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Overview

Introduction to Salinas, California

Founded in the 1820s, Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County. Salinas is located in central California about twenty minutes from the coast. It is an hour south of San Jose, an hour and 45 minutes south of San Francisco, and 25 minutes northeast of Monterey. Salinas is in a very rich farming region that produces fruit and vegetables. It is known as the "Salad Bowl of America" because over 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is grown in the Salinas area.

Salinas weather can be characterized as cool and moderate. September is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 75 degrees. December and January are the coolest months with an average daily temperature of 63 degrees. Salinas receives a little over 14 inches of rain a year.

Salinas Arts and Entertainment

Salinas is a city of modest size that provides some nice arts and entertainment offerings. Salinas is also close to both Monterey and San Jose allowing residents to take advantage of cultural and entertainment offerings of those two cities. Some of the more notable offerings in Salinas include:

  • The California Rodeo Salinas.
  • The The National Steinbeck Center.
  • The Salinas Sports Complex.
  • The Western Stage.

Monterey county is also home to nearly 75 wineries including well known names such as Blackstone, Chalone, Estancia and Hess.

For the sports enthusiast, nearby San Jose is home to the Arena Football League's (AFL) San Jose SaberCats, the Continental Basketball Association's San Jose SkyRockets, Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) San Jose Giants who are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the National Hockey League's (NHL) San Jose Sharks and the National Lacrosse League's (NLL) San Jose Stealth.

Demographics

People

Total Population155,889
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+65,922
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,916
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,435

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,864
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,177
Median House Value$303,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.8%
Irish2.7%
German2.6%
English2%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
US/American0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Salinas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monterey County
Standard Zip Codes93901, 93905, 93906, 93907, 93908
P.O. Box Zip Codes93902, 93912, 93915, 93962
Phone Area Codes408,831
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.64
Approximate Longitude-121.62

Salinas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSALINAS NO 2
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 63 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp53 to 71 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationSALINAS AP
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationMONTEREY
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp43 to 60 F
Apr Temp47 to 64 F
Jul Temp52 to 68 F
Oct Temp51 to 70 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Del Rey Oaks1,683$108,214
Marina20,816$68,723
Monterey28,472$92,274
San Juan Bautista2,327$63,000
Sand City301$48,125
Seaside34,120$55,439

Salinas Public Libraries

Salinas Public Library
350 LINCOLN AVE.
Salinas, California
(831) 758-7458

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Salinas Hospitals

Natividad Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1441 Constitution Boulevard
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
450 East Romie Lane

Salinas Public Schools

Lincoln Elementary
705 California St.
ZIP: 93901
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Millennium Charter High
901 Blanco Cir.
ZIP: 93901
High
Total Enrollment 151
Mission Park Elementary
403 W. Acacia St.
ZIP: 93901
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Monterey County Home Charter
901 Blanco Cir.
ZIP: 93901
Other
Total Enrollment 402
Monterey Park Elementary
410 San Miguel Ave.
ZIP: 93901
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Roosevelt Elementary
120 Capitol St.
ZIP: 93901
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Salinas High
726 S. Main St.
ZIP: 93901
High
Total Enrollment 2541
University Park Elementary
833 W. Acacia St.
ZIP: 93901
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Washington Middle
560 Iverson St.
ZIP: 93901
Middle
Total Enrollment 1152
Alisal Community
1437 Del Monte Ave.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Alisal High
777 Williams Rd.
ZIP: 93905
High
Total Enrollment 2480
Bardin Elementary
425 Bardin Rd.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
1225 Towt St.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy
925 N. Sanborn Rd.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
El Sausal Middle
1155 E. Alisal St.
ZIP: 93905
Middle
Total Enrollment 952
Frank Paul Elementary
1300 Rider Ave.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
Fremont Elementary
1255 E. Market St.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary
901 N. Sanborn Rd.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 838
La Paz Middle
1300 N. Sanborn Rd.
ZIP: 93905
Middle
Total Enrollment 1038
Los Padres Elementary
1130 John St.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Mission Trails Rop
867 E. Laurel Dr.
ZIP: 93905
High
Oscar F. Loya Elementary
1505 Cougar Dr.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Sherwood Elementary
110 S. Wood St.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary
1300 Tuscany Blvd
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary
680 Las Casitas Dr.
ZIP: 93905
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Bolsa Knolls Middle
1031 Rogge Rd.
ZIP: 93906
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Carr Lake Community Day
10 Sherwood Pl.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 25
Creekside Elementary
1770 Kittery St.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
El Gabilan Elementary
1256 Linwood Dr.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 772
El Puente
20 Sherwood Pl.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 430
Everett Alvarez High
1900 Independence Blvd.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 2496
Gavilan View Middle
18250 Vab Buren.
ZIP: 93906
Middle
Total Enrollment 560
Harden Middle
1561 Mckinnon St.
ZIP: 93906
Middle
Total Enrollment 1194
Henry F. Kammann Elementary
521 Rochex St.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 879
John E. Steinbeck Elementary
1714 Burlington Dr.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
La Joya Elementary
55 Rogge Rd.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Loma Vista Elementary
757 Sausal Dr.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Mckinnon
2100 Mckinnon
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Mount Toro High
10 Sherwood Pl.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 209
Natividad Elementary
1465 Modoc Ave.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
New Republic Elementary
636 Arcadia Way
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
North Salinas High
55 Kip Dr.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 1920
Salinas Community
1420 Natividad Rd.
ZIP: 93906
High
Total Enrollment 238
Santa Rita Elementary
2014 S. Santa Rita St.
ZIP: 93906
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Wellington M. Smith, Jr.
1420 Natividad Rd.
ZIP: 93906
Other
Total Enrollment 70
Boronda Community Day
1114 Fontes Ln.
ZIP: 93907
Boronda Meadows
915 Larkin St.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Central Bay High (continuation)
17500 Pesante Rd.
ZIP: 93907
High
Total Enrollment 54
Echo Valley Elementary
147 Echo Valley Rd.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Lagunita Elementary
975 San Juan Grade Rd.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Laurel Wood Elementary
645 Larkin St.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
North Monterey County Center For Independent Study
17500 Pesante Rd.
ZIP: 93907
Other
Total Enrollment 157
Oasis Charter Public
1135 W.ridge Pkwy.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Prunedale Elementary
17719 Pesante Rd.
ZIP: 93907
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Buena Vista Middle
18250 Tara Dr.
ZIP: 93908
Middle
Total Enrollment 365
Graves Elementary
15 Mcfadden Rd.
ZIP: 93908
Primary
Total Enrollment 36
San Benancio Middle
43 San Benancio Rd.
ZIP: 93908
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Toro Park Elementary
22500 Portola Dr.
ZIP: 93908
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Toro Preschool
43 San Benancio Rd.
ZIP: 93908
Washington Elementary
340 Corral De Tierra Rd.
ZIP: 93908
Middle
Total Enrollment 208
Monterey County Special Education
901 Blanco Cir.
ZIP: 93912
Other
Total Enrollment 292

Salinas Private Schools

Notre Dame High School
455 Palma Dr
ZIP: 93901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 250
Palma High School
919 Iverson St
ZIP: 93901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 532
Sacred Heart School
123 W Market St
ZIP: 93901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 276
Soaring Eagles Christian Academy
298 E Market St
ZIP: 93901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Madonna Del Sasso School
20 Santa Teresa Way
ZIP: 93906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
Pacific Coast Christian Academy
381 San Juan Grade Rd
ZIP: 93906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Salinas Christian School
345 E Alvin Dr
ZIP: 93906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Montessori Learning Center
30 Hitchcock Rd
ZIP: 93908
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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