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Salida, California - Basic Facts

The Salida Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Stanislaus County at latitude 37.7158 and longitude -121.0835. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Salida Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salida, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Salida indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Salida Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

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Salida, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,391
Population in Households 14,316
Population in Familes 13,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 2,705
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 4,125
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 3,503
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,089 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,036 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $184,140
Average Home Value $201,117


Median Household Income $67,500
Average Household Income $78,985
Per Capita Income $22,866
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.13% 1.02%
Households 1.13% 1.01%
Families 1.04% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Salida, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salida to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 409 73rd
Population Density1 # 504 67th
Diversity Index2 # 298 81st
Median Household Income # 416 73rd
Per Capita Income # 898 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.