Salem city, Virginia Population 2018

Salem city, Virginia's estimated population is 25,862 with a growth rate of 1.23% 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
201725,8623151.23%
201625,5472571.02%
201625,290-159-0.62%
201525,449140.06%
201425,4351250.49%
201325,3101530.61%
201225,1571480.59%
201125,0091310.53%
201024,8781,1224.72%
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
White22,248
Black or African American1,951
Asian509
Two or More Races451
Some Other Race111
American Indian and Alaska Native20

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Salem city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Salem city, Virginia Median Age

40.6


Total

40.2


Male

41.1


Female

Salem city, Virginia Adults

There are 20,358 adults, (4,502 of which are seniors) in Salem city, Virginia.

Salem city, Virginia Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,386

52.93%

Male

11,904

47.07%

Salem city, Virginia Households and Families

Salem city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Male50.1%49.9%
Female38.9%61.1%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0602.2964.3
Married4,4742.9880.5
Non Family3,8161.1955.8
Female1,3932.9438.9
Male3772.750.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem city, Virginia Households

Salem city, Virginia Education

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6673.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,1186.59%
High School Graduate5,11830.15%
Some College3,77322.23%
Associates Degree1,73310.21%
Bachelors Degree2,83616.71%
Graduate Degree1,73010.19%

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,96313,4024,158
Black1,1831,065176
Hispanic36533674
Asian353311173
Multiple Races12287
Other Race5342
Native American2020

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 native american people with a rate of 49.01%.

Salem city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,202$43,250$30,785
Less Than High School$23,505$31,250$16,394
High School Grad$28,688$35,158$25,088
Some College$32,371$39,032$28,656
Bachelors Degree$50,591$62,416$38,929
Graduate Degree$58,274$73,420$52,245

$36,202

Average Earnings

$43,250

Average Male

$30,785

Average Female

Salem city, Virginia Language

Salem city, Virginia Language by Age

Salem city, Virginia Language

95.07% of Salem city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.93% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Salem city, Virginia Poverty

Salem city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,7771,5227.70%
Black1,75444425.31%
Hispanic7849912.63%
Asian492489.76%
Multiple325257.69%
Native2020100.00%

9.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.09%

Male Poverty Rate

9.64%

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 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.28%.

Salem city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.55%
High School10.27%
Some College8.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.10%

Salem city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.64%
Male Unemployed16.78%
Female Employed5.50%
Male Employed4.24%

Salem city, Virginia Income

Salem city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,351$70,046
Families$66,511$86,283
Married Families$76,944$
Non Families$31,062$40,430

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Salem city, Virginia Veterans

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by War

2,162

Number of Veterans

1,967

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam681
First Gulf War372
Second Gulf War356
Korea292
World War II114

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74596
75+534
35 to 54514
18 to 34260
55 to 64258

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,96110.79%
Black18513.53%
Hispanic213.74%
2 or More165.35%

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem city, Virginia Employment Status

Salem city, Virginia Employment by Age

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Salem city, Virginia Employment by Race

Salem city, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Salem city, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Salem24848255497012.82%
Data Sources
  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