Salina, Kansas

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Population in 2012: 48,045 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 23,765  (49.5%)
Females: 24,280  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,659 (it was $36,066 in 2000)
Salina:

$43,659
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,425 (it was $18,593 in 2000)

Salina city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,029 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
Salina:

$117,029
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,716; Detached houses: $126,422; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,457; In 2-unit structures: $73,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,717; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,404; Mobile homes: $48,334

Median gross rent in 2012: $660.

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  • White alone - 38,008 (78.9%)
  • Hispanic - 5,517 (11.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,615 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,287 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1,263 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 322 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 91 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 55 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salina: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.4%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.4%), United States (6.8%), Swedish (4.3%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1225 feet

Land area: 22.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,114 people per square mile   (low).

Salina,KS real estate house value index trend

Salina, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Salina:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salina city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2,705 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia).

This city:  5.6%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 112 registered sex offenders living in Salina, Kansas as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Salina to the number of sex offenders is 429 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,514 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,636 (1.4%)

Salina satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (79.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (419.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: New Cambria, KS (2.6 miles) , Smolan, KS (2.7 miles ), Kipp, KS (3.0 miles) , Assaria, KS (3.2 miles ), Gypsum, KS (3.6 miles ), Culver, KS (3.6 miles) , Falun, KS (3.7 miles) , Solomon, KS (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 99 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1998: 112 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2000: 123 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2001: 98 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 79 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2004: 107 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2005: 82 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2006: 111 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2007: 100 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2010: 83 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $149,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.82 N, Longitude: 97.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,786 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,077 (79.2%)

Area code: 785

Salina household income distribution Salina home values distribution

Crime rates in Salina by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 01011045131
per 100,000 0.021.72.22.20.08.610.72.16.22.1
Rapes 18314032453527274019
per 100,000 39.067.286.969.197.475.258.058.083.339.5
Robberies 20111114152430292623
per 100,000 43.323.923.930.232.551.664.462.354.247.8
Assaults 11390118681081158913295118
per 100,000 244.9195.2256.3146.9233.9247.1191.1283.6197.9245.0
Burglaries 296366334422362305435393420445
per 100,000 641.4794.0725.5911.8783.9655.3934.3844.3874.8924.1
Thefts 2,4022,7072,2752,6262,2912,0642,1381,7871,7761,801
per 100,000 5205.25872.34941.95674.04961.04434.74591.83839.13699.23740.0
Auto thefts 1069511410210089998975107
per 100,000 229.7206.1247.6220.4216.5191.2212.6191.2156.2222.2
Arson 32313221192323393223
per 100,000 69.367.269.545.441.149.449.483.866.747.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.3) 355.0438.4390.0395.7394.4370.7381.1344.7347.2322.3

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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 Salina detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 107 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,062 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Salina: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Salina, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salina-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.6 miles away from the Salina city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salina-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from Salina center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 295.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 438.0 miles away from Salina center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.0 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 Saline County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salina topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Swift - Baseball player and coach, Dwight Frye - Actor, Kurt Budke - Basketball player-coach, Luke French - Baseball player, Shane Schoeller - Politician, Steven Clemons - Blogger, Terence Newman - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Sep 4, 1978), Thomas Craven - Writer, Brent Venables - Football coach, George Murdock (actor) - Film actor.

Hospitals in Salina:

  • HOSPICE OF SALINA (730 HOLLY LANE)
  • SALINA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 400 SOUTH SANTA FE AVENUE)
  • SALINA SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 401 SOUTH SANTA FE AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Salina:

  • FMC - SALINA (700 E. IRON)

Home Health Centers in Salina:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF SALINA (2075 SOUTH OHIO STREET SUITE 7A)
  • CUSTOM CARE INC DBA ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (1015 ELMHURST SUITE B)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE INC (712 SOUTH OHIO STREET)
  • SALINA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER HHA (400 SANTA FE BOX 5080)
  • SALINA-SALINE COUNTY HHA (125 WEST ELM STREET)

