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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Salinas, CA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 51% Joe Biden (D) 113,953 69.5% Donald Trump* (R) 46,299 28.2% 3,671 [+] 2.2% 163,923 -19 0.10%
2016 42% Hillary Clinton (D) 89,088 66.8% Donald Trump (R) 34,895 26.2% 9,425 [+] 7.1% 133,408 -20 0.10%
2012 40% Barack Obama* (D) 82,920 67.1% Mitt Romney (R) 37,390 30.3% 3,208 [+] 2.6% 123,518 -17 0.10%
2008 43% Barack Obama (D) 88,453 68.2% John McCain (R) 38,797 29.9% 2,533 [+] 2.0% 129,783 -16 0.10%
2004 42% John Kerry (D) 75,241 60.4% George W. Bush* (R) 47,838 38.4% 1,574 [+] 1.3% 124,653 -12 0.10%
2000 41% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 67,618 57.5% George W. Bush (R) 43,761 37.2% 6,155 [+] 5.2% 117,534 -11 0.11%
1996 39% Bill Clinton* (D) 57,700 53.2% Robert Dole (R) 39,794 36.7% 11,064 [+] 10.2% 108,558 -4 0.11%
1992 44% Bill Clinton (D) 54,861 47.0% George Bush* (R) 36,461 31.2% 25,367 [+] 21.7% 116,689 -6 0.11%
1988 40% George Bush (R) 50,022 49.8% Michael Dukakis (D) 48,998 48.8% 1,361 [+] 1.4% 100,381 -4 0.11%
1984 43% Ronald Reagan* (R) 55,710 57.2% Walter Mondale (D) 40,733 41.8% 1,027 1.1% 97,470 -2 0.11%
1980 42% Ronald Reagan (R) 47,452 54.7% Jimmy Carter* (D) 29,086 33.5% 10,256 [+] 11.8% 86,794 4 0.10%
1976 44% Gerald Ford* (R) 40,896 51.0% Jimmy Carter (D) 36,849 46.0% 2,408 [+] 3.0% 80,153 3 0.10%
1972 48% Richard Nixon* (R) 47,004 57.0% George McGovern (D) 32,545 39.5% 2,859 [+] 3.5% 82,408 -4 0.11%
1968 46% Richard Nixon (R) 33,670 50.2% Hubert Humphrey (D) 28,261 42.1% 5,193 [+] 7.7% 67,124 7 0.09%
1964 49% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 40,093 61.8% Barry Goldwater (R) 24,579 37.9% 172 0.3% 64,844 -1 0.09%
1960 49% Richard Nixon (R) 33,428 56.3% John Kennedy (D) 25,805 43.4% 180 0.3% 59,413 7 0.09%
1956 44% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 29,514 59.5% Adlai Stevenson (D) 19,932 40.2% 127 0.3% 49,573 2 0.08%
1952 52% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 30,578 62.5% Adlai Stevenson (D) 18,051 36.9% 286 0.6% 48,915 7 0.08%
1948 42% Thomas Dewey (R) 17,233 50.6% Harry Truman* (D) 15,704 46.1% 1,126 [+] 3.3% 34,063 5 0.07%
1944 41% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 14,342 53.7% Thomas Dewey (R) 12,246 45.8% 140 0.5% 26,728 0 0.06%
1940 54% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 14,758 55.0% Wendell Willkie (R) 11,810 44.0% 265 1.0% 26,833 -1 0.05%
1936 47% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,267 61.1% Alf Landon (R) 7,565 37.7% 235 [+] 1.2% 20,067 1 0.04%
1932 42% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 8,942 56.8% Herbert Hoover* (R) 6,200 39.4% 608 [+] 3.9% 15,750 0 0.04%
1928 36% Herbert Hoover (R) 7,228 63.1% Al Smith (D) 4,138 36.1% 86 [+] 0.8% 11,452 5 0.03%
1924 31% Calvin Coolidge (R) 4,744 61.1% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 2,035 26.2% 989 [+] 12.7% 7,768 7 0.03%
1920 39% Warren Harding (R) 4,817 67.8% James Cox (D) 1,771 24.9% 521 [+] 7.3% 7,109 7 0.03%
1916 45% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,878 48.3% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,599 44.8% 555 [+] 6.9% 8,032 -1 0.04%
1912 44% Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,392 46.3% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,081 42.0% 859 [+] 11.7% 7,332 -23 0.05%
1908 31% William Taft (R) 2,486 53.6% William J. Bryan (D) 1,616 34.9% 533 [+] 11.5% 4,635 2 0.03%
1904 30% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,453 59.2% Alton Parker (D) 1,415 34.1% 278 [+] 6.7% 4,146 3 0.03%
1900 32% William McKinley* (R) 1,964 50.1% William J. Bryan (D) 1,825 46.6% 131 [+] 3.3% 3,920 -1 0.03%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 113,953 69.5%
Donald Trump* (R) 46,299 28.2%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,820 1.1%
Other 1,851 1.1%
TOTAL 163,923
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -19


