Profile for Salina, Kansas, KS
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Salina is a city in Saline County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "salt."
The latitude of Salina is 38.840N. The longitude is -97.611W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,224 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,833.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Salina demographic reports
Salina is on the Smoky Hill River.
Founded as a trading post. Developed later as a supply depot for prospectors.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 142. The number of murders and homicides was 10. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1955 movie, "Picnic"
Well-known residents have included:
· Steven A. Hawley, astronaut
Local festivals include:
- Smoky Hill River Festival - June 7-10, 2007
- Wheat Harvest Day - July 7, 2007
- Harvest in the Fall - Oct. 13-14, 2007
- Blarney Bash - March 17, 2007
- Santa Fe Day - Sept. 22, 2007
- Tri Rivers Fair & Rodeo - Aug. 8-12, 2007
- Kansas Day Celebration - Jan. 27, 2007
- By Gone Day - April 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salina web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: Salina Symphony Orchestra
Salina attractions: Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center
Historic sites and museums: Yesteryear Museum, Smoky Hill Museum, Salina Art Center
Colleges and universities:
Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas State University-Salina College of Techn, Brown Mackie College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70
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Ancestry & family history
28% of Salina residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salina ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salina was $18,593, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Salina residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Salina festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Smoky Hill River Festival - J
- Santa Fe Day - S
- Wheat Harvest Day - J
- Tri Rivers Fair & Rodeo - A
- Harvest in the Fall - O
- Kansas Day Celebration - J
- Blarney Bash - M
- By Gone Day - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Salina festival web sites:
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Median rent in Salina, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.
Libraries in Salina include Salina Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Salina include Salina Journal
TV stations in Salina include KAAS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHCD.
Saline County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salina political report.
The average commute time for Salina workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salina between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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