attractive Demographics

 

Salina is a growing and vibrant community with an excellent standard of livingfor its residents. Located at the junction of two major cross-country interstate highways, the community has built upon its agricultural roots diversifyinginto the global economy with concentrationsinhigh-tech manufacturing, active retail and service sector, finance and insurance, a regional centerfor advanced medical care, and higher education with a relatively smaller and more efficient government workforce. Moreover, Salina offers a flourishing lifestyle with a sophisticated arts community, entertainment, live theater, recreation, cultural activities and a Big 12 satellite college campus. 

  • Low cost of Living (88.5 cost of living index, January 2012)
  • Salina Labor Basin Pool with over 44,000 workers
  • Access to interstate and rail freight for distribution
  • Four post-secondary education institutions
  • Favorable wages, Kansas is a right-to-work state

Salina has a diverse employer base.  Here is a listing of the top employers, in order:  

  • Schwan's Global Supply Chain
  • Salina Regional Health Center
  • Unified School District 305 (USD 305)
  • Exide Technologies
  • Local Government
  • Great Plains Manufacturing
  • Philips Lighting
  • Sunflower Bank
  • Walmart
  • Dillons
  • Eldorado National

Climate 

Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Av. High (F) 39 46 56 67 76 88 93 91 82 70 54 43
Av. Low (F) 19 24 34 43 54 64 69 68 58 46 33 23

 

 

Annual moisture (inches) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation 0.8 1.1 2.6 3.1 5.1 4.2 4.3 3.5 2.5 2.6 1.6 0.9
Snowfall 6.7 4.3 2.4 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.3 3.2

Demographics

 

                            Population growth from 2000 to 2010

 

             Saline County: 2012 Population growth to 55,988 or 0.70%
             City of Salina:  2011 Population growth to 47,910 or 4.4%

 

 

 

City of Salina 2011 Population by Race/Ethnicity
White 86.2%
Black 3.70%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.60%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.30%
Persons reporting two or more races 3.30%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 10.7%

 

 

 

City of Salina Population Age  2010
Age
All 47,707  
0-4 3,610 7.60%
5-9 3,166 6.60%
10-14 3,213 6.70%
15-19 3,334 7.0%
20- 24 3,402 7.10%
25-29 3,431 7.20%
30-34 2,982 6.30%
35-39 2,704 5.70%
40-44 3,950 6.20%
45-49 3,254 6.80%
50-54 3,328 7.00%
55-59 3,007 6.30%
60-64 2,494 5.20%
65-69 1,817 3.80%
70-74 1,543 3.20%
75-79 1,243 2.60%
80-84 1,126 2.40%
85-UP 1,103 2.30%

  

City of Salina (2010)

 

Median Age: 35.3
Saline Co. Median Household Income $43,827
Salina Median Household Income $40,100
Salina Per Capita Income-salary/wages $22,290
Have High School Education 86.1%
Have Some College 22.0%
College Degrees 20.3%
Advanced Degrees(25-34 Years) 6.30%