2016 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 89,088 66.8%
Donald Trump (R) 34,895 26.2%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 4,547 3.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,823 2.1%
Evan McMullin (I) 358 0.3%
Other 1,697 1.3%
TOTAL 133,408
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -20


2012 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 82,920 67.1%
Mitt Romney (R) 37,390 30.3%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,341 1.1%
Other 1,867 1.5%
TOTAL 123,518
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -17


2008 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 88,453 68.2%
John McCain (R) 38,797 29.9%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,059 0.8%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 586 0.5%
Other 888 0.7%
TOTAL 129,783
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -16


2004 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 47,838 38.4%
John Kerry (D) 75,241 60.4%
Other 1,574 1.3%
TOTAL 124,653
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -12


2000 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 43,761 37.2%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 67,618 57.5%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 5,059 4.3%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 340 0.3%
Other 756 0.6%
TOTAL 117,534
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -11


1996 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 57,700 53.2%
Robert Dole (R) 39,794 36.7%
Ross Perot (Ref) 7,240 6.7%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 2,391 2.2%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 787 0.7%
Other 646 0.6%
TOTAL 108,558
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): -4


1992 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 54,861 47.0%
George Bush* (R) 36,461 31.2%
Ross Perot (I) 24,472 21.0%
Other 895 0.8%
TOTAL 116,689
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -6


1988 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 50,022 49.8%
Michael Dukakis (D) 48,998 48.8%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 890 0.9%
Other 471 0.5%
TOTAL 100,381
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -4


1984 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 55,710 57.2%
Walter Mondale (D) 40,733 41.8%
Other 1,027 1.1%
TOTAL 97,470
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -2


1980 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 47,452 54.7%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 29,086 33.5%
John Anderson (I) 8,008 9.2%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,468 1.7%
Other 780 0.9%
TOTAL 86,794
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 4


1976 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 36,849 46.0%
Gerald Ford* (R) 40,896 51.0%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 606 0.8%
Other 1,802 2.2%
TOTAL 80,153
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 3


1972 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 47,004 57.0%
George McGovern (D) 32,545 39.5%
John Schmitz (Amer) 2,274 2.8%
Other 585 0.7%
TOTAL 82,408
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -4


1968 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 33,670 50.2%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 28,261 42.1%
George Wallace (AIP) 4,800 7.2%
Other 393 0.6%
TOTAL 67,124
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 7


1964 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 40,093 61.8%
Barry Goldwater (R) 24,579 37.9%
Other 172 0.3%
TOTAL 64,844
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -1


1960 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 25,805 43.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 33,428 56.3%
Other 180 0.3%
TOTAL 59,413
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 7


1956 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 29,514 59.5%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 19,932 40.2%
Other 127 0.3%
TOTAL 49,573
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 2


1952 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 30,578 62.5%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 18,051 36.9%
Other 286 0.6%
TOTAL 48,915
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 7


1948 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 15,704 46.1%
Thomas Dewey (R) 17,233 50.6%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 959 2.8%
Other 167 0.5%
TOTAL 34,063
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 5


1944 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 14,342 53.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 12,246 45.8%
Other 140 0.5%
TOTAL 26,728
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): 0


1940 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 14,758 55.0%
Wendell Willkie (R) 11,810 44.0%
Other 265 1.0%
TOTAL 26,833
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): -1


1936 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,267 61.1%
Alf Landon (R) 7,565 37.7%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 101 0.5%
Other 134 0.7%
TOTAL 20,067
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 1


1932 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 8,942 56.8%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 6,200 39.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 323 2.1%
Other 285 1.8%
TOTAL 15,750
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 0


1928 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 7,228 63.1%
Al Smith (D) 4,138 36.1%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 86 0.8%
TOTAL 11,452
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 5


1924 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 4,744 61.1%
John Davis (D) 886 11.4%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 2,035 26.2%
Other 103 1.3%
TOTAL 7,768
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 7


1920 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 4,817 67.8%
James Cox (D) 1,771 24.9%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 263 3.7%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 258 3.6%
TOTAL 7,109
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): 7


1916 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,878 48.3%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,599 44.8%
Allan Benson (Soc) 364 4.5%
James Hanly (Proh) 191 2.4%
TOTAL 8,032
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): -1


1912 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,392 46.3%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,081 42.0%
William Taft* (R) 1 0.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 557 7.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 301 4.1%
TOTAL 7,332
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -23


1908 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 2,486 53.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,616 34.9%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 211 4.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 265 5.7%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 57 1.2%
TOTAL 4,635
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 2


1904 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,453 59.2%
Alton Parker (D) 1,415 34.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 167 4.0%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 111 2.7%
TOTAL 4,146
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): 3


1900 President, Salinas, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 1,964 50.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,825 46.6%
Other 131 3.3%
TOTAL 3,920
Turnout: 32% Diff (US): -1
* incumbent