Polk County Publishing Company, P.O. Box 1267, Livingston, TX. 77351 - (936) 327-4357
Main Sections

Polk County Enterprise

Houston County Courier

Groveton News

Big Thicket Messenger

San Jacinto Newstimes

Trinity Standard

Tyler County Booster

Corrigan Times



Trinity Standard - Local News
Stories Added - July 2010
Copyright 2010 - Polk County Publishing Company


City's ‘09 census estimate declines

Trinity Standard -

TRINITY – As of July 1, 2009, the City of Trinity had 65 fewer people living within its borders than when the 2000 census count was completed, according to esti-mates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2010 decennial census count is now underway with detailed results expected to be released by April 1, 2011. Although census bureau officials actually count the population every 10 years, they release estimates each year indicating how they believe populations are shifting. According to the new estimates for Trinity, the city’s population fell by 2.4% from its 2000 count of 2,721 down to 2,656 in 2009. This also represented a 0.5% dip from the 2,668 people projected to live in Trinity on July 1, 2008. According to the revised esti-mates posted by the bureau, the city’s highest population over the decade occurred in 2001 with an estimate of 2,723, which was up only 0.1% from the 2000 count. Since 2001, the local population has declined or remained un-changed every year except one. In 2003 the census bureau estimated the population to be 2,716, which was up by 13 people or 0.5% from the 2,703 listed for 2002. Groveton, the only other incor-porated city within Trinity County, also recorded a drop in population from the 2000 count. According to the latest estimates, that city had a 2009 total of 1,087, which was down by 20 people or 1.8% from the 1,107 counted in 2000. The largest population estimate for Groveton since 2000 came in both 2004 and 2005 when the cen-sus bureau projected totals of 1,112 people. This was up by five or 0.5% from 2000. While the census bureau believes the populations of both Trinity and Groveton have dropped since 2000, Trinity County as a whole is thought to have grown slightly. According to the estimates re-leased at the end of 2009, Trinity County’s July 1, 2009 population was projected to be 13,897, which was up by 118 people or almost 0.9% from the 2000 census count of 13,779. Estimated populations for other area cities include: • Coldspring, which was listed with a 2009 population of 766, up by 75 people (10.9%) from the 2000 census. • Crockett, which was listed with a 2009 population of 6,686, down by 455 people (-6.4%) from the 2000 census. • Huntsville, which was listed with a 2009 population of 38,086, up by 3,008 people (8.6%) from the 2000 census. • Livingston, which was listed with a 2009 population of 6,155, up by 722 people (13.3%) from the 2000 census. • Lovelady, which was listed with a 2009 population of 589, down by 19 people (3.1%) from the 2000 census. • Lufkin, which was listed with a 2009 population of 34,591, up by 1,882 people (5.8%) from the 2000 census. • Onalaska, which was listed with a 2009 population of 1,451, up by 277 people (23.6%) from the 2000 census. • Riverside, which was listed with a 2009 population of 445, up by 20 people 4.7%) from the 2000 census. .

 

Polk County Publishing Company