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North Salem, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of North Salem had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2016. North Salem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Salem is located at latitude 39.8596 and longitude -86.6444 in Hendricks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of North Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hendricks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Town of North Salem (GNIS ID: 2396823) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of North Salem is located within Township of Eel River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hendricks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Salem, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 569
Population in Households 569
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,189
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $132,602


Median Household Income $52,935
Average Household Income $60,791
Per Capita Income $23,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.7%
Households 1.4% 1.61%
Families 1.73% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Salem, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Salem to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 455 33rd
Population Density1 # 93 86th
Diversity Index2 # 614 10th
Median Household Income # 232 66th
Per Capita Income # 282 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.