% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/26/1992 at 11:18:25, a magnitude 6.7 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 13.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/26/1992 at 07:41:39, a magnitude 6.6 (5.9 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.5 MW, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from Trinity County center
On 8/17/1991 at 19:29:40, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.3 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/31/1987 at 23:56:58, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 6.0 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Trinity County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Trinity County (%):





Trinity County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,077 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 628 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 253 (6%)
  • Other means: 44 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 368 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Trinity County, California in 2000:

People in group quarters in Trinity County, California in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,568.

8.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
California average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.56% relocated from other counties in California ($36,568 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($5,729 average AGI)
Trinity County:

1.63%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Humboldt County, CA  1.29% ($29,660 average AGI)
from Shasta County, CA  0.96% ($38,946)
from Sonoma County, CA  0.44% ($20,471)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.31% ($192,500)
from Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($81,500)


7.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
California average:

6.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.36% relocated to other counties in California ($21,436 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($8,405 average AGI)
Trinity County:

2.16%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shasta County, CA  1.82% ($33,200 average AGI)
to Humboldt County, CA  0.83% ($33,188)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Births per 1000 population in Trinity County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Trinity County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Trinity County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,739 (2,191 aged, 548 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 311.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 246.6
  • Other - 64.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,401

Size of family households: 2,079 2-persons, 698 3-persons, 439 4-persons, 256 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,949 1-person, 441 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

95.9% of residents of Trinity County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $103,101,000 ($7542 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,244,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,862,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,996,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,000
Federal grants: $20,313,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,001,000 ($28,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,905,000 ($308,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $210,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,934,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,856,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 543
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 724
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +788
Here +58 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Trinity County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.31 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Trinity County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 70
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 440
  • 4 rooms: 748
  • 5 rooms: 1,062
  • 6 rooms: 816
  • 7 rooms: 407
  • 8 rooms: 192
  • 9+ rooms: 103
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 317
  • 4 rooms: 492
  • 5 rooms: 278
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Trinity County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 83
  • 1 bedroom: 550
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,419
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,603
  • 4 bedrooms: 260
  • 5+ bedrooms: 66
  • no bedroom: 102
  • 1 bedroom: 468
  • 2 bedrooms: 649
  • 3 bedrooms: 356
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Trinity County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 998
  • 2 vehicles: 1,675
  • 3 vehicles: 818
  • 4 vehicles: 214
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 173
  • 1 vehicle: 819
  • 2 vehicles: 466
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

59% of Trinity County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in California.

Trinity County:

59.2%
State average:

52.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Trinity County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (49.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.9%)
  • Electricity (7.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (56.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.0%)
  • Electricity (13.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.4%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 100
Here:

6.7%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

1.9%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

4.3%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Trinity County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Trinity County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Trinity County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Trinity County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Trinity County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Trinity County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Trinity County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert6671.2 years
William6575.1 years
John6172.6 years
James5469.5 years
Charles4973.8 years
George3773.9 years
Mary3479.7 years
Richard3370.8 years
Dorothy3277.9 years
Donald2969.2 years
Most common last names in Trinity County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4275.4 years
Brown2975.0 years
Miller1979.8 years
Jackson1682.2 years
Johnson1677.3 years
Wilson1670.1 years
Moore1477.3 years
Jones1477.5 years
Adams1375.4 years
Duncan1377.9 years
Businesses in Trinity County, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Burger King1Starbucks1
CVS1True Value2
Curves1U-Haul2
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Nike1UPS2
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