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Salinas, CA Metro Area


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2022 population: 432,858   ( 17,801 from 2010)
Land area: 3281.7 square miles
Population density: 131.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:121,755 28.13% 10.8%
Black:9,7372.25% 13.8%
Indian:1,2270.28% 9.8%
Asian:26,5906.14% 3.7%
2+ races:10,2642.37% 7.2%
Hispanic:263,28560.82% 14.5%
Total non-White:311,10371.87% 11.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,432 14.2
Deaths:6,9787.9
Net Migration: -12,905-14.7
Net Immigration: 1,0051.1
Change in White population:-14,680 -3.5
Change in Non-White pop.:32,481 7.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
415,057
136,43532.87%
11,3002.72%
1,3610.33%
25,6456.18%
9,5722.31%
230,00355.41%
278,62267.13%

2000
401,762
162,04540.33%
14,0853.51%
1,7820.44%
24,7466.16%
9,9452.48%
187,96946.79%
239,71759.67%

1990
355,660
188,41752.98%
21,6996.10%
2,3700.67%
26,7437.52%
n/a
116,43132.74%
167,24347.02%

1980
290,444
174,59460.11%
18,7636.46%
1,1310.39%
20,3627.01%
n/a
74,68225.71%
115,85039.89%

1970
250,071
173,02369.19%
9,5423.82%
8950.36%
9,4713.79%
n/a
52,71521.08%
77,048 30.81%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
68,134 17.0
21,9045.5
-63,204-15.7
27,5146.8
-25,610 -6.4
38,905 9.7
1990's
NumberRate
72,094 20.3
22,7346.4
-65,705-18.5
30,2118.5
-26,372 -7.4
72,474 20.4
1980's
NumberRate
67,159 23.1
21,279 7.3
21,427 7.4
n/a
13,823 4.8
51,393 17.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
7,776 3.1
n/a
1,571 0.6
38,802 15.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.1
113,042 26.1%
319,816 73.9%
62,381 14.4%
130,973
3.20
95,629 73.0%
69,021 72.2%
9,194 9.6%
35,344 27.0%

2010
NumberPercent
32.9
111,013 26.7%
304,044 73.3%
44,422 10.7%
125,946
3.15
90,472 71.8%
66,660 73.7%
8,786 9.7%
35,474 28.2%

2000
NumberPercent
31.8
113,940 28.4%
287,822 71.6%
40,181 10.0%
121,199
3.14
88,539 73.1%
68,832 77.7%
7,663 8.7%
32,660 26.9%

1990
NumberPercent
29.9
97,523 27.4%
258,137 72.6%
34,514 9.7%
113,340
2.95
84,038 74.1%
68,107 81.0%
6,812 8.1%
29,302 25.9%

1980
NumberPercent
28.0
82,276 28.3%
208,168 71.7%
26,621 9.2%
96,060
2.84
70,974 73.9%
59,073 83.2%
6,044 8.5%
25,086 26.1%

