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The City of Salem had a population of 25,791 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 37.2935 and longitude -80.0548 in Salem (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem encompass a land area of 14.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Salem (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.
The City of Salem has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Fauquier.
|Total Population||25,791 (100%)|
|Population in Households||23,800 (92.3%)|
|Population in Families||18,368 (71.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,991 ( 7.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$59,462|
|Average Household Income||$80,369|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,765|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||11,181 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,438 (57.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,877 (34.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||866 ( 7.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$201,759|
|Average Home Value||$257,072|
|Housing Affordability Index3||163|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.22%|
|Per Capita Income||2.02%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.42%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 42||93rd|
|Population Density||# 155||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 271||54th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 305||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 253||58th|
|Diversity Index||# 408||31st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.