Salem, Iowa Population 2024

371

Salem is a city located in Henry County Iowa. Salem has a 2024 population of 371. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -2.11% annually and its population has decreased by -6.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 397 in 2020.

The average household income in Salem is $53,837 with a poverty rate of 11.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salem is 50.4 years, 43.3 years for males, and 54.2 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 87.87%
  • Two or more races: 7.1%
  • Asian: 2.96%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.89%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
607.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.55% (-26)
The current population of Salem, Iowa is 371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 397.

Salem, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29787.87%
Two or more races247.1%
Asian102.96%
Other race41.18%
Black or African American30.89%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2024

Salem Median Age

50.4

Total

43.3

Male

54.2

Female

Salem Adults

There are 273 adults, (79 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female17451.48%
Male16448.52%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1412.486.513.5
Married742.9685.114.9
Non Family451.4286.713.3
Female192.1189.510.5
Male351000
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

86.5%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 50%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,250

Average Earnings

$36,500

Average Male

$28,125

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

95.65% of Salem residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.86% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2974013.47%
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11.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.37%

Male Poverty Rate

13.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.62%.

Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.27%
Bachelors or Greater16.67%
High School15.6%
Some College4.55%
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Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed6.56%
Female Employed2.47%
showing: 4 rows

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

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

34

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

2

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

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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

80.77%

Born in Salem

97.93%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.93% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 80.77% having been born in Iowa. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Salem Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029331-8-2.36%
2028339-8-2.31%
2027347-8-2.25%
2026355-8-2.2%
2025363-8-2.16%
2024371-8-2.11%
2023379-8-2.07%
2022387-8-2.03%
2021395-2-0.5%
2020397143.66%
2019383-2-0.52%
2018385
2017385
2016385-2-0.52%
201538710.26%
2014386-1-0.26%
201338720.52%
2012385-3-0.77%
201138820.52%
2010386
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Salem Population by Year