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Salina, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Salina is the 10th largest city in Kansas with a population of 47,133 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.8403 and longitude -97.6114 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salina 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salina: Saliena, Saline.

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Salina, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Salina, KS Housing Affordability Index is 171
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Salina, KS Wealth Index is 65
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 47,133
Population in Households 45,731
Population in Families 35,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,402
Population Density 1,831
Diversity Index1 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,531
Average Household Income $63,664
Per Capita Income $26,047
Wealth Index3 65

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,498 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,765 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,488 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $127,259
Housing Affordability Index2 171
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,263
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 11,831
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.14% -0.38%
Households -0.08% -0.35%
Families -0.18% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2019 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 # 62 91st
Diversity Index # 62 91st
Median Household Income # 430 36th
Per Capita Income # 358 47th

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