Nursing Homes in Salina:

  • HOLIDAY RESORT OF SALINA (2825 RESORT DR)
  • KENWOOD VIEW NURSING HOME (900 ELMHURST BLVD)
  • PINNACLE PARK NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2936 GEORGIA AVENUE)
  • SALINA NURSING CENTER (1007 JOHNSTOWN)
  • SALINA PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (2601 E CRAWFORD ST)
  • SHALIMAR HEALTH CENTER (2054 LAMBERTSON LN)
  • SMOKY HILL REHABILITATION CENTER (1007 JOHNSTOWN AVE)
  • ST JOHNS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER SNF (139 N PENN AVE)
  • WINDSOR ESTATES NURSING HOME (623 S 3RD ST)

Airports and heliports located in Salina:

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Colleges/Universities in Salina:

  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Full-time enrollment: 729; Location: 100 E. Claflin Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina (FT enrollment: 505; Location: 2106 South 9th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brownmackie.edu)
  • Salina Area Technical College (FT enrollment: 412; Location: 2562 Centennial Road; Public; Website: www.salinatech.edu)
  • Hays Academy of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 73; Location: 115 South 5th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: haysacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salina:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 56 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 61 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Barton County Community College (about 68 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 77 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 79 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 81 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 81 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)

Public high schools in Salina:

Private high schools in Salina:

  • SACRED HEART JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 234 E CLOUD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • ST JOHN'S MILITARY SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: N END OF SANTA FE AVE; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Salina:

Private elementary/middle schools in Salina:

  • ST MARY QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 304 E CLOUD ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • SALINA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125; Location: 1009 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SALINA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 831 N 10TH ST; Grades: 3 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Salina

Library in Salina:

  • SALINA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,702,488; Location: 301 W. ELM STREET; 265,231 books; 237 e-books; 13,207 audio materials; 15,616 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 393 print serial subscriptions; 48 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Primary Newspaper The Salina Journal, 333 S. 4th Street, Salina, KS 67401 785-823-6363, In Kansas 800-827-6363
  • Also the home of astronaut Steve Hawley
  • Emmanuel Christian School no longer exists. Salina has a new private Christian school called, Salina Christian Academy - 1009 Highland Ave.Salina,Ks 785-452-9929.Grades Pre-school - 6th grade 2003-2004 enrollment 75 students.
  • EBC INC is now called the Salina Media Group. They still own the same radio stations. Also, Waitt Media now owns KQNS in addition to KILS. added by J.D. Black
  • Retirement Facilities - Salina, Kansas: Riverside Plaza, Independent with assisted living features (24 units - no age limitation) 1,450 sf 2 Bedroom/2 Bath and 1,150 sf 1 Bedroom/1 Bath with kitchen, laundry, safe room McCall Manor, Independent Living (60 units - 65 and up)800 SF average - 1 and 2 bedroom with kitchen Drury Place, Independent Living (40 units - 65 and up) 700 sf average - 1 bedroom with kitchen Presbyterian Manor, Independent, Assisted, and Long-term care (all separate) independent living: 650 sf - 1250 sf 1,2, and 3 bedroom. 1,500 sf duplexex separate. Assisted living: 350 - 650 sf single and double occupancy. Nursing care: 250 sf single and double occupancy.

