Salem, Arkansas Population 2024

1,660

Salem is a city located in Saline County Arkansas. Salem has a 2024 population of 1,660. Salem is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 5.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,571 in 2020.

The average household income in Salem is $42,141 with a poverty rate of 33.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salem is 46.3 years, 48.2 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Salem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salem was:

  • White: 91.03%
  • Two or more races: 6.95%
  • Black or African American: 1.42%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
449.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.67% (89)
The current population of Salem, Arkansas is 1,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,571.

Salem, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35091.03%
Two or more races1036.95%
Black or African American211.42%
Other race50.34%
Asian40.27%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2024

Salem Median Age

46.3

Total

48.2

Male

46.1

Female

Salem Adults

There are 1,207 adults, (341 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female87358.87%
Male61041.13%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5772.3950.449.6
Non Family2481.1435.964.1
Married2293.0173.426.6
Female723.572575
Male285.3957.142.9
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salem Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 9.52%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$28,147

Average Earnings

$35,577

Average Male

$23,233

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Salem Language

98.54% of Salem residents speak only English, while 1.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,25540932.59%
Multiple1024241.18%
Hispanic13861.54%
Black19631.58%
Asian4375%
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33.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.47%

Male Poverty Rate

37.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Asian, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is Black, with 31.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.22%.

Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.21%
Some College29.36%
High School29%
Bachelors or Greater10.96%
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Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed20%
Female Employed14.92%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Salem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

122

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Salem Veterans by War

count

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Salem Veterans by Age

count

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Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.5%

Labor Force Participation

41.1%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Salem Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.47%

Born in Salem

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 47.47% having been born in Arkansas. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Salem Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,790261.47%
20281,764261.5%
20271,738261.52%
20261,712261.54%
20251,686261.57%
20241,660261.59%
20231,634261.62%
20221,608261.64%
20211,582110.7%
20201,571-102-6.1%
20191,673221.33%
20181,651241.48%
20171,62760.37%
20161,621-6-0.37%
20151,62780.49%
20141,619-11-0.67%
20131,630
20121,630-8-0.49%
20111,63830.18%
20101,635
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Salem Population by Year