Salida is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salida is the 366th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Salida are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salida is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salida is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salida who work in sales jobs (12.21%), office and administrative support (9.49%), and teaching (7.37%).
Also of interest is that Salida has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Salida, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Salida rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.66% of adults 25 and older in Salida have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Salida in 2018 was $26,718, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,872 for a family of four. However, Salida contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Salida is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Salida home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Salida, accounting for 54.02% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Salida residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Salida include German, English, Irish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Salida's cultural character, accounting for 20.99% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Salida is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.