Salina, Kansas Population 2021

46,236
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Salina is a city located in Saline County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Saline County. With a 2020 population of 46,236, it is the 10th largest city in Kansas and the 855th largest city in the United States . Salina is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -3.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,707 in 2010. Salina reached it's highest population of 47,975 in 2012. Spanning over 26 miles, Salina has a population density of 1,796 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salina is $65,603 with a poverty rate of 12.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $129,300. The median age in Salina is 37.6 years, 36.2 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Salina Demographics

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

  • White: 86.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.64%
  • Black or African American: 3.09%
  • Other race: 2.81%
  • Asian: 2.56%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Salina, Kansas is 46,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 46,707.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,707.

Salina, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202159,506-211-0.35%
202059,717-211-0.35%
201959,928-211-0.35%
201860,139-186-0.31%
201760,325-535-0.89%
201660,860-503-0.83%
201561,363-178-0.29%
201461,541-253-0.41%
201361,794-64-0.10%
201261,858160.03%
201161,842-34-0.05%
201061,8760.00%

Salina Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,61686.42%
Two or More Races2,1804.64%
Black or African American1,4513.09%
Some Other Race1,3212.81%
Asian1,2032.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native2120.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.03%
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Salina Population by Race

Salina Population Pyramid $2021

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Salina Median Age

37.6


Total

36.2


Male

39.9


Female

Salina Adults

There are 35,963 adults, (7,940 of whom are seniors) in Salina.

Salina Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Salina Sex Ratio

Female

23,872

50.79%

Male

23,126

49.21%

Salina Population by Age

Salina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All63.4%36.6%
Male60.1%39.9%
Female48.5%51.5%
Non Family46.3%53.7%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,1202.3863.4
Married8,9203.0781.5
Non Family7,9581.2246.3
Female1,6053.5948.5
Male6374.1860.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Salina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0003.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,7455.50%
High School Graduate9,49529.93%
Some College8,32726.25%
Associates Degree2,4937.86%
Bachelors Degree5,66317.85%
Graduate Degree3,0009.46%
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Salina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,32424,6587,551
Hispanic2,7772,100384
Black1,1361,095350
Asian879640330
Other Race818533
2+ Races58752567
Native American18913918

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.54%.

Salina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,677$41,230$30,000
Less Than 9th Grade$26,425$29,435$20,574
High School Graduate$29,709$37,345$22,042
Some College$31,120$38,148$27,543
Bachelors Degree$45,784$54,308$39,570
Graduate Degree$54,975$71,250$52,110

$34,677

Average Earnings

$41,230

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Salina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salina Language by Age

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Salina Language

89.46% of Salina residents speak only English, while 10.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.38% of the population.

Salina Language

Salina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,6653,65210.24%
Hispanic5,7591,22821.32%
Multiple2,07454926.47%
Other1,31638229.03%
Black1,30814310.93%
Native2046129.90%
Asian1,194282.35%

12.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.56%

Male Poverty Rate

13.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salina is Native, with 29.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salina is Asian, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.39%.

Salina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.48%
High School14.91%
Some College9.06%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%

Salina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.34%
Female Unemployed20.69%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed4.79%

Salina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,490$65,603
Families$70,544$84,417
Married Families$77,708-
Non Families$30,075$37,318
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Income by Household Type

Salina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Salina Married by Age and Sex

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Salina 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 55-64.

Salina Marital Status by Race

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Salina Marital Status

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3,289

Number of Veterans

3,082

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,044
Second Gulf War779
First Gulf War609
Korea283
World War II113

Salina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+839
65 to 74739
35 to 54654
55 to 64616
18 to 34441

Salina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9419.27%
Hispanic2476.99%
Black17413.00%
2+ Races11514.04%
Other Race475.22%
Native American126.35%

Salina Veterans by Race

Salina Veterans by Education

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10.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salina Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Salina Employment by Age

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Salina Employment by Race

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Salina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.46%

Born in Salina

93.48%

Native Born

6.52%

Foreign Born

3.50%

Non Citizen

3.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.48% of Salina residents were born in the United States, with 67.46% having been born in Kansas. 3.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Salina Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202146,236-157-0.34%
202046,393-157-0.34%
201946,550-157-0.34%
201846,707-119-0.25%
201746,826-394-0.83%
201647,220-419-0.88%
201547,639-76-0.16%
201447,715-197-0.41%
201347,912-63-0.13%
201247,975520.11%
201147,923-3-0.01%
201047,9262,2470.48%
200045,6793,3760.77%
199042,3034600.11%
198041,8434,1291.04%
197037,714-5,488-1.35%
196043,20217,0265.14%
195026,1765,1032.19%
194021,0739180.45%
193020,1555,0702.94%
192015,0855,3974.53%
19109,6883,6144.78%
19006,074-75-0.12%
18906,1493,0387.05%
18803,1110.00%

Salina Population by Year