The City of Salina is located in north central Kansas, near the geographic center of the contiguous United States.
It is the seventh-largest city in Kansas, with a population of nearly 50,000.
Situated at the intersection of Interstate Highways 70 and 135, the City of Salina is centered in one of the largest wheat producing areas of the world. Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas are 180 and 95 miles away, respectively, via the direct access of these two highways. Denver is 425 miles to the west.
The City serves as a regional trade center for north central Kansas. Many individuals and businesses within a 70-mile radius travel to the City to purchase consumer goods and services. This designation as a regional trade center is supported by the fact that Saline County has the third-highest retail trade pull factor of all Kansas counties, according to the Kansas State University Extension Economic Department.
Salina also has a large and diversified manufacturing base, with industry leaders in lighting, automotive batteries and foods. For more economic information, contact the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Salina Airport Authority websites.
In 1989, Salina was one of 10 cities to receive the All-America City Award given annually by the National Civic League. This award is given to cities who portray civic excellence through community participation, communication, involvement and leadership.