|City of Salida, Colorado|
|Nickname: Heart of the Rockies|
Location in Chaffee County and the state of Colorado
|State||State of Colorado|
|County||Chaffee County - seat|
|Incorporated||March 23, 1891|
|- Type||Statutory City|
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|- Land||2. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 2 sq mi (5. 7 km²)|
|- Water||0 sq mi (0 km²)|
|Elevation||7,083 ft (2,159 m)|
|- Density||2,501. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/sq mi (965. 6/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|ZIP codes||81201, 81227 (PO Box), 81237|
|GNIS feature ID||0204758|
|Website: City of Salida|
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A post office box (often abbreviated PO Box or PO Box) is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post office station A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks The map to the right is clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Chaffee County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  The population was 5,504 at the U.S. Census 2000.
The town's name is Salida (pronounced Sah-LEE-dah) Spanish for Exit, as it is the exit of the valley. Local, non-hispanics pronounce it sə-LYE-də.
Founded in 1880, Salida was originally a railroad town and was a significant link in the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, generally referred to as the Rio Grande, became the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1920 and is today a Fallen After World War II the railroad began pulling back its operations in Salida. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Many residents in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s worked either in local ranching operations or commuted north to Leadville to work at the Climax Molybdenum Company. Leadville is a Statutory City that is the County seat of and the only incorporated municipality in Climax was an unincorporated Mining Village and a former US Post Office located in Lake County Colorado. Today the most prominent business in Salida is tourism, consisting of skiing at Monarch ski area, whitewater rafting, kayaking and outfitting, particularly on the Arkansas River. Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area is located on US Highway 50. It is twenty miles west of Salida Colorado, on Monarch Pass and has 54 trails two Rafting or whitewater rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a Raft to navigate a River or other bodies of water Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water Kayaking is generally differentiated from Canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of The Arkansas River is a major Tributary of the Mississippi River. Salida is home to the annual FIBArk kayak race, one of the oldest and most prestigious whitewater races in North America. Overview FIBArk stands for "First in Boating the Arkansas" -- it's a festival that started in the 1950s
Salida is located at .(38. 531442, -105. 996090)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (5. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 2. 2 square miles (5. 7 km²) of it is land, and the Arkansas River, which runs through town, is the major source of water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,504 people, 2,504 households, and 1,449 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,480. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 people per square mile (957. 3/km²). There were 2,748 housing units at an average density of 1,238. 3/sq mi (477. 9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92. 66% White, 0. 05% African American, 1. 44% Native American, 0. 38% Asian, 0. 02% Pacific Islander, 3. 29% from other races, and 2. 16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10. 76% of the population.
There were 2,504 households out of which 25. 0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45. 9% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42. 1% were non-families. 35. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 15 and the average family size was 2. 80.
In the city the population was spread out with 21. 4% under the age of 18, 6. 3% from 18 to 24, 27. 5% from 25 to 44, 24. 2% from 45 to 64, and 20. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,790, and the median income for a family was $38,240. Males had a median income of $30,447 versus $20,867 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,252. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 2% of families and 14. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 13. 7% of those age 65 or over.
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