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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Salida is approximately 18,546 (2002), 13722 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,740 (2000), 3933 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salida is 13.195 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Salida is 5.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salida to Washington DC is 2501 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salida is positioned 37.70 degrees north of the equator and 121.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Salida elevation is 67 feet above sea level.
Salida per capita income is $ 18,173 (2000).
Salida median income is $ 57,874 (2000).
The Salida median home price is $ 144,500 (2000).


about 7.3 miles from Modesto and about 23 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Ripon, Del Rio, West Modesto, Riverdale Park, Escalon, Bret Harte and Shackelford.
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History & History Related Items

Salida was first known as Murphy’s Switch when it was founded in 1870. The community began with the railroad coming through and then, in 1875, a post office was established. It was at this time that the name was changed to Salida. The name means exit in Spanish.

Here is a history page for Salida.
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Salida Town & Country Parade and Festival
held each year

See Photographs of Salida.

Great Information about Salida may be found at
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Salida City Government

Salida is an unincorporated area of Stanislaus County and is governed by the county.

Salida Schools

Salida Union School District
4801 Sisk Road
Salida, CA 95368
Phone: (209) 545-0339 Salida


The Population of Salida was:
1990 - 4,499
2000 - 12,560
2002 - 18,546
Median age:
2000 - 29.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 57,874
2005 - $ 68,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 144,500
2005 - $ 400,300

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