Salem (city) County VA Information

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Salem (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Salem (city) County VA Housing Affordability Index is 143
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Salem (city) County VA Wealth Index is 95
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 26,099
Population in Households 24,140
Population in Families 18,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,959
Population Density 1,808
Diversity Index1 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,929
Average Household Income $80,442
Per Capita Income $34,093
Wealth Index3 95

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,606 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,887 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 670 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $191,990
Housing Affordability Index2 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,493
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,521
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.55% 0.27%
Households 0.47% 0.28%
Families 0.36% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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Salem (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem (city) County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 22 84th
Diversity Index # 92 32nd
Median Household Income # 51 62nd
Per Capita Income # 35 74th

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