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Population in 2012: 5,317 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 

Males: 2,513  (47.3%)
Females: 2,804  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,056 (it was $28,790 in 2000)
Salida:

$40,056
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,255

Salida city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $236,289 (it was $124,600 in 2000)
Salida:

$236,289
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $231,307; Detached houses: $255,575; Townhouses or other attached units: $266,161; In 2-unit structures: $187,762; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $592,282; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,219; Mobile homes: $81,418; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $26,102

Median gross rent in 2012: $777.

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  • White alone - 4,544 (86.0%)
  • Hispanic - 607 (11.5%)
  • Two or more races - 60 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 37 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)

Races in Salida detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salida: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (12.9%), English (12.8%), Italian (9.7%), Scottish (4.4%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/23/1891

Elevation: 7080 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 2,396 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Salida:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salida city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

170 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This city:  3.2%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Salida, Colorado as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salida to the number of sex offenders is 443 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $805 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $772 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (68.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (485.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Smeltertown, CO (1.2 miles) , Poncha Springs, CO (2.1 miles ), Howard, CO (3.2 miles ), Maysville, CO (3.2 miles) , Garfield, CO (4.0 miles) , Coaldale, CO (4.2 miles ), Bonanza, CO (4.3 miles) , Cotopaxi, CO (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 106.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,160 (+22.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,718 (67.4%)

Area code: 719

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Crime rates in Salida by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 113504210210
per 100,000 17.717.353.590.00.071.737.118.80.037.518.80.0
Robberies 101001000010
per 100,000 17.70.017.80.00.017.90.00.00.00.018.80.0
Assaults 79111836191334727
per 100,000 123.8156.1196.0324.0646.7340.5241.056.474.4131.237.5130.9
Burglaries 172024212416113325131624
per 100,000 300.7346.8427.7378.0431.1286.7203.9620.3465.1243.6300.4448.8
Thefts 169205160228185151151105164137156169
per 100,000 2989.63554.72851.54104.43323.22706.12799.41973.73051.22567.02928.53160.7
Auto thefts 584677957471
per 100,000 88.4138.771.3108.0125.7125.4166.994.0130.274.9131.418.7
Arson 101000203140
per 100,000 17.70.017.80.00.00.037.10.055.818.775.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 180.1208.9222.4315.3283.8252.5204.0146.5168.8170.7165.9174.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Salida detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Colorado average:

2.23

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Salida, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +745 (+15.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Salida-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 59.4 miles away from the Salida city center .

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 tornado 62.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salida-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Salida center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/28/2003 at 02:55:02, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Salida center
On 6/8/2005 at 08:46:00, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chaffee County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Elaine Anderson - Paleontologist, Chris Guccione (umpire) - MLB umpire, Sally Blane - Child actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Salida:

  • UPPER ARKANSAS HOME HEALTH, AN AMEDISYS PARTNER (Home Health Center, 301 OAK STREET UNIT E)
  • HEART OF THE ROCKIES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1000 RUSH DRIVE)
  • COLUMBINE MANOR (Nursing Home, 530 W 16TH ST)
  • COLUMBINE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 530 WEST 16TH STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Salida:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salida:

  • Western State College of Colorado (about 51 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 68 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 68 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 69 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 70 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Adams State College (about 74 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 76 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)

Public high school in Salida:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salida:

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Library in Salida:

  • SOUTHERN CHAFFEE COUNTY REGIONAL LIB DIST/SALIDA (Operating income: $613,619; Location: 405 E STREET; 53,664 books; 6,311 audio materials; 2,864 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 213 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • In the section: "Private primary/middle schools in Salida": TLC Christian School is a K-8th grade school Son Shine Inn is a private daycare/preschool offering a K4 program - a shortened kindergarten program for 4-year-olds.

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Notable locations in Salida: Salida Fire Department (A), Salida Police Department (B), Colorado State Patrol (C), Colorado State Parks Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (D), Colorado Division of Wildlife Salida Service Center (E), Chaffee County Jail (F), Chaffee County Sheriff's Office (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Murry Ditch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Salida: Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Salida Museum Association (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 406 West Rainbow Boulevard), Salida Hot Springs Pool (Recreation Areas; 410 West Rainbow Boulevard), Hot Shots (Amusement & Theme Parks; 110 North F Street), Rocky Mountain Amusement CO (10319 West Cherokee Drive).

