Salinas demographics profile

StatisticSalinasCaliforniaNational
Population155,88938,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6,60323291
Median age30.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1856%46%43%
Speak English30%56%79%
Speak Spanish65%29%13%
Salinas, CA has a population of 155,889 and is the 163rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,603 per sq mi which is 2741% higher than the California average and 7188% higher than the national average. The median age in Salinas is 30 which is approximately 16% lower than the California average of 36. In Salinas, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 30% speak English and 65% speak Spanish. 54% of Salinas residents were born in California, 7% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 38% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Salinas is 2741% higher than California.
  • The median age in Salinas is 16% lower than California.
  • In Salinas 63.62% of the population is White.
  • In Salinas 1.54% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Salinas 6.57% of the population is Asian.

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Salinas population breakdown by race

RaceSalinasCaliforniaNational
White63.62%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American1.54%5.85%12.63%
Asian6.57%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.77%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race2.74%4.62%3.06%
Other race24.68%13.28%4.75%
In Salinas, 76.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Salinas, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).