Salida

73°F
Current Population
6,000
Elevation Level
7083 ft

About Salida

The city of Salida is located in central Colorado and it’s the most populous city in Chaffee County.  Chaffee County is home to the most mountains with an elevation of 14,000+ feet, otherwise know as 14ers, in the state, so there is a lot of beautiful terrain surrounding Salida. The Sawatch Range, Arkansas river and Monarch Mountain are near Salida offering year-round opportunities to explore!

Many come to Salida to enjoy the public hotsprings that can be found throughout the town. Some of the hot spring establishments date back to the late 1800s!

Explore Salida

Entertainment & Culture

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Popular Restaurants

Salida's historic district has several excellent places to catch a bite to eat. If you're looking for family friendly meals, a romantic spot for 2 or a quick place to eat while window shopping, all can be found downtown.

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Parks

When in Salida, your outdoor activities are endless. Chaffee County is a favorite among Coloradans because of the vast amount of seasonal activities, no matter the season you can have fun in this part of the state. Salida has many trails and open spaces with trails for hiking and biking. Of course you can challenge yourself by conquering a 14'er, or several as Salida has the most 14,000 mountain peaks in Colorado! Rafting, kayaking, fishing, ATVing and other activities are also popular in the summer months. In the winter had over to Monarch Mountain to ski! 

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About the Community

Longfellow Elementary School

Summary
  • District Salida School District No. R-32
  • Phone (719) 530-5260
  • Address 425 W 7TH ST
  • County Chaffee County
  • Grade KN - 04
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 420
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Salida Early Childhood Center

Summary
  • District Salida School District No. R-32
  • Phone (719) 530-5360
  • Address 516 TELLER ST
  • County Chaffee County
  • Grade PK - PK
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 100
  • Student Teacher Ratio 5

Salida High School

Summary
  • District Salida School District No. R-32
  • Phone (719) 530-5300
  • Address 26 JONES AVE
  • County Chaffee County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 290
  • Student Teacher Ratio 11

Salida Middle School

Summary
  • District Salida School District No. R-32
  • Phone (719) 530-5300
  • Address 520 MILFORD ST
  • County Chaffee County
  • Grade 05 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 350
  • Student Teacher Ratio 11

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 6,000
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 6,772
Households
  • Total Households 2,894
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 3,274
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 650

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 8.65
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 11.90
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 48.50
  • Avg Jan High Temp 41.60
  • Avg Jul High Temp 83.30
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 128
  • Air Pollution Index 99
  • Earthquake Index 71
  • Hail Index 7
  • Tornado Index 4
  • Wind Index 22

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1967
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 76
  • Health Care Cost 76
  • Transportation Cost 76