Hotels: Colorado Mountain Vacations (Po Box 811), Best Western Colorado Lodge (352 W Us Hwy 50), Aspen Leaf Lodge (Bv) (7350 Hwy 50 West), Ark Valley Vacations (246 East 1st Street), Comfort Inn Salida (315 East Rainbow BLVD-US 50), Circle R Motel (304 East Rainbow Boulevard), Drip Irrigation of Colorado (903 West 1st Street), Comfort Inn (315 East Rainbow Boulevard), Budget Lodge (1146 East Rainbow Boulevard).

Courts: Colorado State Government - Transportation Department- Maintenance Of (10350 County Road 120), Chaffee County Government Court House - Ambulance- Emergency Medical Service Business Of (10364 County Road 120), Chaffee County Government Court House - Colorado State University Extension Of (10165 County Road 120), Chaffee County Government Court House - Coroners Office (203 East Sackett Avenue), Chaffee County Government Court House - County Court (142 Crestone Avenue), Chaffee County Government Court House - District Attorney (7405 West USHighway 50), Chaffee County Government Court House - Epsdt (209 East 3rd Street), Chaffee County Government Court House - Food Stamp Certification And Issuance Of (641 West 3rd Street), Chaffee County Government Court House - Public Health Nurse (209 East 3rd Street).

 
Chaffee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salida and their reported violations in the past:

PONDEROSA LODGE INC (Address: 9010 CR 240 , Population served: 125, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2004. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2003. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2003), St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2003. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2003. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2003. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2003)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
MOUNTAIN VISTA VILLAGE (Address: 6820 COUNTY ROAD 104 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2001 and SEP-06-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BIG SPRINGS TRAILER PARK (Address: 6025 CR 108 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and APR-25-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and DEC-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
OHAVER LAKE CAMPGROUND NO2 (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-25-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HILLSIDE TP (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-1997), St Formal NOV issued (APR-15-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-24-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
SHAVANO SNACK MART (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WIN MAR COTTAGES (Address: 12955 HWY 291 , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salida that have no violations reported:

  • OHAVER LAKE CAMPGROUND NO1 (Population served: 96, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FESSLERS MHP (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWISTED CORK CAFE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.7%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salida, CO

People in group quarters in Salida in 2010:

  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Salida in 2000:

  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Salida compared to Colorado state average:

Salida, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Salida (2011 data):

  • High Country Bank: Second Street Branch at 130 West Second Street, branch established on 2007/06/20; at 7360 West Us Highway 50, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2009/04/08: Bank assets: $181.4 mil, Deposits: $158.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: High Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Salida Branch at 7480 W. Highway 50, branch established on 2004/06/14. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Bank of the West: Salida Banking Center Branch at 146 G Street, branch established on 1975/04/24. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Collegiate Peaks Bank: Salida Branch at 540 Highway 50, branch established on 1995/12/26. Info updated 2007/02/09: Bank assets: $217.9 mil, Deposits: $180.4 mil, headquarters in Buena Vista, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Columbine Capital Corp.
  • The Pueblo Bank and Trust Company: Thatcher Branch at 200 F Street, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/01: Bank assets: $309.6 mil, Deposits: $272.8 mil, headquarters in Pueblo, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Pueblo Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salida, Colorado:

  • Woodland Motel And Residence Inn, 903 W 1ST, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-4980
  • Econo Lodge, 1310 E Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-2895
  • Rainbow Inn, 105 E Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-4444
  • Comfort Inn, 315 E Rainbow-us Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-5000, Fax: (719) 530-0868
  • Salida Super 8, 525 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-6689, Fax: (719) 539-7018
  • Holiday Inn Express, 7400 W US Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-8500, Fax: (719) 539-7420
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 785 E Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-0800, Fax: (719) 539-0801
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salida, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Salida travel time to work - commute


