Salina, KS


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Living in Salina

Salina is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 47,336 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Salina is the tenth largest community in Kansas.

Salina is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Salina is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salina who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), sales jobs (9.37%), and management occupations (8.65%).

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 14.37 minutes getting to work every day.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Salina is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Salina, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Salina citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.52% of adults in Salina have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salina in 2010 was $25,315, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,260 for a family of four. However, Salina contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salina is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Salina home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salina residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Salina also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salina include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .

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