Salem, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Salem, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Salem had a population of 25,889 as of July 1, 2018. Salem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 37.2853 and longitude -80.0552 in Salem (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 1789074) 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.

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Salem, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,889
Population in Households 23,960
Population in Familes 18,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,929
Population Density2 1,793
Diversity Index3 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,668
Average Household Income $73,288
Per Capita Income $31,856

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,496 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,925 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 718 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $180,776
Average Home Value $225,450
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,421
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,454
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 42 93rd
Population Density # 148 75th
Diversity Index # 389 35th
Median Household Income # 278 53rd
Per Capita Income # 207 65th

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