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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.
|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%)|
|Median Household Income||$37,010|
|Average Household Income||$52,072|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,527|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.82%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.36%|
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.
|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.