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Salado is a village in Bell County, in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area.

The community was named for Salado ("salty") Creek.

The latitude of Salado is 30.946N. The longitude is -97.538W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,475.


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Median household income
Local
$63,646
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salado demographic reports
The first Grange in Texas was established here in 1873

The town dwindled when it the railroad built elsewhere. It's now home to many artists and craftspeople.

Local festivals include:
  • Fall Shakespeare Festival - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2007
  • Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games - Nov. 9-11, 2007
  • Art in the Park - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Tablerock's Fantasy Fair - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salado web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Stillhouse Hollow Lake
Historic sites and museums: Central Texas Area Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: suh-LAY-doe

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salado demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Killeen-Temple area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76571 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Salado residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salado ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salado was $29,685, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of Salado residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salado, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,107.


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Libraries in Salado include Salado Public Library District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Salado include Salado Village Voice

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Bell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salado political report.

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The average commute time for Salado workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Salado include Super 8.

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