Salem, Illinois Population 2024

6,929

Salem is a city located in Marion County Illinois. Salem has a 2024 population of 6,929. It is also the county seat of Marion County.Salem is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -4.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,265 in 2020.

The average household income in Salem is $70,945 with a poverty rate of 20.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salem is 36.4 years, 34.6 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 93.71%
  • Black or African American: 3.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
996.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.62% (-336)
The current population of Salem, Illinois is 6,929 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,265.

Salem, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,77393.71%
Black or African American2443.38%
Two or more races1622.24%
Asian410.57%
Other race80.11%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2024

Salem Median Age

36.4

Total

34.6

Male

36.9

Female

Salem Adults

There are 5,484 adults, (1,282 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female3,87453.6%
Male3,35446.4%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9712.3660.839.2
Non Family1,1451.245644
Married1,1162.8676.723.3
Female5293.2537.862.2
Male1813.6760.239.8
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2.93

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

60.8%

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 40.48%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,571

Average Earnings

$45,261

Average Male

$38,092

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

99.3% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.36% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,5921,36820.75%
Multiple1624628.4%
Black1794223.46%
Hispanic1111100%
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20.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.58%

Male Poverty Rate

23.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 20.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.04%.

Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.96%
High School19.72%
Some College12.86%
Bachelors or Greater8.7%
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Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed89.77%
Male Unemployed70.27%
Female Employed15.72%
Male Employed7.19%
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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

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

266

Number of Veterans

266

Male Veterans

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

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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

82.13%

Born in Salem

99.82%

Native Born

0.18%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.82% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 82.13% having been born in Illinois. 0.15% 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
20296,469-92-1.4%
20286,561-92-1.38%
20276,653-92-1.36%
20266,745-92-1.35%
20256,837-92-1.33%
20246,929-92-1.31%
20237,021-92-1.29%
20227,113-92-1.28%
20217,205-60-0.83%
20207,2652543.62%
20197,011-33-0.47%
20187,044-68-0.96%
20177,112-60-0.84%
20167,172-66-0.91%
20157,238-45-0.62%
20147,283-23-0.31%
20137,306-62-0.84%
20127,368-26-0.35%
20117,394-57-0.76%
20107,451-458-5.79%
20007,9094395.88%
19907,470-343-4.39%
19807,8131,62626.28%
19706,187220.36%
19606,16560.1%
19506,159-1,160-15.85%
19407,3192,89965.59%
19304,42096327.86%
19203,45778829.52%
19102,669
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Salem Population by Year