Salem

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 1,324 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic1,312 96.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
American Indiansuppressed
Asiansuppressed
Blacksuppressed
Hispanic (any race)suppressed
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 588 6.4%
5 to 17250 18.3%
18 to 64736 53.9%
65+293 21.4%
Median age44.8
Population by gender
Female666 48.7%
Male701 51.3%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)250
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)88 35.2%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$51,250
Population for whom poverty status is determined1,301 [2]
In poverty168 12.9%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 1750 20.7%
18 to 6475 10.3%
65+24 9.6%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population1,313
Individuals without health insurance126 9.6%
Individuals with one or more disabilities197 15.0%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs109 19.3%
Cost burdened owners57 13.8%
Cost burdened renters52 33.8%
Homeownership rate420 70.6%
White non-Hispanic420 73.2%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornsuppressed
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellsuppressed
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer258 38.8%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 83.6%
Total adult population (25+)975
Less than high school104 10.7%
High school or equivalent366 37.5%
Some college or associate's degree297 30.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher208 21.3%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.