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Saline County, Kansas

67401, 67402

"Discover the Crossroads"

Page Contents for Salina, Kansas

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Salina is approximately 47,707 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,803 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salina is 65.04 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Salina is 25.11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.11 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salina to Washington DC is 1168 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salina is positioned 38.81 degrees north of the equator and 97.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Salina elevation is 1,224 feet above sea level.
Salina per capita income is $ 23,253 (2010).
Salina median income is $ 42,027 (2010).
Salina average annual rainfall is 32.19 inches per year
Salina average annual precipitation is 32.19 inches peryear.
Salina average annual snowfall is 18.4 inches per year.
Salina average annual humidity is 62-67
The average low temperature is 44.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 67.0 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79 degrees F.


in north-central Kansas where Interstate 70 and 135 intersect. It is located near the geographic center of the United States. It is about 80 miles from Wichita. Other nearby communities include: New Cambria, Smolan, Assaria, Gypsum, Culver, Solomon, Bennington and Brookville.
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humid, subtropical with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. The area has frequent severe thunderstorms which have high winds, hail and sometimes tornadoes.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first settled in 1856 but the community was not officially founded until 1858 when William A. Phillips established the townsite. The railroad arrived in 1867 and with it came more new settlers. Salina incorporated as a town in 1870. Salina became a city on 9 July 1920.

Huge growth occurred during the 1950s when Smoky Hill Air Force Base re-opened in 1951. It was later named Schilling Air Force Base. Unfortunately, the base was closed in 1965. Gradually, the town has recovered from the closure and now has a booming economy and has become a large trade and retail center for the area.

Here is a history page for Salina.
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Attractions in the Salina area.

Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park
Phone: 785-826-7430

Salina Symphony
151 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-823-8309

Smoky Hill River Festival
A Festival of the Arts held each year in June.

Salina Community Theatre
303 East Iron
Salina, KS 67401
Toll-free: 877-414-2367
Phone: 785-827-3033

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Six miles west of Salina on I-70
625 N. Hedville Road
Salina, KS 67401

Smoky Hill Museum
211 W. Iron Avenue
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-309-5776
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Economy & Industry

The two major industries in Salina are manufacturing and agriculture. It is located in a large wheat producing area of the United States.

Salina Economic Development Division of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Salina City Government

Official City of Salina website.
300 W. Ash Street
Salina, KS 67401

Salina has a Commission-City Manager form of government. The commission is comprised of five members who are elected at-large. One of the commission members is chosen by its members to be the Mayor during that year. The City Manager is an appointed position and handles the day-to-day work of the city.

Salina Historical Events

2008, June 11
An EF3 Tornado tore through the south side of Salina, damaging a number of buildings.
1973, September 25
An F3 tornado destroyed two homes and the Sundowner East trailer park, injuring six people.
1897, March
Hendrick D. Baker (Henry) was born in Kentucky. His father was a doctor who supported the Union and was killed while standing in his doorway. The killer was never found. Hendrick went into the 48th Kentucky Infantry where he became a Captain. After the war he moved his mother, sister and a brother to Saline County Kansas where he was elected Sheriff in 1879 and took office the following January of 1880.

Hendrick left Kansas and went to Oklahoma. There he became a territorial Senator. He died in Guthrie on March 3, 1897 and is buried here in Salina, Kansas.

Salina Chamber

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
120 W. Ash
Salina, Kansas 67402
Phone: 785 827-9301

Salina Community Events

A page for Community Events in Salina.

Salina Organizations

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
120 W. Ash
Salina, Kansas 67402
Phone: 785 827-9301

Salina Schools

Salina Public Schools
Salina USD 305
1511 Gypsum Street
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-309-4700
Kansas State University at Salina
2310 Centennial Rd.
Salina KS 67401.
Phone: 785-826-2640
Toll-free: 800-248-5782 Salina


The population of Salina was:
1870 - 918
1880 - 3,111
1890 - 6,149
1900 - 6,074
1910 - 9,688
1920 - 15,085
1930 - 20,155
1940 - 21,073
1950 - 26,176
1960 - 43,202
1970 - 37,714
1980 - 41,843
1990 - 42,303
2000 - 45,679
2010 - 47,707

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 18,411
2000 -
2010 - 20,803

Population Density:
2010 - 1,900 persons per square mile

Median age:
2010 - 36.4 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 36,066
2009 - $ 40,100
2010 - $ 42,027

Per Capita Income:
2009 - $ 22,228
2010 - $ 23,253

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 81,200
2009 - $ 110,673

Salina is located in the Central Time Zone and does participation in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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