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Notable locations in Salina: Salina Water Treatment Plant (A), Saline County Livestock and Exposition Center (B), Kenwood Cove (C), Eric Stein Stage at Oakdale Park (D), Kansas Wesleyan University Martin Stadium (E), Union Pacific Railroad Yard (F), Salina Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (G), Salina Wastewater Plant (H), ADM Milling Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (I), Sunset Plaza (J), Park East (K), Elmore Center (L), Salina Municipal Golf Course (M), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop C - Headquarters (N), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop J Training Academy (O), Kansas State University Salinas Campus Student Activities Center (P), Kansas State University Salinas Campus Aeronautical West Hanger (Q), Kansas State University Salinas Campus Aeronautical East Hanger (R), Salina Police Department (S), Kansas Department of Transportation District Two Office (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Central Mall (1), Southgate Shopping Center (2), Mid-State Mall (3), Kraft Manor Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salina include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Village Bible Church (B), Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Saint John's Missionary Baptist Church (D), Bel Air Southern Baptist Church (E), Belmont Boulevard Christian Church (F), Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (G), Faith Word Fellowship (H), First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rose lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Gypsum Hill Cemetery (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Salina include: Thomas Park (1), Kenwood Park (2), Oakdale Park (3), Sunset Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Salina City - Smoky Hill Museum- Museum Store (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 211 West Iron Avenue) (1), Smoky Hill Museum (Historical Places & Services; 211 West Iron Avenue) (2), Salina Art Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 242 South Santa Fe Avenue) (3), Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 625 North Hedville Road) (4), Lakewood Park Natural Area (Nature Centers; 250 Lakewood Drive) (5), All Star Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 624 South Broadway Boulevard) (6), Central Music CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 715 Bishop Street) (7), Pop A Shot Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 200 North 3rd Street) (8), Yesteryear Museum (1100 West Diamond Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Inns (429 West Diamond Drive) (1), Starlite Motel (211 East Pacific Avenue) (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (201 Diamond Drive) (3), Days Inn (170 9 Street Exit 252) (4), Village Inn (453 South Broadway Boulevard) (5), Airliner Motel (781 North Broadway Boulevard) (6), Baymont Inn & Suites (745 West Schilling Road) (7), 1st Inn Gold (2403 South Ninth) (8), Budget King Motel (809 N Broadway Blvd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Saline-County - District Court-28th Judicial District- Probation Dept- Court Administr (300 West Ash Street) (1), Saline County - Jury Clerk- Criminal- District Court 28th Judicial District- Clerk of the C (300 West Ash Street) (2), Saline County - District Court 28th Judicial District- Domestic (300 West Ash Street) (3), Saline-County - District Court-28th Judicial District- Small Claims- Civil- Court Administr (300 West Ash Street) (4), Saline County - District Court 28th Judicial District- Court Administrator- Tra (300 West Ash Street) (5), Salina City - Municipal Court (255 North 10th Street) (6), Saline County - District Court 28th Judicial District- Child Support (300 West Ash Street) (7), Saline-County - District Court-28th Judicial District- Juvenile (229 North 9th Street) (8), Saline County - District Court 28th Judicial District- Court Administr (300 West Ash Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Saline 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 Salina and their reported violations in the past:

HOWISON HEIGHTS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-28-2009 to MAR-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-28-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2014), St Boil Water Order (JUN-05-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-02-2009 to MAR-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
OUTLAWS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-04-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-2012), St Other (NOV-06-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-19-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-25-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-19-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-25-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-19-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 52.1% for other race residents, 51.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Salina in 2010:

  • 561 people in college/university student housing
  • 377 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 65 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Salina in 2000:

  • 429 people in nursing homes
  • 412 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 197 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 196 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

Salina, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Salina compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Bicentennial Center. Capacity: 7,500.

Banks with most branches in Salina (2011 data):

