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Salida, California
—  CDP  —
Motto: Salida Welcomes You!
Location in Stanislaus County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°42′36″N 121°5′21″W / 37.71°N 121.08917°W / 37.71; -121.08917
Country United States
State California
County Stanislaus
Foundation 1870
 - Total 5.2 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 - Land 5 sq mi (13 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 18,070
 - Density 2,415.4/sq mi (923.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95368
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-64210
GNIS feature ID 1659792

Salida is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 18,070. It ranks as the 4th most populous community in Stanislaus County.[1] It is also 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 [1]. 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.[2]

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, Sah-LEETH-ah is in Colorado. Salida will be home to their first high school Joseph Gregori High School, which is on schedule to open in Fall 2010.



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. Salida has grown to a population of 18,070 that it should, by now, be an incorporated city.


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°42′36″N 121°5′21″W / 37.71°N 121.08917°W / 37.71; -121.08917 (37.709877, -121.089286).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²) of which 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (4.56%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,070 people [2], 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/sq mi (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 Education

Salida School District serve Salida 4,500 students has about 123 teachers, 259 Classified and 7 administrators.Salida has a total ofFour Elementary schools,one 6th-8th grade middle school and one 9 -12 high school to open in fall 2010.


Dena Boer 4801 Gold Valley Rd. Salida, Ca 95368 209-543-8163

Mildred Perkins 3920 Blue Bird Dr. Modesto, Ca 95368 209-545-4415

Sisk 5337 Sugar Creek Ln. Salida, Ca 95368 209-545-1671

Salida Elementary 4519 Finney Rd., Salida, Ca 95368 209-545-0339 All Elementary schools are year round.

Middle school

Salida Middle School 5041 Toomes Rd. Salida, CA 95368 209-545-1633 Middle school is Traditional

High school

Joseph Gregori High School opening in fall 2010 Future High school will be Traditional


In the state legislature Salida is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cogdill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill. Federally, Salida is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10[5] and is represented by Republican George Radanovich.


Famous residents

Piolin (a famous Spanish radio show conductor, he lived in Salida and owned a house as well)

Spice 1-Bay area rapper

External links

Town Website



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