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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 48,108 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salina: Saliena, Saline.

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Salina, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,108
Daytime Population: Workers 27,173
Daytime Population: Residents 23,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,389
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 46,713
Population in Familes 36,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,395
Population Density2 1,916
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $46,953
Average Household Income $63,320
Per Capita Income $26,195


Total Housing Units 21,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,352 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,257 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,554 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $126,263
Average Home Value $147,085


Total Households 19,609
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 12,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.09%
Households 0.15% 0.12%
Families 0.03% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

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, 2017 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 Density # 53 92nd
Diversity Index # 59 91st
Median Household Income # 404 40th
Per Capita Income # 322 52nd

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