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Living In Salinas, CA

Salinas, California is a mid-size city with slightly more than 156,000 residents. Families with young children will fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 9% of the population, while retirees appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 32, skew decidedly younger than most cities in California. A slight majority of residents rent their homes (55%) as opposed to owning (45%) in Salinas, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent ($1,294 per month) that is considerably less than the state average.

With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, faster than most cities in California, Salinas residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 34% of commuters, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Eight percent of Salinas residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Salinas: agriculture and retail. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Salinas workers earn an average annual income of just over $68K, around $17,000 less than the average California resident. Salinas's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

Frequently Asked Questions About Salinas

What is the average rent in Salinas?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Salinas is $1,827 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,802 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,683 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Salinas?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Salinas is $1,802

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