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Salem, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Salem is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 38.6046 and longitude -86.0975. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Salem, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salem, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Salem indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Salem, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,273
Population in Households 6,076
Population in Familes 4,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,568
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 2,607
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,697 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 910 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $81,033
Average Home Value $92,546


Median Household Income $36,024
Average Household Income $42,553
Per Capita Income $17,645
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% -0.24%
Households -0.13% -0.22%
Families 0.64% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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.


Salem, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 104 85th
Population Density1 # 259 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 415 40th
Median Household Income # 612 10th
Per Capita Income # 613 10th

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