Salina, Kansas

Salina: The most populous city in Saline County, Kansas. It is located on the Saline River in the central part of the state. Salina is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Smoky Valley Museum and the Salina Art Center.


Salina is a city located in the county of Saline in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,707 and a population density of 726 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 46,274 inhabitants.

The city was created 166 years ago in 1857.

Salina, Kansas is a city in Saline County, Kansas. It is the county seat of Saline County and had a population of 46,889 as of the 2020 census.

The city is named after Salina Creek. The creek was named by early settlers who mistook its salt content for that of a salt creek.

Salina is located at (37.845505, -97.722003). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 66.65 square miles (172.04 km²), all land.

Salina is on U.S.-56; it is also served by K-4 and K-202 highways, as well as its own municipal airport, which is approximately north of the city center in southeast Salina; this airport serves primarily general aviation traffic and hosts an annual air show each fall with tens of thousands attending each year from around the state and beyond.

Salina is home to Haskell Indian Nations University and has several other colleges within its limits. It is also home to many retail stores and restaurants as well as various other businesses.

Salina locator map
Location of Salina on Kansas map.

Quick Facts about Salina

Population : 46,274 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
County : Saline County
Different from : Saliena
Postal code : 67401–67402
Phone Area Codes : 785
Area : 65.72 km2
Altitude : 1,224 feet / 373 meters
Capital city : Salina is capital of Saline County
Establishment : January 01, 1858 (166 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 10:40:13 (19th April 2024)
Density : 704 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.1% (2010-2020)
Salina water tower image
Salina water tower
Salina water tower image


Salina is located at 38°50'25"N 97°36'41"W (38.8402800, -97.6114200).

Salina map


According to census records, the population of Salina decreased by 3.1% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 47,707 - census
2011 47,923 0.45% estimation process
2012 47,975 0.11% estimation process
2013 47,912 -0.13% estimation process
2014 47,715 -0.41% estimation process
2015 47,639 -0.16% estimation process
2016 47,220 -0.89% estimation process
2017 46,826 -0.84% estimation process
2018 46,707 -0.25% estimation process
2019 46,550 -0.34% estimation process
2020 46,274 -0.6% estimation process

Salina zip code is 67401. County name: Saline, County fips: 20169

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People born in Salina (58)

People born in Salina, including film actor George Murdock, musician Herbie Harper, politician Dean M. Gillespie, .


  • John Balthasar Brungardt (Catholic bishop) he was born in 10/07/1958
  • John W. Carlin (American politician) he was born in 03/08/1940
  • Gene Mauch (baseball player) he was born in 18/11/1925
  • Luke French (American baseball player) he was born in 13/09/1985
  • Terence Newman (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back) he was born in 04/09/1978
  • Gene Wojciechowski (Sports writer)
  • Nikol Soulis (American basketball player) she was born in 17/05/1985
  • Adrianna Franch (American soccer player) she was born in 12/11/1990
  • Alan Jilka (American mayor) he was born in 28/03/1962
  • Brent Venables (American football player and coach) he was born in 18/12/1970
  • Breon Mitchell (Linguist, Professor) he was born in 09/08/1942
  • Dennis Shaver (American track and field coach)
  • Jeremy Petty (American racing driver) he was born in 31/08/1982
  • Jim Millinder (American soccer player-coach) he was born in 27/11/1958
  • John F. Hayes (American lawyer and politician) he was born in 11/12/1919
  • Karen Philipp (American actress and singer) she was born in 07/09/1945
  • Kenneth S. Davis (American historian) he was born in 29/09/1912
  • Kurt Budke (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 03/06/1961

Schools in Salina

College & universities near Salina, KS

Code Name City ZIP
478917 Hays Academy of Hair Design Salina (KS) 67401-0000

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Salina, KS

Code Name Address Type
NEW Newton 414 North Main St. RAIL
HUT Hutchinson North Walnut St & East 3rd Ave RAIL

Post offices near Salina

Post Office Name City ZIP
Salina Post Office Salina (KS) 67401

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Salina , Utah city in Sevier County, Utah, United States with a population of 2,648 people.
  • Salina , Oklahoma human settlement in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States of America with a population of 1,396 people.
  • Salina , Illinois township of Illinois with a population of 1,306 people.

Other cities in Saline County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Saline County , KS.

City Name Population Title
Assaria 408 City in Saline County, Kansas, United States of America
Gypsum 391 City in Saline County, Kansas, United States of America
Falun 281 Community in Saline County in Kansas, USA
Brookville 252 Human settlement in Saline County, Kansas, United States of America
Trenton 247 Human settlement in Kansas, United States of America
Smolan 203 Township in Saline County, Kansas
New Cambria 125 Human settlement in Saline County, Kansas, United States of America
Glendale 107 Unincorporated community in Saline County, Kansas

Distance to Other Cities

Salina distances to largest Kansas cities