  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Salina Downtown Branch, Salina South Branch, at 3025 Cortland Circle, Salina Ohio Branch, Salina Eaglecrest Office. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.
  • Simmons First National Bank: 2101 East Crawford Branch, South Ohio Street Branch, Salina Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,849.8 mil, Deposits: $1,513.0 mil, headquarters in Pine Bluff, AR, positive income, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation
  • First Bank Kansas: Drive-In Facility, South 9th Street Branch, at 235 South Santa Fe Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.6 mil, Deposits: $227.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • UMB National Bank of America: Umb National Bank Of America at 100 South Santa Fe Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/01; Gold Star Facility at 2368 Century Plaza Drive, branch established on 1974/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $825.6 mil, Deposits: $401.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • The Bank of Tescott: Salina Branch at 600 South Santa Fe, branch established on 1934/12/21; Salina Branch at 2040 South Ohio, branch established on 1997/02/17. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $296.0 mil, Deposits: $260.5 mil, headquarters in Tescott, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Tescott Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Salina Main Branch at 138 North Santa Fe, branch established on 1900/01/23; Salina Mall Branch at 2259 South Ninth Street, branch established on 1987/02/25. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Central National Bank: Salina Walmart Branch at 2900 South 9th, branch established on 2001/12/17; Salina Branch at 454 South Ohio, branch established on 1996/11/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $889.7 mil, Deposits: $775.7 mil, headquarters in Junction City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Central Of Kansas, Inc.
  • The Bennington State Bank: Salina Branch at 200 South 9th Street, branch established on 1995/12/18; at 2130 South Ohio Street, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/21: Bank assets: $444.3 mil, Deposits: $371.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Berco, Inc.
  • The Solomon State Bank: Salina Branch at 605 Magnolia, branch established on 1996/11/04. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $185.0 mil, Deposits: $149.8 mil, headquarters in Solomon, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Solomon Bancshares, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salina, Kansas:

  • Days Inn, 407 W Diamond Dr, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 823-9791, Fax: (785) 823-2211
  • Holiday Inn Of Salina, 1616 W Crawford, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 823-1739, Fax: (785) 823-1791
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 2110 W Crawford Ave, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 825-2111, Fax: (785) 825-6973
  • Salina Inn, 222 E Diamond Dr, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 825-1571
  • Howard Johnson Motel, 2403 S 9TH, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 827-5511, Fax: (785) 827-6382
  • Salina Americinn Hotel & Suies, 1820 W Crawford St, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 826-1711, Fax: (785) 827-6530
  • Motel 6, 635 W Diamond Dr, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 827-8397, Fax: (785) 827-0213
  • Best Western Heart Of America Inn, 632 Westport Blvd, Salina, KS 67401 , Phone: (785) 827-9315, Fax: (785) 827-4119
  • 15 other hotels and motels
All 23 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salina, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Salina travel time to work - commute Salina mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salina city (based on Saline County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.48%
Here: 56.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran Church
Adherents32.3%14.5%10.2%6.6%5.7%
Congregations19.1%13.2%10.3%4.4%2.9%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.8%3.8%2.7%2.6%16.8%
Congregations2.9%4.4%2.9%2.9%36.8%
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: 6
Saline County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Saline County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Saline County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Saline County:

31.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

13.4%
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 34$109,438$38,6250$0
Other Government Administration 8$41,732$62,5980$0
Judicial and Legal 13$43,780$40,4120$0
Police Protection - Officers 90$326,212$43,4950$0
Police - Other 16$49,354$37,0160$0
Firefighters 92$378,894$49,4210$0
Fire - Other 1$3,058$36,6961$1,168
Streets and Highways 44$129,032$35,1910$0
Airports 17$41,280$29,1390$0
Solid Waste Management 33$80,636$29,3220$0
Sewerage 26$80,252$37,0390$0
Parks and Recreation 48$141,008$35,25240$16,644
Housing and Community Development(Local) 18$64,602$43,0681$1,340
Natural Resources 6$18,062$36,1240$0
Water Supply 35$105,864$36,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 40$117,150$35,14528$14,340
Totals for Government 521$1,730,354$39,85570$33,492

