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Salinas

Monterey County,

California

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"Valley of the World"
"Salad Bowl of the World"


The California state capital is Sacramento.


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Zip Codes

93901, 93905, 93906, 93908

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Salinas is approximately 143,920 (2000), 150441 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,577 (1990), 40387 (2010).

The amount of land area in Salinas is 48.24 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Salinas is 19.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salinas to Washington DC is 2535 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 126 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salinas is positioned 36.68 degrees north of the equator and 121.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Salinas elevation is 53 feet above sea level.
Salinas median income is $50,165 (2005).

The Salinas median home price is $560,600 (2005).

Salinas miscellany.

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Location

Salinas location: On Hwy 101 east of Monterey Bay and south of San Francisco. It is between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges about 9 miles inland from Monterey Bay. It is 20 miles northeast of Monterey, 60 miles south of San Jose, 101 miles south of San Francisco and 325 miles north of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Boronda, Spreckels, Prunedale, Castroville, Elkhorn, Marina, Chualar and Moss Landing.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Salinas is moderate and Mediterranean-like in the summer. This page gives some climate information for the area as well as other information.
The weather in Salinas is mild. Because of its proximity to the Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the temperatures never become extreme. Rain usually falls only in winter and early spring. Morning fog is usually followed by afternoon breezes. Here is a current weather page for Salinas.
Salinas average annual rainfall is 14.4 inches per year
Salinas average temperature is 68.2 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Salinas history:

The motto for Salinas, "Valley of the World" comes from John Steinbeck, who is Salinas' famous son.

Here is a history page for Salinas.

When Mexico seceded from Spain in 1822, many land grants were given, including the area that would later become Salinas. It was named for a nearby salt marsh, becoming the County seat for Monterey County in 1872 and incorporating in 1874.

It became known as the Salad Bowl of the World because of the success in farming many salad ingredients such as broccoli, mushrooms, strawberries and others. The climate is perfect for growing thse and other crops such as grapes and flowers. It is not a surprise to learn that agriculture is the mainstay of the Salinas economy.
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Attractions

Salinas attractions:

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Steinbeck Museum
One Main Street
Salinas, CA
Phone; 831-796-3833
This museum is a tribute to Steinbeck. Many of his novels were set in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley region.

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John Steinbeck
Salinas is the birthplace of this famous, Nobel Prize recipient.

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Salinas economy: based mainly on agriculture


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