Salida Colorado Population and Demographics

salida-brodeur-gallery2007 Population of Salida, Colorado – 5,343

Population change since 2000 : -3.1% (decrease)
Population density : 2,408 people per square mile

Population Gender

  • Males –  2,596      (48.6%)
  • Females –  2,747      (51.4%)

Median Age

  • Males – 40.30 years
  • Females – 43.60 years

Races in Salida:

  • White Non-Hispanic  (86.4%)
  • Hispanic  (10.8%)
  • Other races  (3.3%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Two or more races  (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because respondents may check more than one category.)

Downtown Salida Colorado
Biggest intersection in downtown Salida, Colorado : First and F Streets.

Salida Colorado 2000 Census Demographic Profile Highlights

General Characteristics Salida #
Salida
U.S.
Total population 5,504 5,504
Male 2,675 48.6 % 49.1 %
Female 2,829 51.4 % 50.9 %
Median age (years) 42.1 42.1 35.3
Under 5 years 296 5.4 % 6.8 %
18 years and over 4,324 78.6 % 74.3 %
65 years and over 1,136 20.6 % 12.4 %
One race 5,385 97.8 % 97.6 %
White 5,100 92.7 % 75.1 %
Black or African American 3 0.1 % 12.3 %
American Indian and Alaska Native 79 1.4 % 0.9 %
Asian 21 0.4 % 3.6 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 % 0.1 %
Some other race 181 3.3 % 5.5 %
Two or more races 119 2.2 % 2.4 %
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 592 10.8 % 12.5 %
Household population 5,379 97.7 % 97.2 %
Group quarters population 125 2.3 % 2.8 %
Average household size 2.15 2.15 2.59
Average family size 2.80 2.80 3.14
Total housing units 2,748 2,748
Occupied housing units 2,504 91.1 % 91.0 %
Owner-occupied housing units 1,600 63.9 % 66.2 %
Renter-occupied housing units 904 36.1 % 33.8 %
Vacant housing units 244 8.9 % 9.0 %
Social Characteristics Salida # Salida
U.S.
Population 25 years and over 3,998 3,998
High school graduate or higher 3,459 86.5 % 80.4 %
Bachelor’s degree or higher 846 21.2 % 24.4 %
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 691 16.2 % 12.7 %
Disability status (population 5 years and over) 1,185 23.5 % 19.3 %
Foreign born 59 1.1 % 11.1 %
Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 1,191 54.9 % 56.7 %
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 1,244 53.0 % 52.1 %
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 517 10.0 % 17.9 %
Economic Characteristics Salida # Salida
U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 2,486 55.7 % 63.9 %
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 11.8 11.8 25.5
Median household income in 1999 (dollars) 28,790 28,790 41,994
Median family income in 1999 (dollars) 38,240 38,240 50,046
Per capita income in 1999 (dollars) 17,252 17,252 21,587
Families below poverty level 135 9.2 % 9.2 %
Individuals below poverty level 783 14.8 % 12.4 %
Housing Characteristics Salida # Salida U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 1,255 1.255
Median value (dollars) 135,000 135,000 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)
With a mortgage (dollars) 798 798 1,088
Not mortgaged (dollars) 193 193 295

Read the official report from the US Census Bureau.

Also see the Colorado State Demography Office.