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Overview

Introduction to Salina, Kansas

Salina, Kansas, in Saline county, is located 80 miles N of Wichita, Kansas.

Salina History

The city was originally settled in 1856 along the Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers. It was founded in 1858 by William A. Phillips. Salina was the westernmost post on Smoky Hill Trail. It was established as a staging post in 1860 for prospectors who were moving to Pikes Peak. It also served as a trading post for the local native tribes.

Salina and nearby Attractions

  • Southgate Shopping Center
  • Thomas Park
  • Smoky Hill Museum
  • Lakewood Park Natural Area

Things To Do In Salina

Tourists in Salina can shop at the Southgate Shopping Center and the Kraft Manor Shopping Center. Several parks in Salina that the residents visit include Sunset Park, Thomas Park, and Oakdale Park. Smoky Hill Museum is popular among the tourists as well. Other attractions of Salina include the Lakewood Park Natural Area, Yesteryear Museum, and the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.

Salina Transportation

Air transportation opportunities are provided by Salina Municipal Airport.

Salina Higher Education

Kansas Wesleyan University and the Brownie Mackie College are located in Salina. Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University can also be attended in the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,676
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+23,765
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,748
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,930
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$117,900

Ancestry

German29.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish11.4%
English8.2%
Swedish4.7%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish2%
Italian1.7%
Dutch1.7%
Czech1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Polish1.3%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Belgian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Salina Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saline County
Standard Zip Codes67401
P.O. Box Zip Codes67402
Phone Area Codes785
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.81
Approximate Longitude-97.61

Salina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSALINA MUNICIPAL AP
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches
StationABILENE 1 W
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 94 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationELLSWORTH
Distance34.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip29 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Assaria471$66,875
Bennington803$55,962
Culver99$46,250
Gypsum416$45,625
New Cambria130$48,750
Solomon1,095$53,274

Salina Public Libraries

Salina Public Library
301 W. ELM STREET
Salina, Kansas
(785) 825-4624

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Salina Hospitals

Salina Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
401 South Santa Fe Avenue
(785) 452-7000
Salina Regional Health Center
(Non-profit)
400 South Santa Fe Avenue
(785) 452-7000

Salina Public Schools

Coronado Elem
2725 Ray Ave.
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Cottonwood Elementary School.
215 S Phillips
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Ell-saline Elementary
1757 N Halstead Rd
ZIP: 67401
(785) 827-8891
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Heusner Elem
1300 Norton
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Lakewood Middle School
1135 Lakewood Circle
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Meadowlark Ridge Elem
2200 Glen Ave
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Oakdale Elem
811 E Iron
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4310
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Salina High Central
650 E Crawford
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-3500
High
Total Enrollment 1076
Salina High South
730 E Magnolia Rd
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1061
Salina South Middle
2015 Simmons
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 767
Schilling Elem
3121 Canterbury
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Stewart Elem
2123 Roach
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Sunset Elem
1510 W Republic
ZIP: 67401
(785) 309-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 457

Salina Private Schools

Sacred Heart Jr-sr High School
234 E Cloud St
ZIP: 67401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 261
Salina Christian Academy
1009 Highland Ave
ZIP: 67401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 152
Salina Sda School
831 N 10th St
ZIP: 67401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St John's Military School
110 W Otis Ave
ZIP: 67401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 214
St Mary Queen Of The Universe Grade School
304 E Cloud St
ZIP: 67401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 302
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