Salem, VA 24153 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24153: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, VA 24153

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bennett Springs, VA 24153
Fort Lewis, VA 24153
Glenvar, VA 24153
Hanging Rock, VA 24153
Kesslers Mill, VA 24153
Mason Cove, VA 24153

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,728
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,559
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,205
  • County: Salem City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.288, Longitude -80.081
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24153 has segments in 3 Counties / Independent Cities (Botetourt, Roanoke, Salem City).

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Salem, VA 24153 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,537
Population in Households 36,523
Population in Familes 29,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,014
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 15,410
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 10,170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,897 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,513 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,214 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $180,768
Average Home Value $224,498


Median Household Income $52,310
Average Household Income $71,834
Per Capita Income $30,412
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.42%
Households 0.37% 0.39%
Families 0.23% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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, VA 24153 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24153 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 42 95th
Population Density1 # 243 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 583 33rd
Median Household Income # 400 54th
Per Capita Income # 265 70th

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