2022 Housing Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units143,743 
Median Value$683,700 
Occupied130,97391.1%
Vacant12,7708.9%
Owned68,35952.2%
Rented62,61447.8%
Median Rent$1,873 
Single-Family Units99,77569.4%
    Detached90,71263.1%
    Attached9,0636.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units24,87317.3%
Mobile Homes6,3174.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,6312.8%
$10,000 to $14,9993,2272.5%
$15,000 to $19,9992,6902.1%
$20,000 to $24,9993,9893.0%
$25,000 to $29,9994,3363.3%
$30,000 to $34,9993,9943.0%
$35,000 to $39,9993,8172.9%
$40,000 to $44,9994,2253.2%
$45,000 to $49,9994,5103.4%
$50,000 to $59,9997,8856.0%
$60,000 to $74,99911,4098.7%
$75,000 to $99,99918,41514.1%
$100,000 to $124,99915,44711.8%
$125,000 to $149,99910,2427.8%
$150,000 to $199,99913,80110.5%
$200,000 or more19,35514.8%
Median Household Income91,043 
Per Capita Income37,741 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.142 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5,6834.3%
Public Assistance3,3952.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps12,8789.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed68,98164.2%
Unemployed4,5824.3%
In Armed Forces5,4935.1%
Total Labor Force79,05673.6%
Not in Labor Force28,38926.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector73,78552,22358.6%
Non-Profit4,3656,95538.6%
Self-Employed11,8247,69960.6%
Local Government5,62210,32835.2%
State Government3,8104,17047.7%
Federal Government3,5622,53858.4%
Total Private + Self85,60959,92258.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.17,35923,99142.0%
Total102,96883,91355.1%
Pct. Govt.16.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts24,31213.0%
Sales and Office Occupations34,49718.4%
Professional, Technical35,32418.8%
Service Occupations36,37119.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing19,15810.2%
All others56,99830.4%
White Collar 50.2%
Industry
 Number%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting27,52314.7%
Health care and social assistance21,11011.3%
Retail trade17,6949.4%
Educational services17,0539.1%
Accommodation and food services15,8558.5%
Construction14,2437.6%
Manufacturing10,4155.6%
Professional, scientific, technical9,9685.3%
Public administration9,9365.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.9,6625.2%
Other services8,3794.5%
Transportation and warehousing5,1662.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation4,9112.6%
Wholesale trade4,8472.6%
Finance and insurance3,3121.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,1201.7%
Information2,5001.3%
Utilities1,5820.8%
Management1130.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1130.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican240,95655.06%
Puerto Rican3,0000.69%
Cuban8140.19%
Dominican1190.03%
Total Central American8,8232.02%
Costa Rican300.01%
Guatemalan1,1400.26%
Honduran6700.15%
Nicaraguan2770.06%
Panamanian1340.03%
Salvadoran6,5651.50%
Other Central American70.00%
Total South American2,6450.60%
Argentinean9860.23%
Bolivian160.00%
Chilean1690.04%
Colombian3260.07%
Ecuadorian3050.07%
Paraguayan690.02%
Peruvian4950.11%
Uruguayan1690.04%
Venezuelan1100.03%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic5,5971.28%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino11,5032.63%
Chinese3,7760.86%
Indian2,4770.57%
Korean2,2860.52%
Japanese2,1490.49%
Vietnamese1,6750.38%
Thai3490.08%
Bangladeshi1120.03%
Taiwanese1060.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
Spanish198,94148.7%
English183,20344.9%
Tagalog5,7221.4%
Other Indo-European4,6761.1%
Other Asian3,3890.8%
Chinese2,5720.6%
Arabic1,9920.5%
German, other Germanic1,7580.4%
Korean1,6040.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German24,9035.7%
English24,5205.6%
Irish19,4374.4%
Italian15,5013.5%
American7,8681.8%
European6,2101.4%
French5,1631.2%
Scottish4,8061.1%
Portuguese4,2741.0%
Polish3,4220.8%
Norwegian2,7110.6%
Swedish2,6330.6%
Dutch2,2990.5%
Swiss2,1000.5%
Russian2,0830.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen348,75279.7%
Not a citizen88,85720.3%
Native311,04771.1%
Foreign-born126,56228.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
48,086 17.2%26,425 9.4%57,115 20.4%72,395 25.9%45,473 16.3%30,240 10.8%
  Average years of education: 12.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 48,086 17.2%
9-12 Years 26,425 9.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 57,115 20.4%
Some College 72,395 25.9%
Bach. Degree 45,473 16.3%
Grad Degree 30,240 10.8%
Average years of education: 12.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Salinas, CA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 345,308 312,060 33,248 9.6%
1991 343,516 304,262 39,254 11.4%
1992 354,160 310,014 44,146 12.5%
1993 353,488 307,270 46,218 13.1%
1994 350,036 306,308 43,728 12.5%
1995 349,318 306,244 43,074 12.3%
1996 354,856 314,366 40,490 11.4%
1997 363,708 323,718 39,990 11.0%
1998 368,690 329,024 39,666 10.8%
1999 375,802 339,382 36,420 9.7%
2000 406,060 376,464 29,596 7.3%
2001 408,612 376,556 32,056 7.8%
2002 415,618 378,172 37,446 9.0%
2003 417,532 379,760 37,772 9.0%
2004 414,384 380,028 34,356 8.3%
2005 413,208 383,170 30,038 7.3%
2006 406,792 378,670 28,122 6.9%
2007 411,396 382,312 29,084 7.1%
2008 424,330 388,356 35,974 8.5%
2009 433,004 381,138 51,866 12.0%
2010 432,076 375,720 56,356 13.0%
2011 432,514 376,802 55,712 12.9%
2012 434,798 383,664 51,134 11.8%
2013 431,352 386,306 45,046 10.4%
2014 434,708 394,878 39,830 9.2%
2015 436,548 400,904 35,644 8.2%
2016 437,604 403,942 33,662 7.7%
2017 439,288 407,540 31,748 7.2%
2018 443,882 415,366 28,516 6.4%
2019 442,300 414,170 28,130 6.4%
2020 426,942 380,778 46,164 10.8%
2021 424,450 389,338 35,112 8.3%
2022 440,950 414,768 26,182 5.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com