Salinas, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Salinas, California Info Snack

Population
156,143
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
16.8%
Median Home
$415,000
Median Income
$61,527
Median Rent
$1,411

Salinas SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
8

Salinas, CA Crime Report

4,314
Total Crimes
2,748.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
10.99%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Salinas
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,314 2,748.8 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 782 498.3 441.2 366.7
Murder 8 5.1 4.3 5.0
Robbery 241 153.6 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 467 297.6 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 3,532 2,250.5 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 742 472.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,709 1,088.9 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,081 688.8 358.8 219.9

Salinas, CA Cost Of Living

117
Salinas's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Salinas California National Average
Overall 117 140 100
Services 88 111 100
Groceries 105 118 100
Health 111 113 100
Housing 152 196 100
Transportation 111 128 100
Utilities 129 118 100

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Rankings for Salinas in California

Map Of Salinas, CA

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Population over time in Salinas

Year Population % Change
2019 156,143 -0.3%
2018 156,550 -0.2%
2017 156,811 0.6%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Salinas

White
12.6% (19,726)
African American
1.3% (2,093)
American Indian
0.1% (216)
Asian
5.1% (7,955)
Hawaiian
0.1% (92)
Other
0.1% (222)
Two Or More
1.3% (2,016)
Hispanic
79.3% (123,823)
Race Salinas CA USA
White 12.6% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 1.3% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.1% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 79.3% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in Salinas

Female
49.5% (77,355)
Male
50.5% (78,788)
Gender Salinas CA USA
Female 49.5% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.5% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salinas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
30.0% (46,842)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (17,175)
High School / GED
22.0% (34,351)
Some College
16.0% (24,982)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (12,491)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (14,052)
Master's Degree
3.0% (4,684)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,561)
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% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Salinas, California

Less than $10,000
4.0% (618,831)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.7% (577,882)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.1% (1,423,656)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.0% (1,254,119)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.7% (2,140,842)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.6% (3,369,321)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.2% (2,371,613)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.0% (2,342,910)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.4% (848,453)
$200,000 or more
4.3% (666,669)
Income Salinas CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.0% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.7% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.1% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.0% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.7% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.6% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.2% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.0% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 12.2% 7.7%

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