Salinas, California

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Population in 2013: 155,662 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 78,478  (50.4%)
Females: 77,184  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  28.6 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 93901, 93905.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,598 (it was $43,720 in 2000)
Salinas:

$50,598
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,900 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Salinas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $231,700 (it was $189,500 in 2000)
Salinas:

$231,700
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $302,332; Detached houses: $320,818; Townhouses or other attached units: $225,134; In 2-unit structures: $267,368; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,155; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,948; Mobile homes: $98,362

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,107.

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  • Hispanic - 118,406 (76.7%)
  • White alone - 20,824 (13.5%)
  • Asian alone - 11,218 (7.3%)
  • Black alone - 2,533 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,010 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 394 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 78 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 63 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salinas: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.6%), Irish (2.8%), English (2.1%), Italian (2.0%), United States (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 19.0 square miles.

Population density: 8,191 people per square mile   (high).

Salinas,CA real estate house value index trend

Salinas, California map

For population 25 years and over in Salinas:

  • High school or higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salinas city:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

55,776 residents are foreign born

This city:  36.1%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 240 registered sex offenders living in Salinas, California as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Salinas to the number of sex offenders is 644 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,445 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,146 (0.5%)

Salinas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (44.7 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (257.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Boronda, CA (1.4 miles ), Spreckels, CA (2.0 miles ), Toro, CA (2.8 miles ), Prunedale, CA (2.9 miles ), Castroville, CA (2.9 miles ), Marina, CA (2.9 miles ), Elkhorn, CA (3.1 miles ), Chualar, CA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 628 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 1998: 500 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 1999: 809 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2000: 579 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2001: 268 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2002: 442 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2003: 257 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2004: 231 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2005: 224 buildings, average cost: $245,400
  • 2006: 119 buildings, average cost: $251,600
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $364,300
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $293,200
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $286,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $131,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.68 N, Longitude: 121.64 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Lettuce Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,254 (-1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 37,463 (58.8%)

Area codes: 831, 408

Salinas household income distribution Salinas home values distribution

Property values in Salinas, CA


Crime rates in Salinas by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 181520191777142529191521
per 100,000 14.29.712.812.611.44.74.79.617.420.213.29.913.6
Rapes 62565957694345513847233441
per 100,000 49.136.437.737.946.128.830.535.126.532.715.922.326.6
Robberies 448399367399452335383378337379365374488
per 100,000 354.7259.3234.3265.5302.3224.6259.2260.2234.8263.8253.0245.7316.0
Assaults 734799692725678645683711650678755692477
per 100,000 581.1519.3441.9482.4453.4432.4462.3489.5452.9471.9523.4454.6308.9
Burglaries 8088437578379189359071,2051,4151,3821,3581,1401,218
per 100,000 639.7547.9483.4556.9613.9626.8613.9829.6985.9962.0941.5749.0788.8
Thefts 3,7604,1024,0135,1634,5494,3393,7183,3322,6462,4632,4372,1892,606
per 100,000 2976.72665.92562.43435.03041.92908.82516.42294.01843.61714.51689.51438.11687.7
Auto thefts 6277659261,4151,2971,5041,3982,3411,2381,1218531,1631,082
per 100,000 496.4497.2591.3941.4867.31008.3946.21611.7862.6780.3591.4764.1700.7
Arson 63535851373529374046232229
per 100,000 49.934.437.033.924.723.519.625.527.932.015.914.518.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 515.0432.8415.0504.1495.3445.4441.5523.5447.1457.2417.6389.2400.2

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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 Salinas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 196 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.0%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +42,240 (+38.8%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Salinas, California

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Earthquake activity:

Salinas-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 778% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 127.1 miles away from Salinas center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 188.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Salinas center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monterey County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Landslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salinas topographic map

Birthplace of: John Steinbeck - (1902-1968), author, E.J. Rowland - College basketball player (St. Mary's (CA) Gaels).

