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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Salina is a town in Kansas with a population of 47,513. Salina is in Saline County. Living in Salina offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Salina there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Salina and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Salina are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Salina Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    285.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    88.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    598.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,886.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    234.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Salina

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,103
National
$55,322
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Salina Reviews

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Salina, business and real estate-wise, is a continuously growing community! Within the past 5 years great restaurant food chains have made their way to Salina including: Olivia Garden, Five Guys, and Chick-fil-a. A brand new Planet Fitness was built last year in a Central Park of town. Downtown Salina has great food options for individuals and families. Although it might not be a big city, Salina is definitely growing.
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Salina is a centrally located town in Kansas. It is a plain town, with nothing particularly of note, but luckily the town has recently decided to put money into make our downtown better, which is something I look greatly towards. Overall I have been very enjoyed with my quiet and safe life in Salina, and hope this review helps.
I enjoy Salina because it is very family friendly! We have some wonderful parks and enjoy the outdoors. I like the variety of restaurants and the fun summer events. I also enjoy spending our summers at Kenwood Cove Waterpark. The people of Salina are very kind and caring. Getting connected in this community leads to many other events year-round. I have enjoyed my time in salina and would recommend this town for anyone no matter what stage in life they are in.