Salida, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 5,856 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 2,893  (49.4%)
Females: 2,963  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,156 (it was $28,790 in 2000)
Salida:

$42,156
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,073 (it was $17,252 in 2000)

Salida city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $271,536 (it was $124,600 in 2000)
Salida:

$271,536
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $918.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salida: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Salida, CO (2017)
    • 4,72883.2%White alone
    • 80114.1%Hispanic
    • 541.0%Two or more races
    • 340.6%Asian alone
    • 160.3%Black alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Salida, Colorado as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salida is 432 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Salida by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(71.7)
2
(37.1)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.7)
1
(18.3)
3
(54.4)
1
(17.7)
1
(16.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
1
(18.1)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(646.7)
19
(340.5)
13
(241.0)
3
(56.4)
4
(74.4)
7
(131.2)
2
(37.5)
7
(130.9)
11
(205.8)
5
(91.7)
2
(36.7)
3
(54.4)
3
(53.2)
5
(84.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(431.1)
16
(286.7)
11
(203.9)
33
(620.3)
25
(465.1)
13
(243.6)
16
(300.4)
24
(448.8)
30
(561.2)
30
(550.1)
30
(550.5)
15
(271.9)
15
(265.9)
16
(268.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
185
(3,323)
151
(2,706)
151
(2,799)
105
(1,974)
164
(3,051)
137
(2,567)
156
(2,928)
169
(3,161)
180
(3,367)
139
(2,549)
115
(2,110)
157
(2,846)
145
(2,570)
100
(1,680)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(125.7)
7
(125.4)
9
(166.9)
5
(94.0)
7
(130.2)
4
(74.9)
7
(131.4)
1
(18.7)
8
(149.6)
4
(73.3)
2
(36.7)
14
(253.8)
11
(195.0)
5
(84.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.8)
1
(18.7)
4
(75.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
4
(73.3)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(16.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)302.5269.2217.5156.2179.9181.9176.8185.5227.1230.7153.4213.0167.1123.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Salida, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (18.4%), English (14.4%), Italian (6.3%), American (6.0%), Irish (5.0%), European (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/23/1891

Elevation: 7080 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 2,639 people per square mile   (average).

Salida, Colorado map

265 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This city:

4.7%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,094 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $914 (0.3%)

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: +1,581 (+27.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,870 (67.2%)

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Salida, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Salida, CO in 2017
Salida satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Salida, CO
Historical housing units in Salida, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +745 (+15.7%).
Most common industries in Salida, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.5%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Salida, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)

Average climate in Salida, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Salida-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 557.8 miles away from Salida center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from Salida center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 628.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 418.0 miles away from Salida center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chaffee County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Salida topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salida:

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

Airports and heliports located in Salida:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salida:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 50 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado College (about 67 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 68 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 68 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 68 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 69 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 70 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)

Public high schools in Salida:

  • SALIDA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 347, Location: 26 JONES AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HORIZONS EXPLORATORY ACADEMY (Location: 349 E 9TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Salida:

Private elementary/middle schools in Salida:

  • SALIDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 509 F ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • CHAFFEE COUNTY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 32, Location: 1040 I ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Salida

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.

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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).

Birthplace of: Elaine Anderson - Paleontologist, Chris Guccione (umpire) - MLB umpire, Sally Blane - Child actor.

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:

OHAVER LAKE CG NORTH (Population served: 340, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
PONDEROSA LODGE INC (Population served: 125, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
FESSLERS MHP (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 69 regular monitoring violations
SHAVANO TRUCK STOP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TWISTED CORK CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2011)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Salida:

Marital status in Salida, CO
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Salida:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Salida
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salida, CO (based on Chaffee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29021
Catholic2,0242
Mainline Protestant1,0248
Other4465
None10,025-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Chaffee County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

11.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

20.92 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chaffee County:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chaffee County:

15.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.8%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.0%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salida:

20.8%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salida:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Salida:

55.0%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Salida:

76.7%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salida, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 106$225,081$25,4810$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 106$225,081$25,4810$0

Salida government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,663,000 ($796.28)
    Regular Highways: $355,000 ($60.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,242,000 ($212.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $941,000 ($160.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $806,000 ($137.64)
    Water Utilities: $741,000 ($126.54)
    Central Staff Services: $687,000 ($117.32)
    Sewerage: $685,000 ($116.97)
    Regular Highways: $454,000 ($77.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000 ($32.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $149,000 ($25.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $360,000 ($61.48)
    Water Utilities: $225,000 ($38.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000 ($13.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($7.00)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($5.64)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($25.10)

Salida government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,230,000 ($210.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $402,000 ($68.65)
    Other: $109,000 ($18.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($1.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,051,000 ($179.47)
    Sale of Property: $140,000 ($23.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,000 ($10.42)
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($5.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($3.76)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($1.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,401,000 ($239.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $310,000 ($52.94)
    Highways: $208,000 ($35.52)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($7.00)
    General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($3.93)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($1.71)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,933,000 ($842.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000 ($45.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $120,000 ($20.49)
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000 ($4.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($2.39)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.02)

Salida government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,761,000 ($2691.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,648,000 ($2159.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,245,000 ($724.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,132,000 ($193.31)

Salida government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,759,000 ($983.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,631,000 ($2669.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,065,000 ($181.86)

10.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from El Paso County, CO  0.66% ($50,260 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.57% ($86,628)
from Fremont County, CO  0.51% ($34,795)


7.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fremont County, CO  0.63% ($41,043 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.44% ($65,875)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($78,000)
Businesses in Salida, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AutoZone1Kroger1
Big O Tires1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Safeway1
Curves1Starbucks1
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
Ford1UPS4
H&R Block1Vons1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1

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.)
Salida fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Salida fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.3mTotal length
  • $278,000Total costs
  • 20,445Total average daily traffic
  • 1,056Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,083Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salida, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salida, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salida)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Salida, CO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (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: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salida)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salida)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2017, and the least - 6 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Salida, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.1%), and Structure Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salida, CO
    • 28747.1%Outside Fires
    • 22536.9%Structure Fires
    • 7111.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 264.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salida, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salida, Colorado:

  • Woodland Motel And Residence Inn, 903 W 1ST, Salida, Colorado 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-4980
  • Salida Super 8, 525 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, Colorado 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-6689, Fax: (719) 539-7018
  • Baymont Suites, 7400 W US Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-8500, Fax: (719) 539-7420
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 785 E Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado 81201 , Phone: (719) 539-0800, Fax: (719) 539-0801
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salida, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salida, CO
  • 86.6%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Wood
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salida, CO
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salida compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Salida on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
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