Salina, KS

Census Place

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2022 Population
46,734
0.345% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39
1.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.7%
4.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,945
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$155,500
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,761
0.652% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Salina, KS had a population of 46.7k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $56,945. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Salina, KS declined from 46,896 to 46,734, a −0.345% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,702 to $56,945, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salina, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.2%), White (Hispanic) (8.38%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.66%).

None of the households in Salina, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Salina, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salina, KS are Salina Area Technical College (432 degrees awarded in 2022), Kansas Wesleyan University (216 degrees), and Hays Academy of Hair Design (478917) (37 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Salina, KS was $155,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Salina, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Salina, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Salina, KS is home to a population of 46.7k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.43% of Salina, KS residents were born outside of the country (2.54k people).

In 2022, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.6k people) in Salina, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.65k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Salina, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Salina, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salina, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.6k ± 235
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.92k ± 583
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 333
12.5%
Hispanic Population
5.83k people

In 2022, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.6k people) in Salina, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.65k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.5% of the people in Salina, KS are hispanic (5.83k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.43%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.54k people
5.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.4k people

As of 2022, 5.43% of Salina, KS residents (2.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salina, KS was 5.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,002 ± 288
  2. Vietnam
    809 ± 238
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    505 ± 180

Salina, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Salina, KS employs 23.8k people. The largest industries in Salina, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,140 people), Manufacturing (3,590 people), and Retail Trade (2,878 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,686), Information ($76,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,607).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.8k
2022 Value
± 1,341
−0.652%
1 Year decline
± 8.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salina, KS declined at a rate of −0.652%, from 23.9k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salina, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,427 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,037 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salina, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.8k
2022 Value
± 1,341
−0.652%
1 Year decline
± 8.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salina, KS declined at a rate of −0.652%, from 23.9k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salina, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,140 people), Manufacturing (3,590 people), and Retail Trade (2,878 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,710
Median earning men ± $3,020
$32,435
Median earning women ± $2,393

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($84,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,469), and Public Administration ($57,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($61,458), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,383), and Wholesale Trade ($46,042).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Salina, KS awarded 685 degrees. The student population of Salina, KS in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 908 male students and 880 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salina, KS are White (450 and 66%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (145 and 21.3%), Black or African American (35 and 5.13%), and Two or More Races (30 and 4.4%).

The largest universities in Salina, KS by number of degrees awarded are Salina Area Technical College (432 and 63.1%), Kansas Wesleyan University (216 and 31.5%), and Hays Academy of Hair Design (478917) (37 and 5.4%).

The most popular majors in Salina, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (172 and 25.1%), Medication Aide (49 and 7.15%), and General Business Administration & Management (45 and 6.57%).

The median tuition cost in Salina, KS for private four year colleges is $31,950.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Salina, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,788 (50.8% men and 49.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,788 students enrolled in Salina, KS, 50.8% men and 49.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,209 records, of which 50.9% were women and 49.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salina, KS was Criminal Justice And Corrections, General with 20 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 432 degrees awarded
  2. 216 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salina Area Technical College with 432 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 293 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salina, KS, which is 0.747 times less than the 392 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 450 degrees mean that there were 3.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 145 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,950) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,291) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salina, KS was $155,500 in 2022, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,500 to $155,500, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Salina, KS is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Salina, KS have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salina, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Salina, KS is $56,945. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Salina, KS was Census Tract 10 with a value of $102,105, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $91,000 and $88,944.

Property

$155,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,158
$12,515
Median Property Taxes
±$905

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Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.4% of the housing units in Salina, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 10
  2. Census Tract 11
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salina, KS was Census Tract 10 with a value of $102,105, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $91,000 and $88,944.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,945
Median Household Income
± $2,989
19.4k
Number of Households
± 1,155

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Salina, KS grew to $56,945 from the previous year's value of $52,702.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salina, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.36%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Salina, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (5.36%).

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salina, KS have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.718% of the workforce in Salina, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salina, KS (5.74k out of 45.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

90.7% of the population of Salina, KS has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Saline County, KS see 1043 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.04% decrease from the previous year (1110 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,043 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saline County, KS

Primary care physicians in Saline County, KS see an average of 1,043 patients per year. This represents a 6.04% decrease from the previous year (1,110 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Saline County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.34%
Uninsured
50.4%
Employer Coverage
10.9%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salina, KS grew by 2.84% from 9.08% to 9.34%.

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