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Salida is a city in Chaffee County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "exit"

The latitude of Salida is 38.534N. The longitude is -105.998W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,083 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,494.


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Median household income
Local
$28,790
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salida demographic reports
Salida is on the Arkansas River
Former and merged names include:
· South Arkansas
Former railroad and mining town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • FibArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas) - June 14-17, 2007
  • ArtWalk - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salida web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Salida attractions: Salida Hot Springs
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: sa-LYE-da

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salida demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chaffee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Salida residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salida ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salida was $17,252, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Salida residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Salida include Salida Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salida, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.


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Libraries in Salida include Salida/S Chaffee County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Salida include Salida Mountain Mail

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Salida workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Salida include Aspen Leaf Lodge, Century House, Circle R Motel, Comfort Inn Salida, Days Inn Salida, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Salida Super 8, Travelodge.

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