Salinas, California 

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Population

154,868

+6.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

14.3%

Median Income

$49,728

Median Home Price

$628,500

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Best Places to Live in Salinas, California

Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco. August, September and July are the most pleasant months in Salinas, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Salinas, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Year-round climate
Recreation/Entertainment
Cons
Tourist impact
Isolation
Cost of living and housing


What Bert Has To Say About Salinas Metro Area

Agricultural Salinas was dubbed the “salad bowl of the nation” by John Steinbeck because of its lettuce crops. Salinas is affordable and small in comparison to the others, but has the character of a typical California Central Valley town – dry, dusty, functional and with little intellectual stimulation. By contrast, nearby Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove are located on the coastal Monterey Peninsula. Carmel, a noted artist colony and Hollywood refuge, has controlled growth and maintains a charming village character with some exceptional residential properties, while Monterey is a more commercialized setup honoring its fishing village heritage for its many visitors. Pacific Grove, with its assortment of well-built Victorian and Craftsman-era homes, is probably the most livable city on the peninsula.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Monterey County
Metro Area: Salinas Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Salinas
Zip Codes: 93906 93905 93901
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salinas is 14.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salinas jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salinas's cost of living is 37.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salinas's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Monterey county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.5% to 28.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salinas's population is 154,868 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salinas is Real Estate: $628,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.2%.

SCHOOLS
Salinas public schools spend $8,882 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26 students per teacher in Salinas. More Education



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Housing Market in Salinas

It's a good time to buy in Salinas. Home Appreciation is up 17.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salinas is $628,500.

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Reviews for Salinas   15 Reviews
Sacred Heart School Pk- 8 - 7/19/2014
Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS... Read More

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The best place to live - 1/9/2012
I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I... Read More

Outstanding air quality, beautiful surroundings. - 12/25/2009
Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
93906 93905 93901

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