Salinas Metro Area, California 

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Population

430,906

+6.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

10.4%

Median Income

$58,582

Median Home Price

$731,900

Median Age

33.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 7.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Salinas Metro Area, California

Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco. September, August and July are the most pleasant months in the Salinas metro area, 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
Metro Area: Salinas Metro Area
Political Ideology: Very liberal
City: Salinas, Seaside, 29 total
Zip Codes: 93906, 93905, 93955, 93940, 93901, 93960, 93933, 93907, 93927, 93930, 29 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salinas Metro Area is 10.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salinas Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salinas Metro Area's cost of living is 49.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salinas Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Salinas Metro Area's population is 430,906 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salinas Metro Area is Real Estate: $731,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%.

SCHOOLS
Salinas Metro Area public schools spend $11,929 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.3 students per teacher in Salinas Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Salinas

It's a good time to buy in Salinas. Home Appreciation is up 16.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salinas is $731,900.

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ZIP CODES IN SALINAS METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
93906, 93905, 93955, 93940, 93901, 93960, 93933, 93907, 93927, 93930, 29 total

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