Salida mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salida city (based on Chaffee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.07%
Here53.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents44.1%16.6%4.5%4.1%3.5%
Congregations7.7%7.7%7.7%7.7%3.8%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchVineyard USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.4%3.4%2.7%14.2%
Congregations7.7%3.8%3.8%3.8%46.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Chaffee County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Chaffee County:

11.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

20.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chaffee County:

15.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.8%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$18,883$45,3191$1,018
Other Government Administration 1$3,126$37,5128$2,863
Judicial and Legal 1$2,511$30,1320$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$56,342$45,0740$0
Firefighters 10$35,949$43,1390$0
Streets and Highways 9$27,214$36,2851$1,105
Sewerage 3$12,905$51,6200$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,173$50,07629$15,859
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,976$47,7120$0
Water Supply 3$10,939$43,7560$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$348
Totals for Government 49$176,018$43,10640$21,193

Salida government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $909,000 ($170.96)
    Regular Highways: $722,000 ($135.79)
    Sewerage: $598,000 ($112.47)
    Fire Protection: $585,000 ($110.02)
    Water Utilities: $555,000 ($104.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $531,000 ($99.87)
    Central Staff Services: $527,000 ($99.12)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($9.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($7.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($3.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($36.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $27,000 ($5.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $319,000 ($60.00)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($15.80)
    Central Staff: $22,000 ($4.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,228,000 ($419.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($30.84)

Salida government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $607,000 ($114.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $195,000 ($36.67)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $87,000 ($16.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,173,000 ($220.61)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $191,000 ($35.92)
    General Revenue, NEC: $113,000 ($21.25)
    Special Assessments: $74,000 ($13.92)
    Rents: $6,000 ($1.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $576,000 ($108.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $228,000 ($42.88)
    Highways: $166,000 ($31.22)
    General Support: $28,000 ($5.27)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($3.39)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,868,000 ($351.33)
    Property: $259,000 ($48.71)
    Public Utilities: $141,000 ($26.52)
    NEC: $10,000 ($1.88)
    Individual Income: $0 ($0.00)

Salida government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,530,000 ($475.83)
    Industrial Revenue: $624,000 ($117.36)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,480,000 ($466.43)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $175,000 ($32.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,585,000 ($486.18)
    Other, NEC: $2,395,000 ($450.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $624,000 ($117.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $120,000 ($22.57)
    Other, NEC: $85,000 ($15.99)

Salida government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,213,000 ($228.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $379,000 ($71.28)

10.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.11%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from El Paso County, CO  0.74% ($41,023 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.74% ($31,773)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.45% ($50,852)


9.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,391 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.70%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fremont County, CO  0.87% ($33,904 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.74% ($52,659)
to Mesa County, CO  0.40% ($24,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salida:

  • KVRH (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALIDA, CO; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salida:

  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHEN-LP (106.9 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: TENDERFOOT TRANSMITTING, INC.)
  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K205CM (88.9 FM; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KVRH-FM (92.3 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salida:

  • K44CI (Channel 44; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K53AR (Channel 53; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN. PUB. B/CING. NET., INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Salida, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Salida fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $3,000
Total average daily traffic: 691
Total average daily truck traffic: 13
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 926

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salida)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Salida, CO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salida)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salida)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 141
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Salida


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salida, CO

Most common first names in Salida, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8876.5 years
Mary7081.9 years
William5875.5 years
Robert5670.1 years
Frank4576.5 years
Charles3873.6 years
Helen3583.3 years
George3377.7 years
James2972.2 years
Edward2675.6 years
Most common last names in Salida, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2575.9 years
Williams1872.8 years
Martinez1771.3 years
Johnson1779.6 years
Brown1585.1 years
Post1580.7 years
Wilson1283.1 years
Davis1271.1 years
Everett1177.3 years
Miller1076.3 years
Businesses in Salida, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Big O Tires1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Safeway1
Curves1Starbucks1
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Vons1
KFC1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Salida, CO


Salida on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 (81201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • David V. Mesaros (5)
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  • Keith Gill (1)
  • William G. Dorfeld (1)
  • James A. Zeiset (1)
  • William Gurney Dorfeld (1)
  • Tammy Grubisha (1)
  • Stefan Craine (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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