Salida, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Salida, California - Basic Facts

The Salida Census Designated Place had a population of 14,943 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.7058 and longitude -121.0849 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salida: Murphys Ferry.

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Salida, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,943
Population in Households 14,869
Population in Familes 13,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 2,775
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $78,643
Average Household Income $91,303
Per Capita Income $26,458


Total Housing Units 4,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,170 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,105 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $245,230
Average Home Value $378,596


Total Households 4,275
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 3,631
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.04% 1.11%
Households 1.02% 1.08%
Families 0.97% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 408 73rd
Population Density # 503 67th
Diversity Index # 270 82nd
Median Household Income # 411 73rd
Per Capita Income # 943 38th

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