Living in Salinas, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Salinas SnackAbility

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

Salinas, CA Crime Report

5,285
Total Crimes
3,332.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
29.75%
Above National Average

Salinas, CA Cost Of Living

117
Salinas's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Salinas, California Info Snack

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
156,550
Unemployment
5.4%
Poverty
17.2%
Median Home
$378,000
Median Income
$58,598
Median Rent
$1,299

Salinas, CA Photos

Rankings for Salinas in California

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Map Of Salinas, CA

Population over time in Salinas

Year Population % Change
2017 156,550 -0.2%
2016 156,811 0.6%
2015 155,889 0.3%
2014 155,366 0.8%
2013 154,077 1.1%
2012 152,340 1.1%
2011 150,634 1.2%
2010 148,780 1.2%
2009 147,074 -
Crime/100k Salinas CA USA
Violent Crime 618.6 447.4 368.9
Murder 12.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 202.4 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 341.1 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2713.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 565.6 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1374.6 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 773.7 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Salinas

White
13.2% (20,678)
African American
1.2% (1,835)
American Indian
0.2% (247)
Asian
5.3% (8,373)
Hawaiian
0.0% (50)
Other
0.1% (216)
Two Or More
1.3% (1,989)
Hispanic
78.7% (123,162)
Race Salinas CA USA
White 13.2% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.2% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.3% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 78.7% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Salinas, California

Less than $10,000
4.1% (635,479)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.0% (619,294)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.2% (1,445,533)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.0% (1,407,766)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (2,361,564)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.8% (3,417,871)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (2,191,229)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.8% (2,164,253)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.6% (871,327)
$200,000 or more
3.5% (540,678)
Income Salinas CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.1% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.0% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.2% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.0% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.8% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.5% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Salinas

Female
50.1% (78,405)
Male
49.9% (78,145)
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
30.0% (46,965)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (17,220)
High School / GED
22.0% (34,441)
Some College
16.0% (25,048)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (12,524)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (14,089)
Master's Degree
3.0% (4,696)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,565)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Salinas CA USA
< 9th Grade 30.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 22.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Salinas

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Crime is literally everywhere even in the wealthier neighborhoods but the east side is where you need to have a knife or a gun to protect yourself if your walking at night, the north side is also dangerous, the schools are good but not great and there's not that much to do.

Some of my favorite places are Natividad Creek park, Oldtown, and thats it there's nothing much to do.

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