Salida, Colorado Population 2024

5,909

Salida is a city located in Chaffee County Colorado. Salida has a 2024 population of 5,909. It is also the county seat of Chaffee County.Salida is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,685 in 2020.

The average household income in Salida is $84,018 with a poverty rate of 19.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salida is 44.3 years, 41 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Salida Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salida was:

  • White: 86.27%
  • Two or more races: 8.88%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Asian: 2.14%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,142.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.94% (224)
The current population of Salida, Colorado is 5,909 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,685.

Salida, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,91586.27%
Two or more races5068.88%
Other race1232.16%
Asian1222.14%
Native American310.54%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salida Population by Race

Salida Population Pyramid 2024

Salida Median Age

44.3

Total

41

Male

46.3

Female

Salida Adults

There are 4,620 adults, (1,349 of whom are seniors) in Salida.

Salida Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salida Sex Ratio

Female3,07453.96%
Male2,62346.04%

Salida Population by Age

Salida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7701.9962.237.8
Non Family1,1611.260.339.7
Married1,0842.6673.126.9
Female3862.2326.973.1
Male1392.7390.69.4
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2.52

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Salida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.44%.

Salida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,129

Average Earnings

$47,988

Average Male

$33,511

Average Female

Salida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Salida Language

93.48% of Salida residents speak only English, while 6.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Salida Language

Salida Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,28454712.77%
Hispanic79449762.59%
Multiple49912625.25%
Asian1222318.85%
Other11654.31%
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19.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salida is Hispanic, with 62.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salida is Other, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.38%.

Salida Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College29.32%
High School21%
Less Than 9th Grade16.85%
Bachelors or Greater12.11%
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Salida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.54%
Female Employed20.31%
Male Employed12.64%
Male Unemployed
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Salida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Salida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Salida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Salida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

241

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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Salida Veterans by War

count

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Salida Veterans by Age

count

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Salida Veterans by Race

Salida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Salida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Salida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Salida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.46%

Born in Salida

96.54%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

2.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.54% of Salida residents were born in the United States, with 40.46% having been born in Colorado. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Salida Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,159500.82%
20286,109500.83%
20276,059500.83%
20266,009500.84%
20255,959500.85%
20245,909500.85%
20235,859500.86%
20225,809500.87%
20215,759741.3%
20205,6851212.17%
20195,564671.22%
20185,49780.15%
20175,489781.44%
20165,411611.14%
20155,350-6-0.11%
20145,356-49-0.91%
20135,405631.18%
20125,342340.64%
20115,308510.97%
20105,257-247-4.49%
20005,50476716.19%
19904,737-133-2.73%
19804,87051511.83%
19704,355-205-4.5%
19604,56070.15%
19504,553-416-8.37%
19404,969-96-1.9%
19305,0653768.02%
19204,6892645.97%
19104,42570318.89%
19003,7221,13643.93%
18902,586
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Salida Population by Year