Salem (city) County VA Information


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  1. Salem (city) County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forSalem (city) County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Salem (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,885
Population in Households 23,956
Population in Familes 18,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,929
Population Density2 1,793
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $52,665
Average Household Income $73,286
Per Capita Income $31,858


Total Housing Units 11,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,494 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,925 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 718 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $180,794
Average Home Value $225,466


Total Households 10,419
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,453
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.35%
Households 0.44% 0.38%
Families 0.27% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.25%


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, 2018 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 # 23 83rd
Diversity Index # 90 33rd
Median Household Income # 58 57th
Per Capita Income # 36 74th

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