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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salida was $17,252, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Salida residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Salida include Salida Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Salida, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.
Libraries in Salida include Salida/S Chaffee County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Salida include Salida Mountain Mail
Chaffee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salida political report.
The average commute time for Salida workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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