Main business address for: MONTEREY GOURMET FOODS (MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATIONS & KINDRED PRODUCTS), CENTRAL COAST BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Salinas:

  • CENTRAL COAST VNA AND HOSPICE INC (6 QUAIL RUN CIRCLE, SUITE 101)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF SALINAS (970 CIRCLE DRIVE)
  • NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1441 CONSTITUTION BOULEVARD)
  • SALINAS SURGERY CENTER (955A BLANCO CIRCLE)
  • SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 450 EAST ROMIE LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Salinas:

  • SALINAS DIALYSIS CENTER (955 BLANCO CIRCLE, STE. #C)

Home Health Centers in Salinas:

  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH, INC (19045 PORTOLA DRIVE, SUITE B)
  • VNA INTERMITTENT CARE, INC (1263 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Nursing Homes in Salinas:

  • KATHERINE HEALTHCARE (315 ALAMEDA AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND TRANSITIONAL CARE-PACIFIC COAS (720 EAST ROMIE LANE)
  • WINDSOR GARDENS REHABILITATION CENTER OF SALINAS (637 EAST ROMIE LANE)
  • WINDSOR SKYLINE CARE CENTER (348 IRIS DRIVE)
  • WINDSOR THE RIDGE REHABILITATION CENTER (350 IRIS DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Salinas:

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Amtrak station:

SALINAS (11 STATION PLACE) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Salinas:

  • Hartnell College (Full-time enrollment: 5,506; Location: 411 Central Avenue; Public; Website: www.hartnell.edu)
  • Heald College-Salinas (FT enrollment: 1,293; Location: 1450 N Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.heald.edu)
  • Central Coast College (FT enrollment: 141; Location: 480 S Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centralcoastcollege.edu)
  • Salinas Beauty College Inc (FT enrollment: 83; Location: 916 South Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: salinasbeautycollege.com)
  • CET-Salinas (FT enrollment: 82; Location: 421 Monterey St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: cetweb.org)
  • Waynes College of Beauty (FT enrollment: 37; Location: 1271 North Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.waynescollegeofbeauty.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salinas:

  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 9 miles; Seaside, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,125)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (about 15 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,951)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (about 15 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,588)
  • Gavilan College (about 21 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)
  • Cabrillo College (about 27 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 32 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 17,751)
  • Evergreen Valley College (about 44 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,539)

Biggest public high schools in Salinas:

Private high schools in Salinas:

  • PALMA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 919 IVERSON ST; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
  • NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 455 PALMA DR; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • PRUNEDALE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 8145 PRUNEDALE NORTH RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOARING EAGLES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59; Location: 298 E MARKET ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TEMPLE PHILADELPHIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: 160 PAJARO ST; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Salinas:

Private elementary/middle schools in Salinas:

  • MADONNA DEL SASSO SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 20 SANTA TERESA WAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 123 W MARKET ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SALINAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 5 ANDOVER CIR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PACIFIC COAST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 112; Location: 381 SAN JUAN GRADE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER (Students: 95; Location: 30 HITCHCOCK RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 1230 LUTHER WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Salinas, map of school districts

Library in Salinas:

  • SALINAS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,978,045; Location: 350 LINCOLN AVE.; 209,405 books; 8,319 audio materials; 8,579 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases; 208 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to add a new private christian elementary school to your list. Our Savior Lutheran School in Salinas. Kindergarden and 1st grade. 1230 Luther Way Salinas, CA (831) 422-6352 Off Blanco Rd. How do I submit this?

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Notable locations in Salinas: California Rodeo Grounds (A), Salinas Fairways Golf Course (B), Monterey County Public Works Center (C), Alisal Sanitary District Treatment Plant (D), Salinas Sewage Treatment Plant (E), Monterey County Parks and Flood Control Office (F), Salinas Civic Club (G), Salinas City Hall (H), Salinas Chamber of Commerce (I), Monterey County Law Library (J), Monterey County Courthouse (K), John Steinbeck Library (L), John B Lemos Memorial Student Union (M), Hartnell Community College Library (N), Council Rotunda (O), Salinas Conference Center (P), Monterey County Social Services (Q), Monterey County Jail (R), Monterey County Adult Detention Center (S), California Shock Trauma Air Rescue - CALSTAR 5 Air Ambulance Salinas (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Salinas Shopping Center (1), Northridge Shopping Center (2), West Laurel Shopping Center (3), Sherwood Gardens Shopping Center (4), Laurel West Plaza Shopping Center (5), Harden Ranch Shopping Center (6), Alvin Square Shopping Center (7), Valley Center Shopping Center (8), Star Center Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Salinas include: MONTEREY GOURMET FOODS (A), CENTRAL COAST BANCORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salinas include: Calvary Evangelistic Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Filipino United Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church (E), Sacred Heart Convent (F), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (G), Salinas Confucius Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Monterey County Cemetery (2), Chinese Cemetery (3), Yamat Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Natividad Creek (A), Gabilan Creek (B), Alisal Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salinas include: Bataan Park (1), Clarmont Manor Park (2), Hebron Community Park (3), Loma Linda Park (4), Maple Playground (5), Mission Park (6), Urabe Park (7), Woodside Park (8), El Dorado Community Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Boronda Adobe History Center (Museums; 333 Boronda Road), Bingo-Broadway Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 19 West Bernal Drive), Aladdins's Castle (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1260 Northridge Shopping), American Carousel Amusements LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 796 Northridge Shopping).

