Salida, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salida, California - Basic Facts

The Salida Census Designated Place had a population of 14,531 as of July 1, 2016. Salida ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salida is located at latitude 37.7158 and longitude -121.0835 in Stanislaus County. 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. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Salida Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409237) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Salida Census Designated Place is located within Salida CCD of Stanislaus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salida population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salida: Murphys Ferry.

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Salida, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,531
Population in Households 14,458
Population in Familes 13,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 2,698
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 4,157
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 3,530
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,114 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,043 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $227,574
Average Home Value $293,692


Median Household Income $75,168
Average Household Income $84,869
Per Capita Income $24,612
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.97%
Households 0.89% 0.94%
Families 0.83% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 509 66th
Diversity Index2 # 281 82nd
Median Household Income # 382 75th
Per Capita Income # 933 39th

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