With a population of roughly 150,000, the gorgeous cities are presently the biggest city within Monterey County. The city is located only 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the mouth of the Salinas River lies about 10 miles west-northwest from the city. It is about 52 feet above sea level. This suburban city has the nickname of "Salad Bowl of the United States" because 80% of all the lettuce produced within the states is produced here.
There are various types of housing within the city for all the levels of income. Salinas has everything from luxury homes to low level apartments, that depends on the area.
Due to the climate is extremely mild climate, makes the area perfect for the vineyards and floral industry. The city heavily leans on its agricultural focus. It was even the birthplace of John Steinbeck, who has since won a Nobel Prize in Literature. Many of his novels were set or inspired within the city.
The temperature within the city ranges during the wintertime is about sixty degrees all through the day and thirty degrees Fahrenheit at night, while during the summertime is approximately ten degrees higher at 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which lowers to about fifty degrees Fahrenheit at night. The precipitation averages roughly 14.4 inches of rain per year.
In the economy, there are about 55% of the jobs being of the blue collar kind, with 45% white collar. The sales and office management 24%) and other connected occupations (21.4%), are the two top occupation sectors within the city. Forestry, farming and fishing (14.4%) and production, transportation and material moving occupations (14.4%) account for a lot of the various jobs within the city. Merely 9.1% of the people worked in maintenance and construction. Nonetheless, several people believe this number is skewed. These numbers do not include farm workers who migrate and work for roughly nine months of the year.
Local agriculture businesses, like for instance Taylor Farms, Tanimura & Antle, and D'Arrigo Bros. hire a large percent of the population, as do other companies comprising Fresh Express and HSBC.