Salina, Kansas Population 2020

45,928

Salina is a city located in Saline County, Kansas. With a 2020 population of 45,928, it is the 10th largest city in Kansas and the 853rd largest city in the United States. Salina is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,707 in 2010. Salina reached it's highest population of 47,979 in 2012. Spanning over 26 miles, Salina has a population density of 1,785 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salina is $62,555 with a poverty rate of 13.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $121,500. The median age in Salina is 38.1 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Salina Ks Demographics

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

  • White: 86.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.41%
  • Other race: 3.22%
  • Black or African American: 3.13%
  • Asian: 2.62%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salina, Kansas is 45,928, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 46,716. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,707.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,67886.13%
Two or More Races2,0844.41%
Some Other Race1,5203.22%
Black or African American1,4783.13%
Asian1,2362.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native2340.50%

Salina Ks Population Pyramid 2020

Salina Ks Median Age

38.1


Total

36.7


Male

40.1


Female

Salina Ks Adults

There are 36,197 adults, (7,875 of whom are seniors) in Salina Ks.

Salina Ks Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Salina Ks Sex Ratio

Female

23,875

50.55%

Male

23,355

49.45%

Salina Ks Households and Families

Salina Ks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salina Ks Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All64.7%35.3%
Male63.3%36.7%
Female52.2%47.8%
Non Family48.8%51.2%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,3592.3664.7
Married8,7353.181.8
Non Family7,9201.1748.8
Female1,8023.4552.2
Male9023.5263.3

3.11

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salina Ks Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1033.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,9246.06%
High School Graduate9,89931.18%
Some College8,14925.67%
Associates Degree2,3887.52%
Bachelors Degree5,38416.96%
Graduate Degree2,8979.13%

Salina Ks Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,55924,8347,521
Hispanic2,5471,801266
Black1,1611,084238
Other Race825533
Asian795460179
Multiple Races595503113
Native American2171779

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,686$38,919$29,101
Less Than High School$28,011$31,177$23,310
High School Grad$28,436$35,006$22,525
Some College$30,094$36,525$26,837
Bachelors Degree$44,427$53,259$39,357
Graduate Degree$54,663$73,289$51,955

$32,686

Average Earnings

$38,919

Average Male

$29,101

Average Female

Salina Ks Language

Salina Ks Language by Age

Salina Ks Language

89.62% of Salina Ks residents speak only English, while 10.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.92% of the population.

Salina Ks Poverty

Salina Ks Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,9703,5939.99%
Hispanic5,5591,80732.51%
Other1,51681153.50%
Multiple1,99850925.48%
Black1,34614210.55%
Native2296227.07%

13.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

15.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salina Ks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salina Ks is Other, with 53.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salina Ks is White, with 9.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.44%
High School16.13%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed30.13%
Female Unemployed22.68%
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed5.56%

Salina Ks Income

Salina Ks Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,079$62,555
Families$64,151$79,653
Married Families$74,728-
Non Families$28,837$35,867

Salina Ks Marital Status

Salina Ks Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Salina Ks Married by Age and Sex

Salina Ks 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 Ks Marital Status by Race

Salina Ks Veterans

3,250

Number of Veterans

3,023

Male Veterans

227

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,114
Second Gulf War671
First Gulf War623
Korea372
World War II122
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9149.17%
Hispanic2005.92%
Black18013.91%
2 or More9811.29%
Other464.58%
Indian125.53%

$Salina Ks Veterans by Education

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salina Ks Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Salina Ks Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.59%

Born in Kansas

93.35%

Native Born

6.65%

Foreign Born

3.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.35% of Salina Ks residents were born in the United States, with 67.59% having been born in Kansas. 3.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,928-394-0.85%
201946,322-394-0.84%
201846,716-127-0.27%
201746,843-394-0.83%
201647,237-422-0.89%
201547,659-63-0.13%
201447,722-201-0.42%
201347,923-56-0.12%
201247,979590.12%
201147,920-6-0.01%
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%