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 46,889 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Salina is the tenth largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salina is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salina is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salina who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (10.34%), and teaching (8.44%).

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 14.34 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Salina is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.15% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salina in 2018 was $28,427, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,708 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 12.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salina include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and French.

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