Salida, CO
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Salida is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,467 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salida is the 78th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Salida was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 Colorado.

Unlike some cities, Salida isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salida are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salida is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salida who work in office and administrative support (15.21%), sales jobs (12.32%), and management occupations (10.80%).

Of important note, Salida is also a city of artists. Salida has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Salida’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Salida telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.11% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Salida spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.64 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Salida is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Salida is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.98% of adults in Salida have a college degree.

The per capita income in Salida in 2010 was $27,743, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,972 for a family of four. However, Salida contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salida is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. Salida also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salida include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Salida is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.

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