Hotels: Adams Motel (2086 North Main Street), Appling Inn (1030 Fairview Avenue), Aloha Motel (235 Kern Street), Best 5 Motel (1010 Fairview Avenue), Best Inn (109 John Street), Best Western Salinas Valley In (187 Kern Street), Best Western Hanns Inn (175 Kern Street), Budget Inn Motel (219 John Street).

Monterey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.9. This is worse than average.

City:

96.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.38
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.55. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.55
U.S.:

9.14

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

GONZALES 76 STATION WS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-03-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-26-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-26-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2006)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BLUFFS WS (Population served: 172, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
ASSISI MWC (Population served: 126, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (2 times from FEB-22-2013 to JUN-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2008)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
EXXON STATION WS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between AUG-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH WS (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLACKIE RD WS #05 (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
RIVER RD WS #26 (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
CALERA CANYON HEIGHTS HOA (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2005)
  • 3 other older health violations

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

  • ALCO WATER SERVICE (Population served: 29,327, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONTEREY ROSES WS (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER RD WS#34 (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKY POINT RESTAURANT WS *CLOSED* (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • HORN WS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JOLON RD WS #6 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: )
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.5% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

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

People in group quarters in Salinas in 2010:

  • 992 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 531 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 275 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 226 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 185 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 55 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 31 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Salinas in 2000:

  • 7,133 people in state prisons
  • 949 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 945 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 500 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 361 people in nursing homes
  • 224 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 103 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 93 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 77 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 56 people in halfway houses
  • 54 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 48 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 31 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 22 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in religious group quarters

Salinas, California environmental map by EPA

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Salinas compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with most branches in Salinas (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 425 Main Street Branch, Salinas - Creek Bridge, North Main St Branch, 800 E Alisal Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Salinas Main Branch, Alisal Branch, North Salinas Branch. 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
  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, National Association: Salinas Branch, Salinas-Harden Ranch Branch, Oldtown Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $5,847.9 mil, Deposits: $4,684.3 mil, headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Sb Acquisition Company, Llc
  • Rabobank, National Association: Salinas Branch, Limited Service Facility (Courier), Westridge Branch. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Comerica Bank: Prunedale Branch at 7915 San Miguel Canyon Road, branch established on 1987/06/30; Salinas Branch at 430 South Main Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Union Bank, National Association: Salinas Branch at 531 South Main Street, branch established on 1973/12/17; North Salinas Branch at 1890 North Main Street, branch established on 1934/11/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Independence And Constitution Safewa at 1516 Constitution Boulevard, branch established on 2004/04/30; Salinas Nob Hill Foods Branch at 1320 South Main Street, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Pacific Valley Bank: at 422 Main Street, branch established on 2004/09/14; Salinas Main Branch at 422 Main Street, branch established on 2006/06/26. Info updated 2009/09/30: Bank assets: $178.2 mil, Deposits: $156.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salinas, California:

  • Laurel Inn Motel, 801 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906 , Phone: (831) 449-2474, Fax: (831) 449-2476
  • Quality Inn, 144 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905 , Phone: (831) 758-8850, Fax: (831) 758-3611
  • Holiday Inn Express Salex, 131 John St, Salinas, CA 93901 , Phone: (831) 757-1020, Fax: (831) 422-9541
  • Motel 6, #1370, 140 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93901 , Phone: (831) 753-1711
  • Motel 6, #639, 1257 Dela Torre Blvd, Salinas, CA 93905 , Phone: (831) 757-3077
  • Motel 6, 1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905 , Phone: (831) 758-2122
  • El Rey Motel, 443 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901 , Phone: (831) 422-0497
  • Best Western Inn, 175 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905 , Phone: (831) 784-0176
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salinas, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Salinas:

