Salida is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salida is the 366th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Salida are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Salida is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Salida is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salida who work in office and administrative support (18.52%), sales jobs (11.47%), and management occupations (7.40%).
The citizens of Salida are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.25% of adults in Salida have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Salida in 2010 was $22,428, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,712 for a family of four. However, Salida contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Salida is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Salida home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salida residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Salida also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 47.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salida include English, Irish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Salida's cultural character, accounting for 20.75% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Salida is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.