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Salina, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Salina is the 10th largest city in Kansas with a population of 48,348 as of July 1, 2016. Salina ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salina is located at latitude 38.814 and longitude -97.6145 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salina (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The City of Salina (GNIS ID: 485649) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salina population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salina: Saliena, Saline.

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Salina, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,348
Population in Households 46,953
Population in Familes 36,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,395
Population Density1 1,926
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 19,661
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 12,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,230 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,431 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,528 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $125,770
Average Home Value $151,942


Median Household Income $43,856
Average Household Income $60,135
Per Capita Income $24,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.09%
Households 0.22% 0.1%
Families 0.16% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salina, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salina to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 54 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 57 92nd
Median Household Income # 425 37th
Per Capita Income # 346 49th

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