Salinas SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
8

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Salinas /slins/ is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Salinas is a suburban area located just outside the southern portion of the Greater Bay Area and 10 miles (16 km) east-southeast of the mouth of the Salinas River. The population was 157,218 as of 2016[update]. The city is located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley roughly eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a climate more influenced by the ocean than the hot-summer interior. The majority of residents live in single-unit detached homes, built between 1950 and 2000, while one third of the housing stock has three or more units per structure. Salinas serves as the main business, governmental and industrial center of the region. The marine climate is ideal for the floral industry, grape vineyards, and vegetable growers. Salinas is known for its vibrant and large agriculture industry and being "The Salad Bowl of The World" as the hometown of writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate John Steinbeck, who based several of his novels there.
Population
155,889
Unemployment
7.3%
Poverty
18.9%
Median Home
$303,800
Median Income
$52,338
Median Rent
$1,177

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Map Of Salinas, CA

Population over time in Salinas

Year Population % Change
2016 155,889 0.3%
2015 155,366 0.8%
2014 154,077 1.1%
2013 152,340 1.1%
2012 150,634 1.2%
2011 148,780 1.2%
2010 147,074 -

Crime in Salinas Per 100k

Crime Salinas CA USA
Violent Crime 633.2 445.3 386.3
Murder 22.1 4.9 5.3
Robbery 204.8 139.6 102.8
Aggravated Assault 352.2 265.9 248.5
Property Crime 2987.5 2553.0 2450.7
Burglary 437.9 479.8 468.9
Larceny 1564.9 1623.0 1745.0
Car Theft 984.7 450.3 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Salinas

White
14.1% (21,980)
African American
1.5% (2,271)
American Indian
0.2% (276)
Asian
6.4% (9,951)
Hawaiian
0.1% (93)
Other
0.1% (181)
Two Or More
1.1% (1,721)
Hispanic
76.6% (119,416)
Race Salinas CA USA
White 14.1% 38.4% 60.6%
African American 1.5% 5.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 6.4% 13.7% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 3.9%
Two Or More 1.1% 2.9% 2.5%
Hispanic 76.6% 38.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Salinas, California

Less than $10,000
4.5% (7,015)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.6% (7,170)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.3% (17,615)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (16,524)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.8% (26,189)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.1% (31,333)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.4% (20,889)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (18,394)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.6% (7,170)
$200,000 or more
2.3% (3,585)
Income Salinas CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.5% 5.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 4.9% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.3% 9.1% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 8.7% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.8% 11.8% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.1% 16.5% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.4% 12.1% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 15.2% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 7.3% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 2.3% 8.7% 5.7%

Gender in Salinas

Female
50.1% (78,167)
Male
49.9% (77,721)
Gender Salinas CA USA
Female 50.1% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salinas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
29.2% (45,453)
9-12th Grade
11.3% (17,640)
High School / GED
22.2% (34,678)
Some College
17.0% (26,558)
Associate's Degree
8.1% (12,579)
Bachelor's Degree
8.4% (13,098)
Master's Degree
2.7% (4,243)
Professional Degree
0.6% (886)
Doctorate Degree
0.5% (749)
Education Salinas CA USA
< 9th Grade 29.2% 9.9% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 11.3% 8.0% 7.4%
High School / GED 22.2% 20.6% 27.5%
Some College 17.0% 21.7% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.1% 7.8% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 8.4% 20.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 2.7% 8.0% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.6% 2.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.5% 1.6% 1.3%

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