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. Salida has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 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 (17.97%), sales jobs (10.16%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.97% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.20 minutes getting to work every day.

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.

The education level of Salida citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.15% of adults in Salida have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salida in 2010 was $26,881, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,524 for a family of four. However, Salida contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 12.97% 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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