Salem city, Virginia Population 2019

Salem city, Virginia's estimated population is 25,662 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salem city, Virginia is the 68th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201825,643-19-0.07%
201725,6622240.88%
201625,438120.05%
201525,426-1-0.00%
201425,4271130.45%
201325,3141390.55%
201225,1751540.62%
201125,0211270.51%
201024,8941,1384.79%
199023,756-202-0.84%
198023,9581,9768.99%
197021,9820.00%

Salem city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,534
Black or African American1,907
Two or More Races544
Asian490
Some Other Race36
American Indian and Alaska Native10

Salem city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Salem city, Virginia Median Age

41.1


Total

40.7


Male

41.6


Female

Salem city, Virginia Adults

There are 20,552 adults, (4,711 of whom are seniors) in Salem city, Virginia.

Salem city, Virginia Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,574

53.19%

Male

11,947

46.81%

Salem city, Virginia Households and Families

Salem city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
Male56.3%43.7%
Female40.8%59.2%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9972.3165.5
Married4,3712.9982.1
Non Family3,6841.1657.3
Female1,5602.9640.8
Male3822.9756.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6533.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,0716.24%
High School Graduate5,40131.45%
Some College3,50120.38%
Associates Degree1,78510.39%
Bachelors Degree2,99517.44%
Graduate Degree1,76910.30%

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,18813,7794,382
Black1,083955141
Hispanic37231597
Asian348250126
Multiple Races18715531
Other Race2213
Native American1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,205$43,610$31,972
Less Than High School$19,722$23,750$15,982
High School Grad$30,183$35,380$26,392
Some College$35,170$39,639$30,806
Bachelors Degree$53,059$73,696$41,563
Graduate Degree$57,244$70,357$53,921

$37,205

Average Earnings

$43,610

Average Male

$31,972

Average Female

Salem city, Virginia Language

Salem city, Virginia Language by Age

Salem city, Virginia Language

96.14% of Salem city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Salem city, Virginia Poverty

Salem city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,9551,4017.02%
Black1,66737222.32%
Asian44716937.81%
Hispanic765668.63%
Multiple404235.69%
Other361336.11%
Native1010100.00%

8.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.44%

Male Poverty Rate

10.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem city, Virginia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem city, Virginia is Multiple, with 5.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.60%
High School8.90%
Some College6.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.77%
Male Unemployed12.67%
Female Employed5.72%
Male Employed4.10%

Salem city, Virginia Income

Salem city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,990$72,865
Families$68,149$87,947
Married Families$82,188-
Non Families$33,794$43,405

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Salem city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Salem city, Virginia Veterans

2,050

Number of Veterans

1,870

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam666
Second Gulf War356
First Gulf War347
Korea256
World War II127

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,90610.38%
Black1239.10%
Hispanic6513.24%
Asian112.80%
2 or More102.76%

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Education

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem city, Virginia Employment Status

62%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Salem city, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990