Community Profile

Welcome to Salida! Take a look around and see what makes our community a great place to raise a family.

Geography

Salida is bordered by the Stanislaus River to the north and Modesto to it’s south and east. The two major thoroughfares are Highway 99 and State Route 219. Salida currently covers approximately 1,200 acres.  According to the United States Census Bureau, this Census Designated Place (CDP) has a total area of 5.6 square miles of which 5.3 square miles of it is land and 0.25 square miles of it is water.

Weather

The San Joaquin Valley is hot and dry in the summer with long, sunny days. Summertime temperatures range from the mid 50’s to over 100 degrees. Rain is common in the winter as is dense fog. Winter time temperatures range from the low 30’s to mid 50 degrees.

Demographics 

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Salida had a population of 13,722. The population density was 2,462.9 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Salida was 8,479 (61.8%) White, 435 (3.2%) African American, 111 (0.8%) Native American, 669 (4.9%) Asian, 83 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 3,134 (22.8%) from other races, and 811 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,426 persons (46.8%).

The Census reported that 13,649 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 73 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 3,933 households, out of which 2,134 (54.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,570 (65.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 494 (12.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 289 (7.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 243 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 14 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 427 households (10.9%) were made up of individuals and 103 (2.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47. There were 3,353 families (85.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.72.

The population was spread out with 4,396 people (32%) under the age of 18, 1,349 people (9.8%) aged 18 to 24, 4,003 people (29.2%) aged 25 to 44, 3,113 people (22.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 861 people (6.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.2 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

There were 4,204 housing units at an average density of 754.6 per square mile, of which 3,076 (78.2%) were owner-occupied, and 857 (21.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 10,395 people (75.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,254 people (23.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census in 2000, there were 18,070 people, 3,617 households, and 3,157 families residing in the Salida area. The population density was 2,502.0 people per square mile. There were 3,740 housing units at an average density of 745.0 per square mile. The racial makeup was 68.69% White, 3.38% African American, 1.28% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 15.64% from other races and 6.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.07% of the population.

There were 3,617 households out of which 55.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 12.7% were non-families. 8.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.63.

The population of Salida was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,874 and the median income for a family was $60,114. Males had a median income of $42,188 versus $30,521 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,173. About 6.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.*

*Information source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salida_California