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Salinas, California
City
City of Salinas
Main Street in downtown Salinas, 2006
Main Street in downtown Salinas, 2006
Official seal of Salinas, California
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Official logo of Salinas, California
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Nickname(s): 
"The Salad Bowl of the World"[1]
Motto(s): 
"Rich in Land, Rich in Values."[2]
Location of Salinas, California
Location of Salinas, California
Salinas, California is located in California
Salinas, California
Salinas, California
Location in the United States
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Salinas, California is located in the United States
Salinas, California
Salinas, California
Salinas, California (the United States)
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Coordinates: 36°40′40″N 121°39′20″W / 36.67778°N 121.65556°W / 36.67778; -121.65556Coordinates: 36°40′40″N 121°39′20″W / 36.67778°N 121.65556°W / 36.67778; -121.65556
Country United States
State California
Region Northern California
County Monterey
Incorporated March 4, 1874[3]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Joe Gunter[4]
 • State senator Anna Caballero (D)[5]
 • Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D)[5]
 • U. S. rep. Jimmy Panetta (D)[6]
Area
[7]
 • City 23.65 sq mi (61.25 km2)
 • Land 23.61 sq mi (61.15 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)  0.16%
Elevation
[8]
52 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2010)[9]
 • City 150,441
 • Estimate 
(2018)[10]
156,259
 • Rank 1st in Monterey County
34th in California
157th in the United States
 • Density 6,658.96/sq mi (2,570.99/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
93901–93902, 93905–93907, 93912, and 93915
Area code 831
FIPS code 06-64224
GNIS feature IDs 277589, 2411768
Website www.cityofsalinas.org