(Salinas, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Salinas city (based on Monterey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.95%
Here: 45.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents77.0%3.0%2.5%2.0%1.8%
Congregations10.6%8.8%4.2%6.5%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchPentecostal Church of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.4%1.2%7.7%
Congregations8.8%3.7%4.6%4.2%47.2%
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: 114
Monterey County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 37
Monterey County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Monterey County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 374
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Monterey County:

21.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.4%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 22$138,160$75,3603$7,638
Other Government Administration 10$82,773$99,32813$18,217
Judicial and Legal 5$40,472$97,1330$0
Police Protection - Officers 148$1,290,319$104,6204$12,671
Police - Other 49$205,851$50,41215$19,311
Firefighters 89$727,580$98,1011$1,224
Fire - Other 5$25,924$62,2183$6,027
Streets and Highways 73$365,956$60,15710$12,091
Airports 5$32,003$76,8071$2,256
Sewerage 15$70,137$56,1101$2,134
Parks and Recreation 8$41,318$61,97749$30,009
Housing and Community Development(Local) 19$129,915$82,0525$12,117
Local Libraries 40$144,111$43,23328$46,064
Other and Unallocable 16$81,409$61,0574$10,964
Totals for Government 504$3,375,928$80,379137$180,723

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,816,000 ($50.21)
    Sewerage: $3,767,000 ($24.20)
    Air Transportation: $2,404,000 ($15.44)
    Parking Facilities: $2,215,000 ($14.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,691,000 ($10.86)
    Police Protection: $1,310,000 ($8.42)
    Central Staff Services: $883,000 ($5.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $780,000 ($5.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $184,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $34,415,000 ($221.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,722,000 ($94.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,016,000 ($45.07)
    Regular Highways: $5,601,000 ($35.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,514,000 ($29.00)
    Central Staff Services: $3,175,000 ($20.40)
    Health - Other: $3,150,000 ($20.24)
    Sewerage: $3,058,000 ($19.65)
    Financial Administration: $2,857,000 ($18.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,779,000 ($17.85)
    Libraries: $1,624,000 ($10.43)
    General - Other: $1,237,000 ($7.95)
    Air Transportation: $752,000 ($4.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000 ($3.20)
    Parking Facilities: $395,000 ($2.54)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,488,000 ($9.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,443,000 ($9.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,228,000 ($7.89)
    Parking Facilities: $723,000 ($4.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($0.65)
    Health - Other: $91,000 ($0.58)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($0.07)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.02)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.01)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,281,000 ($245.92)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $5,890,000 ($37.84)
    Sewerage: $4,496,000 ($28.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,303,000 ($8.37)
    Air Transportation: $976,000 ($6.27)
    Parking Facilities: $313,000 ($2.01)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,392,000 ($41.06)
    Air Transportation: $1,712,000 ($11.00)
    Sewerage: $334,000 ($2.15)
    Highways: $224,000 ($1.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,225,000 ($14.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $913,000 ($5.87)
    Sale of Property: $780,000 ($5.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $683,000 ($4.39)
    Rents: $287,000 ($1.84)
    Royalties: $122,000 ($0.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $56,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($0.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,816,000 ($101.60)
    All Other: $6,067,000 ($38.98)
    Highways: $2,790,000 ($17.92)
  • Tax - Property: $18,999,000 ($122.05)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,394,000 ($118.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,055,000 ($71.02)
    Other License: $3,895,000 ($25.02)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,866,000 ($24.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,881,000 ($12.08)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $883,000 ($5.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,880,000 ($391.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,565,000 ($363.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,315,000 ($27.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,945,000 ($25.34)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,845,000 ($24.70)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($0.64)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,617,000 ($42.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,574,000 ($376.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,698,000 ($36.60)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
California average:

5.03%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,441 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.14%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.57% ($34,670 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.28% ($102,317)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($64,978)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
California average:

5.12%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,698 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.19%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.36% ($50,697 average AGI)
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.35% ($38,507)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($38,443)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salinas:

