Salida: Low wages and expensive houses

Brief by Central Staff

Salida economy – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Salida is a city of contradictions, according to the people who put together the city’s proposed new comprehensive plan.

The average Salida resident is, to put it politely, “economically challenged.” Median household income in Salida in 1990 was $17,482, lower than Buena Vista’s $20,462 and the county’s $21,174.

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