Salem (city) County VA Information


Salem (city) County Subdivisions

Salem (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,955
Population in Households 23,962
Population in Familes 18,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,993
Population Density1 1,798
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 10,362
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 6,450
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,655 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,707 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 810 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $171,991
Average Home Value $210,597


Median Household Income $48,746
Average Household Income $67,890
Per Capita Income $29,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.48%
Households 0.5% 0.46%
Families 0.35% 0.36%
Median Household Income   -1.85%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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 (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 69 49th
Population Density1 # 23 84th
Diversity Index2 # 93 31st
Median Household Income # 61 55th
Per Capita Income # 37 73rd

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