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The Salida CDP(1) had a population of 14,845 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Salida, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 14,845 (100%)
Population in Households 14,770 (99.5%)
Population in Families 13,469 (90.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 75 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 2,807
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $78,964
Average Household Income $86,324
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $24,937
Wealth Index5 73


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,173 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,092 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $343,403
Average Home Value $408,420
Housing Affordability Index3 130


Total Households 4,265
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 3,620
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.7% 0.66%
Households 0.72% 0.66%
Families 0.68% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%

Salida, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salida to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 406 73rd
Population Density # 492 68th
Median Household Income # 547 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 1349 89th
Per Capita Income # 1078 29th
Diversity Index # 247 83rd

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