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Trinity Standard - Local News
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Trinity Standard - August 2009

TRINITY – While totals are up from the 2000 census, the estimated 2008 populations for both Trinity and Trinity County were almost unchanged from 2007 levels.
According to the latest projections posted by the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2008, the City of Trinity had a total of 2,725 residents while Trinity County’s population was estimated at 14,147 people.
The July 1, 2008, estimate is the latest available from the Census Bureau. Figures for 2009 will not be available until next year. The decennial census count also will be underway next year.
According to the just released city figures, the 2,725 estimate for Trinity is up by only four people – or 0.15% -- from the 2000 census count of 2,721.
The 2008 city total is up by one (less than 0.01%) from the 2007 revised estimate of 2,724.
Since the 2000 head count, the Census Bureau has projected population gains in Trinity each year with the exception of 2001, 2003 and 2007. In their 2001 estimate they projected the number of people residing here had fallen to 2,704 – a drop of 17 or 0.62% from the 2000 census.
However, in the 2002 estimate, the city had more than overcome the 2001 drop when the Census Bureau projected a population of 2,723 for the city. This represented an increase of 19 or 0.7% from 2001 and an increase of two or 0.07% from the 2000 count.
The July 1, 2003, city estimate was 2,720, down by three (0.1%) from 2002 while the revised July 1, 2004 estimate of 2,721 was up by one (0.4%) from 2003. The 2005 projected total of 2,727 for the city was up by six (0.2%) from 2004.
For 2006 the Census Bureau projected a population of 2,738, up by 11 (0.4%) from the previous year while the 2007 estimate dipped to 2,724, a drop of 14 (0.5%).
Groveton, the only other incorporated city in Trinity County, had an estimated population of 1,116 on July 1, 2008. This represents an increase of nine (0.8%) from the 2000 census count of 1,107 and an decrease of one person (less than 0.1%) from the 2007 estimate of 1,117.
Like Trinity, the Census Bureau’s annual estimates for Groveton have been up and down since the 2000 census count.
From the 1,107 counted in 2000, the annual estimate dipped to 1,106 in 2001, climbed to 1,110 in 2002, jumped to 1,114 in 2003, rose to 1.,116 in 2004, inched up to 1,117 in 2005, dipped to 1,112 in 2006 and returned to 1,117 in 2007.
Estimated populations for other area cities include:
• Crockett, which was listed with a 2008 population of 6,815, down by 326 people (4.6%) from the 2000 census total of 7,141..
• Huntsville, which was listed with a 2008 population of 38,480, up by 3,402 people (9.7%) from the 2000 census count of $35,078.
• Livingston, which was listed with a 2008 population of 6,203, up by 770 people (14.2%) from the 2000 census count of 5,433..
• Lovelady, which was listed with a 2008 population of 598, down by 10 (1.6%) from the 2000 census total of 608.
• Lufkin, which was listed with a 2008 population of 34,530, up by 1,826 people (5.6%) from the 2000 census total of 32,709.
• Onalaska, which was listed with a 2008 population of 1,435, up by 261 people (22.2%) from the 2000 census count of 1,174.
• Riverside, which was listed with a 2008 population of 406, down by 19 people (4.5%) from the 2000 census total of 425.
The latest population estimate of 14,147 for Trinity County represents an increase of 368 people – or 2.7% -- from the 2000 census total of 13,779.
The 2008 figure also is up by five people (0.04%) from the revised July 1, 2007 estimated population of 14,142.
Trinity County’s slight dip in population from 2005 to 2006 marks the first year since the 2000 census that the annual estimate declined.
The estimated population on July 1, 2001 was up by 68 people (0.5%) from the census while the revised projected total on July 1, 2002 of 14,057 reflected an increase of 210 people (1.5%) from the year before.
The 2003 revised estimate of 14,146 was up by 89 people (0.6%) from 2002 and the 2004 figure of 14,234 was up by 88 people (0.6% from 2003. The 2005 estimate of 14.302 was up by 68 (0.5%) from 2004.
According to the Census Bureau figures, all of the increase in Trinity County’s population since 2000 can be attributed to people moving into the county from other places.
During the eight year period from 2000 to 2008, the agency said deaths outpaced births in the county by a margin of 296. They listed a total of 1,667 deaths in the county compared to 1,371 births.
This net loss of people was more than offset by the number of new residents “migrating” to Trinity County.
The Census Bureau said that during the eight year period, a total of 605 people moved to Trinity County from other areas of the United States while 123 people moved here from locations outside the country.
During the one-year period from July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2008, the Census Bureau said there were 186 deaths compared to 169 births, for a net loss of 17 people.
Migration into the county during that period totaled 20, including 11 who came from outside the country and nine who moved here from other parts of Texas or the U.S.
The Census Bureau also listed estimated population increases in a number of other East Texas counties, including:
• Angelina County with a 2008 population of 83,038, up by 2,908 people (3.6%) from the 2000 census total of 80,130.
• Houston County with a 2008 population of 22,698, down by 487 people (2.1%) from the 2000 census count of 23,185.
• Polk County with a 2008 population of 46,144, up by 5,005 people (12.2%) from the 2000 census total of 41,139.
• San Jacinto County with a 2008 population of 24,882, up by 2,641 people (11.9%) from the 2000 census count of 22,241.
• Walker County with a 2008 population of 64,212, up by 2,455 people (4%) from the 2000 census total of 61,757.
Texas’ population also experienced substantial growth during the eight-year period follow the last census count.
The July 1, 2008 estimate placed the state’s population at 24,326,974 – an increase of 3,475,163 people (16.7%) from the 2000 census figure of 20,851,811.
According to the latest estimates, Texas remained the second most populous state in the nation behind California. That state’s July 1, 2008, population was projected to be 36,756,666 – which was up by 2,885,016 (8.5%) from the 2000 census count.
The third most populous state, New York, had as estimated 2008 total of 19,490,293. This represented an increase of only 513,477 people (2.7%) from the 2000 census.
Quickly closing in on New York’s numbers is the State of Florida, which had an estimated 2008 population of 18,328,340. Florida’s estimate was up by 2,345,527 people (14.7%) from the 2000 census.

 

 



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