Salida, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salida, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Salida had a population of 5,610 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salida: Ephraim, South Arkansas.

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Salida, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,610
Daytime Population: Workers 3,720
Daytime Population: Residents 2,576
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,296
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 5,468
Population in Familes 3,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 2,172
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $36,716
Average Household Income $54,524
Per Capita Income $25,988


Total Housing Units 3,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,658 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,033 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $256,826
Average Home Value $273,748


Total Households 2,691
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,514
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.98% 1.01%
Households 0.95% 1.01%
Families 1.6% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2017 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 # 106 77th
Population Density # 69 85th
Diversity Index # 242 48th
Median Household Income # 408 11th
Per Capita Income # 305 34th

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