Salina, KS

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Population

61,291

0.422% decline

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$49,897

2.31% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

30,702

1.48% decline

Median Property Value

$122,400

1.92% growth

About

In 2017, Salina, KS had a population of 61.3k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $49,897. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Salina, KS declined from 61,551 to 61,291, a -0.422% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,769 to $49,897, a 2.31% increase.

The population of Salina, KS is 81.9% White Alone, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.87% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Salina, KS speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salina, KS are Salina Area Technical College (467 degrees awarded in 2016), Brown Mackie College-Salina (188 degrees), and Kansas Wesleyan University (168 degrees).

The median property value in Salina, KS is $122,400, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Salina, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Salina, KS is 2 cars per household.

Salina, KS borders McPherson, KS.

Economy

The economy of Salina, KS employs 30.7k people. The largest industries in Salina, KS are Manufacturing (5,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,636 people), and Retail Trade (3,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,539), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,030).

Median household income in Salina, KS is $49,897. Males in Salina, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Salina, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,897

2017 value

± $1,641

2.31%

1 Year Growth

± 4.01%

Households in Salina, KS have a median annual income of $49,897, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,769 in 2016, which represents a 2.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salina, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salina, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $82,855, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Butler County, KS, with respective values of $70,920 and $64,149.

The following map shows all of the counties in Salina, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salina, KS (7.37k out of 59.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,993 ± 534

  2. Hispanic

    1,879 ± 322

  3. Other

    703 ± 262

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salina, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,122

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 5.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salina, KS declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 31.2k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salina, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,773 people), Production Occupations (3,211 people), and Management Occupations (2,789 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salina, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Salina, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,773 people), Production Occupations (3,211 people), and Management Occupations (2,789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salina, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salina, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,011), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,917), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,112).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,122

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 5.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salina, KS declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 31.2k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salina, KS, are Manufacturing (5,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,636 people), and Retail Trade (3,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salina, KS, though some of these residents may live in Salina, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Salina, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,636 people), and Retail Trade (3,163 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salina, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.97 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.85 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salina, KS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,539), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,030).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.5% of the population of Salina, KS has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Salina, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Salina, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.47%

Uninsured

50.2%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salina, KS declined by 18.5% from 11.6% to 9.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salina, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Salina, KS is home to a population of 61.3k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.3% of Salina, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Salina, KS is composed of 50.2k White Alone residents (81.9%), 6.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 1.76k Black or African American Alone residents (2.87%), 1.55k Two or More Races residents (2.53%), 1.34k Asian Alone residents (2.18%), 204 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.333%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0751%), and 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0375%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Salina, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Salina, KS was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Salina, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Salina, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.25k people

4.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.02k people

As of 2017, 5.3% of Salina, KS residents (3.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salina, KS was 4.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Salina, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Salina, KS was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.2k ± 50

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.2k ± 771

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.76k ± 192

In 2017, there were 8.09 times more White Alone residents (50.2k people) in Salina, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.2k Hispanic or Latino and 1.76k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Salina, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Salina, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Salina, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Salina, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,698 ± 228

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    574 ± 155

  3. Korea

    462 ± 127

Salina, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Salina, KS awarded 864 degrees. The student population of Salina, KS is skewed towards men, with 781 male students and 770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salina, KS are White (677 and 79.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 9.2%), Black or African American (51 and 6.01%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Salina, KS by number of degrees awarded are Salina Area Technical College (467 and 54.1%), Brown Mackie College-Salina (188 and 21.8%), and Kansas Wesleyan University (168 and 19.4%).

The most popular majors in Salina, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (191 and 22.1%), Medication Aide (63 and 7.29%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (58 and 6.71%).

The median tuition costs in Salina, KS are $28,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Salina, KS was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Salina, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 467 degrees awarded

  2. 188 degrees awarded

  3. 168 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Salina, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salina Area Technical College with 467 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

284

Degrees Awarded to Men

580

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 284 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salina, KS, which is 0.49 times less than the 580 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    677 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Salina, KS were to White students. These 677 degrees mean that there were 8.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salina, KS was $122,400 in 2017, which is 0.563 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,100 to $122,400, a 1.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Salina, KS is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salina, KS have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salina, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,897

Median Household Income

± $1,641

24.7k

Number of Households

± 1,011

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Salina, KS grew to $49,897 from the previous year's value of $48,769.

The following chart displays the households in Salina, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$122,400

2017 Median

± $3,803

$120,100

2016 Median

± $2,993

In 2017, the median property value in Salina, KS grew to to $122,400 from the previous year's value of $120,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Salina, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salina, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Salina, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salina, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Salina, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Salina, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salina, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salina, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salina, KS have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Salina, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.19%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Salina, KS was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.19%) and those who Worked At Home (3.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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