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Welcome to Salina ...

The city of Salina is located in Saline County<1> and is the County Seat for Saline County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Salina, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1861.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Salina: Named after the Saline River.

When the people of Salina refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salinan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salina has a population of 46,475 people<3> (see below for details).

Salina is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Salina lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Salina: (785)

The ZIP codes for Salina: 67401-67402<5>

Websites for Salina ...

Official Website: www.ci.salina.ks.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salina had an population of 46,475 people. This is a decrease of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salina had a population of 47,707 people (or 85.79% of the total population of Saline County). This makes Salina the county's most populous community.

The population of Salina represents 1.67% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 47,707 people, the population of Salina increased 4.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 45,679 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salina.

Communities Also Named Salina ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Salina - they are located in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salina.

Communities near Salina ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salina.

  • Lindsborg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Solomon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Bennington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Assaria
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Assaria have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assaria
    • Assaria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Assaria <6>
  • Gypsum
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Tescott
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
    • Tescott is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
  • Brookville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookville
    • Brookville is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookville <6>
  • Smolan
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smolan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smolan
    • Smolan is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
  • New Cambria
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
  • Culver
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
    • Culver is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salina. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salina.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salina. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salina.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salina. Our list includes 57 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Salina.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salina ...

Looking for more information about Salina? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salina, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salina.

Adding Salina to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salina in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Salina was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Salina post office opened in 1861.

We also found Salina in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Salina.

The official website for Salina: www.ci.salina.ks.us/

The official website for Saline County: www.co.saline.ks.us/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Saline, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salina refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salina may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salina.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salina - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Salina). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salina or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Salina includes: 67401 & 67402.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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