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0.84% growth
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0.23% growth
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3.59% growth
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5.42% growth

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The economy of Salinas, CA employs 65,804 people. The economy of Salinas, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 27.38; 1.35; and 1.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Salinas, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (15,820), Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,180), and Retail trade (6,948), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,542), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,206), and Finance & Insurance ($46,286).

Median household income in Salinas, CA is $49,840. Males in Salinas, CA have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,962. The income inequality of Salinas, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Salinas, CA. In Monterey County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,306. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Salinas, CA is home to a population of 155,366 people, from which 71.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Salinas, CA is composed of 117,861 Hispanic residents (75.9%), 22,938 White residents (14.8%), 10,203 Asian residents (6.57%), 2,046 Black residents (1.32%), and 1,708 Two+ residents (1.1%). The most common foreign languages in Salinas, CA are Spanish (90,853 speakers), Tagalog (2,522 speakers), and Vietnamese (616 speakers), but compared to other places, Salinas, CA has a relative high number of Spanish (90,853 speakers), Tagalog (2,522 speakers), and Japanese (357 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salinas, CA awarded 1,664 degrees. The student population of Salinas, CA is skewed towards females, with 558 male students and 1,106 female students. Most students in Salinas, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,356 and 81.5%), followed by White (165 and 9.9%), Asian (69 and 4.15%), and Two or more races (26 and 1.56%). The largest universities in Salinas, CA by number of graduates are Hartnell College (1,305 and 78.4%), Central Coast College (246 and 14.8%), and CET-Salinas (61 and 3.67%). The most popular majors in Salinas, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (329 and 19.8%), General Psychology (83 and 4.99%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (81 and 4.87%). The median tuition costs in Salinas, CA are N/A 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salinas, CA is $276,200, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $262,000 to $276,200, a 5.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Salinas, CA is 42.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salinas, CA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salinas, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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