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The City of Salem had a population of 6,446 as of July 1, 2020.
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 (GNIS ID: 2396525) 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||6,446 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,249 (96.9%)|
|Population in Families||4,831 (74.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||197 ( 3.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$35,759|
|Average Household Income||$48,125|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$19,840|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,034 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,623 (53.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,056 (34.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||355 (11.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$104,787|
|Average Home Value||$133,826|
|Housing Affordability Index3||208|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.74%|
|Per Capita Income||1.46%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.44%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 225||67th|
|Median Household Income||# 661||3rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 135||20th|
|Per Capita Income||# 628||8th|
|Diversity Index||# 441||35th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.