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Salem, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Salem had a population of 6,218 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 38.6046 and longitude -86.0975 in Washington County. 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. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Salem 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Salem, IN Boundary Map

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Salem, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,218
Population in Households 6,021
Population in Familes 4,691
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,555
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,586
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,628
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,678 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 908 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $100,557
Average Home Value $123,122
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,131
Average Household Income $43,238
Per Capita Income $17,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.26%
Households -0.26% -0.23%
Families 0.34% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 105 85th
Population Density1 # 263 61st
Diversity Index2 # 432 37th
Median Household Income # 599 12th
Per Capita Income # 599 12th

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