Salina government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,250,000 ($150.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($2.60)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,961,000 ($144.89)
    Police Protection: $6,894,000 ($143.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,974,000 ($124.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,931,000 ($123.45)
    Air Transportation: $3,425,000 ($71.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,329,000 ($69.29)
    General - Other: $2,786,000 ($57.99)
    Sewerage: $2,449,000 ($50.97)
    Regular Highways: $1,880,000 ($39.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,844,000 ($38.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,408,000 ($29.31)
    Health - Other: $944,000 ($19.65)
    General Public Buildings: $869,000 ($18.09)
    Central Staff Services: $792,000 ($16.48)
    Financial Administration: $483,000 ($10.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $175,000 ($3.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $118,000 ($2.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $848,000 ($17.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,777,000 ($36.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,401,000 ($29.16)
    General - Other: $1,373,000 ($28.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $719,000 ($14.97)
    Sewerage: $572,000 ($11.91)
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000 ($5.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $177,000 ($3.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($3.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,766,000 ($411.41)

Salina government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,345,000 ($111.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,833,000 ($79.78)
    All Other: $3,540,000 ($73.68)
    Air Transportation: $1,604,000 ($33.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,577,000 ($32.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $7,000 ($0.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,187,000 ($66.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,595,000 ($116.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,284,000 ($26.72)
    Special Assessments: $1,143,000 ($23.79)
    Interest Earnings: $613,000 ($12.76)
    Sale of Property: $35,000 ($0.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,803,000 ($141.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,978,000 ($61.98)
    Highways: $1,493,000 ($31.08)
    General Local Government Support: $869,000 ($18.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $136,000 ($2.83)
  • Tax - Property: $10,205,000 ($212.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,755,000 ($161.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,111,000 ($43.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $842,000 ($17.53)
    NEC: $118,000 ($2.46)

Salina government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,660,000 ($1012.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,566,000 ($969.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,845,000 ($163.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,751,000 ($119.70)

Salina government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,283,000 ($422.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,260,000 ($26.23)

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($291 average AGI)
Saline County:

0.06%
Kansas average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, KS  0.41% ($25,713 average AGI)
from Dickinson County, KS  0.40% ($24,282)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.34% ($33,507)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.50% ($31,075 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, KS  0.40% ($25,035)
to Johnson County, KS  0.39% ($32,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salina:

  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KINA (910 AM; 1 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salina:

  • KSKG (99.9 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCVS (91.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KZBZ (104.9 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KYEZ (93.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KQNS-FM (95.5 FM; LINDSBORG, KS; Owner: B-B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILS (92.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSAJ-FM (98.5 FM; ABILENE, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KAKA (88.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K269CT (101.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Salina:

  • K15CN (Channel 15; SALINA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K51GC (Channel 51; SALINA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K06LZ (Channel 6; SALINA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Salina fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 42
Total length: 215 meters (705ft)
Total costs: $4,283,000
Total average daily traffic: 365,352
Total average daily truck traffic: 41,705

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 9
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salina, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salina)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 266 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Salina, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 235 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salina)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salina)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 132 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 242
  • Hazardous Condition: 184
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Salina

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salina, KS
Most common first names in Salina, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28676.7 years
Mary26579.6 years
William23975.4 years
Robert21171.4 years
James20673.0 years
George17376.1 years
Helen14380.5 years
Charles14274.9 years
Ruth14082.7 years
Dorothy13979.0 years
Most common last names in Salina, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16877.9 years
Johnson16178.0 years
Miller10377.2 years
Nelson9778.7 years
Brown8678.0 years
Davis7376.9 years
Jones6475.4 years
Anderson6178.0 years
Williams5878.8 years
Wilson5277.2 years
Businesses in Salina, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's4
AutoZone2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance6
Best Western1Nike14
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King2OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
ColorTyme1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Curves1Penske2
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
Econo Lodge2Ramada1
Famous Footwear1Red Lobster1
FedEx13Rue211
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sam's Club1
GameStop1Sears2
Goodwill2Sleep Inn1
H&R Block3Sprint Nextel1
Hilton1Subaru1
Hobby Lobby1Subway5
Holiday Inn1Super 82
Honda1T-Mobile3
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell2
IHOP2Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jimmy John's1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
Journeys1U.S. Cellular2
Justice1UPS16
KFC1Vans2
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger9Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

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