Salida, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salida, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Salida had a population of 5,475 as of July 1, 2016. Salida ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salida is located at latitude 38.5303 and longitude -105.9988 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salida (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,083 feet.

The City of Salida (GNIS ID: 2411766) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Salida is located within Salida Division of Chaffee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salida population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salida: Ephraim, South Arkansas.

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Salida, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,475
Population in Households 5,343
Population in Familes 3,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 2,120
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,664
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,502
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,645 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $257,063
Average Home Value $274,423


Median Household Income $36,513
Average Household Income $52,833
Per Capita Income $25,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.85%
Households 0.94% 0.97%
Families 1.73% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salida, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salida to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 77th
Population Density1 # 67 86th
Diversity Index2 # 246 46th
Median Household Income # 408 11th
Per Capita Income # 293 36th

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