  • KTOM (1380 AM; 5 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)
  • KTGE (1570 AM; 5 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMC (880 AM; 10 kW; GONZALES, CA; Owner: MONTEREY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMBX (700 AM; 10 kW; SOLEDAD, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIDD (630 AM; 1 kW; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salinas:

  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • K291AE (106.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPELTON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRAY-FM (103.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KHRI (90.7 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEBV (97.9 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KOCN (105.1 FM; PACIFIC GROVE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSEA (107.9 FM; GREENFIELD, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDU'AL RADIO NETWORK, INC)
  • K240AK (95.9 FM; SOLEDAD, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salinas:

  • KSBW (Channel 8; SALINAS, CA; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBA (Channel 35; SALINAS, CA; Owner: SEAL ROCK BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • KCAH (Channel 25; WATSONVILLE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • K29AB (Channel 29; MONTEREY, ETC., CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUV-LP (Channel 23; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)
  • KSMS-TV (Channel 67; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KION-TV (Channel 46; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K15CU (Channel 15; SALINAS, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LIC. CORP.)
  • K42DT (Channel 42; COALINGA, CA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • KMCE-LP (Channel 43; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: SCOTTS VALLEY GROUP, INC. d/b as MARCOM)
  • KMMD-CA (Channel 3; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • K59AY (Channel 59; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K53DT (Channel 53; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Salinas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 308 meters (1,010ft)
Total costs: $10,959,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,060,328
Total average daily truck traffic: 127,381

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 21
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salinas, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salinas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 236 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Salinas, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 377 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salinas)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salinas)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 160 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED889$212,223581$167,010534$224,01127$136,0015$2,009,160261$136,8511$106,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$212,14862$204,75876$248,7684$151,1800$027$147,2891$104,060
APPLICATIONS DENIED200$195,579190$164,375427$250,34928$73,5441$1,075,200121$159,90515$77,416
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN120$212,64695$151,103157$231,9649$85,3372$323,35059$152,5574$84,070
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS24$188,60834$174,11565$248,4293$162,2570$016$152,9690$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 25 tracts in Salinas, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED94$209,1012$298,1750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED63$245,3256$359,1551$124,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$230,8093$278,4070$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$229,3832$273,1200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$245,5400$01$234,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Salinas

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salinas, CA
Most common first names in Salinas, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John49973.4 years
William44674.4 years
Mary44579.1 years
James38471.6 years
Robert37070.9 years
George25475.8 years
Frank24875.0 years
Charles24472.3 years
Maria23772.9 years
Dorothy20978.3 years
Most common last names in Salinas, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20474.9 years
Johnson16374.9 years
Garcia13468.3 years
Martinez10767.3 years
Rodriguez10672.3 years
Williams9373.6 years
Miller9174.0 years
Lopez9065.5 years
Brown9073.9 years
Moore8374.3 years
Businesses in Salinas, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8La-Z-Boy1
99 Cents Only Stores1Lane Bryant1
AT&T4Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza3
Applebee's1Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott2
AutoZone5Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's10
Best Western2Motel 62
Blockbuster3Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King6New Balance2
CVS6New York & Co1
Carl\s Jr.4Nike14
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
Chuck E. Cheese's1OfficeMax1
Cinnabon 1Old Navy1
Circle K1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery2Outback1
Comfort Inn1Outback Steakhouse1
Costco1Pac Sun1
Curves1Panda Express3
DHL1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen3Payless3
Days Inn1Penske1
Dennys3PetSmart1
Discount Tire1Pier 1 Imports1
Domino's Pizza2Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Quality1
El Pollo Loco2Quiznos1
Ethan Allen1RadioShack4
Famous Footwear1Ramada1
Fashion Bug1Red Lobster1
FedEx13Rite Aid2
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears3
Foot Locker1Sephora1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Starbucks10
GameStop3Subway15
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile8
H&R Block4Taco Bell5
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Torrid1
HomeTown Buffet1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us3
Hot Topic1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1UPS18
IHOP1Vans6
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jack In The Box4Victoria's Secret1
Jamba Juice2Volkswagen1
Jones New York1Vons2
Journeys1Walgreens2
KFC3Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger4YMCA2

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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 to 2005"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #58 (93905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (93905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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