Salem, IN Profile: Facts & Data


Salem Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Salem Content
Planning to visit Salem? See Local Hotels

Also See: Salem, IN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps

Salem, Indiana - Basic Facts

Quick & Easy Tools

The City of Salem had a population of 6,444 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 38.6056 and longitude -86.1011 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem 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.

The City of Salem is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Salem 2021 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Salem (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Indiana Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Indiana Data Comparison Tool - 2021 Demographics

Salem, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 6,444 (100%)
Population in Households 6,247 (96.9%)
Population in Families 4,817 (74.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 197 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 1,611
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $37,010
Average Household Income $52,072
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $21,527
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,660 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,025 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $135,357
Average Home Value $154,413
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 2,685
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,660
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.17% 0.21%
Households 0.21% 0.26%
Families 0.33% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

Salem, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 106 85th
Population Density # 228 67th
Median Household Income # 657 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 92 14th
Per Capita Income # 613 10th
Diversity Index # 439 36th

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

Salem, IN - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Indiana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2021, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Indiana July 1, 2021 Data
Highest or Lowest: