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Salinas is a city in Monterey County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "salt," for the salt marshes that once covered much of the region.

The latitude of Salinas is 36.677N. The longitude is -121.654W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 147,840.


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Median household income
Local
$43,720
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salinas demographic reports
Salinas is at the northern end of the Salinas Valley.
Founded as a stagecoach stop in 1856. Grew as the commercial center for area cattle ranching
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,200. The number of murders and homicides was 19. The violent crime rate was 8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Steinbeck, writer
· Alvin Harrison, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Toro County Park
Historic sites and museums: National Steinbeck Center, Harvey-Baker House, Monterey County Historical Society, Steinbeck House
Colleges and universities: Hartnell College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 134
Quotes:
Salinas was never a pretty town. It took a darkness from the swamps. The high gray fog hung over it and the ceaseless wind blew up the valley, cold and with a kind of desolate monotony. The mountains on both sides of the valley were beautiful, but Salinas was not and we knew it.
-- Always Something to Do in Salinas
John Steinbeck

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5% of Salinas residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salinas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salinas was $14,495, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Salinas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Salinas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,398.


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Libraries in Salinas include Buena Vista Branch Library, Cesar Chavez Library, El Gabilan Library, Prunedale Branch Library, Steinbeck Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Salinas include KCBA, KMMD-CA, KSBW.

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Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salinas political report.

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The average commute time for Salinas workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salinas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Salinas was never a pretty town. It took a darkness from the swamps. The high gray fog hung over it and the ceaseless wind blew up the valley, cold and with a kind of desolate monotony. The mountains on both sides of the valley were beautiful, but Salinas was not and we knew it. ”
~ Always Something to Do in Salinas
John Steinbeck

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