|— census-designated place —|
|Motto: Salida Welcomes You!|
|Stanislaus County and the state of California|
|• Total||5.571 sq mi (14.430 km2)|
|• Land||5.320 sq mi (13.780 km2)|
|• Water||0.251 sq mi (0.650 km2) 4.50%|
|Elevation||69 ft (21 m)|
|• Density||2,500/sq mi ( 950/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1659792|
Salida is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 13,722. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cultivation of almonds has historically been a significant activity in the vicinity, including a major Blue Diamond processing facility nearby. In fact, this plant is involved exclusively in processing whole brown almond kernels with a "dry" process involving no water, heat or chemicals. Salida is within the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District which comprises 984 square miles (2,550 km2) of land area and attends to a variety of environmental conservation and best management agricultural practices.
While Salida is named for the Spanish word meaning "exit", the name is customarily pronounced according to English phonetics, as Sah-LIE-duh, rather than according to Spanish phonetics.
In 1870, the Central Pacific Railroad reached its track construction to Stanislaus County's northern exit. There they established a railroad station with the Spanish name of salida, which in English means exit. This name favorably matched with modesto because both towns have Spanish meanings. They also laid the town out in the shape of a triangle. As of 2012, Modesto is attempting to annex Salida.
The Downtown of Salida is situated in the original town layout. Many government and commerce buildings line the sides of Broadway Ave. In the middle of Broadway Ave. there are beautiful oak trees and a walk trail.
Salida is located at (37.709877, -121.089286).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2) of which 5.3 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) of it (4.50%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Salida had a population of 13,722. The population density was 2,462.9 people per square mile (950.9/km²). The racial makeup of Salida was 8,479 (61.8%) White, 435 (3.2%) African American, 111 (0.8%) Native American, 669 (4.9%) Asian, 83 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 3,134 (22.8%) from other races, and 811 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,426 persons (46.8%).
The Census reported that 13,649 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 73 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 3,933 households, out of which 2,134 (54.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,570 (65.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 494 (12.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 289 (7.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 243 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 14 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 427 households (10.9%) were made up of individuals and 103 (2.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47. There were 3,353 families (85.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.72.
The population was spread out with 4,396 people (32.0%) under the age of 18, 1,349 people (9.8%) aged 18 to 24, 4,003 people (29.2%) aged 25 to 44, 3,113 people (22.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 861 people (6.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.2 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.
There were 4,204 housing units at an average density of 754.6 per square mile (291.3/km²), of which 3,076 (78.2%) were owner-occupied, and 857 (21.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 10,395 people (75.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,254 people (23.7%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,070 people , 3,617 households, and 3,157 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,502.0 people per square mile (966.0/km²). There were 3,740 housing units at an average density of 745.0 per square mile (287.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 68.69% White, 3.38% African American, 1.28% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 15.64% from other races and 6.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.07% of the population.
There were 3,617 households out of which 55.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 12.7% were non-families. 8.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.63.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,874 and the median income for a family was $60,114. Males had a median income of $42,188 versus $30,521 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,173. About 6.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
Salida School District enrolled 2,759 students, employed 100 teachers, 112 classified and 8 administrators for the 2010-2011 school year. Salida School District has four elementary schools and one 6th-8th grade middle school.
Modesto City Schools operates one 9-12 high school in Salida.
Dena Boer Elementary School 4801 Gold Valley Road, Salida, Ca 95368 209-543-8163
Sisk Elementary School 5337 Sugar Creek Lane, Salida, Ca 95368 209-545-1671
Salida Elementary School 4519 Finney Road, Salida, Ca 95368 209-545-9394
Middle school 
Salida Middle School 5041 Toomes Rd. Salida, CA 95368 209-545-1633
All schools are on a traditional attendance calendar.
High school 
In the state legislature Salida is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Kristin Olsen. Federally, Salida is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10 and is represented by Republican Jeff Denham.
- U.S. Census
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Sisk Road Site, Stanislaus County, Earth Metrics Inc., September , 1989
- East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
Famous residents 
- Piolin (a famous Spanish radio show conductor, he lived in Salida and owned a house as well)
- Spice 1-Bay area rapper
- George Lucas
- Town web site
- KQRP.com Home Town Community Radio Station X106.1 FM KQRP-LP Salida CA