Salem, Indiana Population 2020

6,195

Salem is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 6,195, it is the 104th largest city in Indiana and the 4216th largest city in the United States. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,319 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of 6,332 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Salem has a population density of 1,549 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $44,604 with a poverty rate of 20.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $577 per month, and the median house value is $83,800. The median age in Salem is 38.2 years, 36.3 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 97.36%
  • Two or more races: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Indiana is 6,195, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,197.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,319.

Salem, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,01897.36%
Two or More Races981.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.58%
Black or African American240.39%
Asian50.08%

Salem Population Pyramid 2020

Salem Median Age

38.2


Total

36.3


Male

40.6


Female

Salem Adults

There are 4,839 adults, (1,219 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

3,292

53.26%

Male

2,889

46.74%

Salem Households and Families

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female49.9%50.1%
Male37.5%62.5%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6872.263.6
Non Family1,1411.0954.9
Married1,0293.0581.5
Female3972.9149.9
Male1203.0137.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2856.79%
9th to 12th Grade66615.88%
High School Graduate1,66039.57%
Some College59714.23%
Associates Degree3297.84%
Bachelors Degree4089.73%
Graduate Degree2505.96%

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0063,119617
Multiple Races9842
Native American363636
Hispanic3434
Black168
Asian555

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,130$35,737$29,979
Less Than High School$31,316$37,933$28,789
High School Grad$25,660$28,140$15,714
Some College$36,046$36,988$31,779
Bachelors Degree$50,625$51,701$41,948
Graduate Degree$36,691$40,556$34,926

$32,130

Average Earnings

$35,737

Average Male

$29,979

Average Female

Salem Language

Salem Language by Age

Salem Language

99.37% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.63% of the population.

Salem Poverty

Salem Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,7371,15820.18%
Multiple984545.92%
Hispanic431739.53%

20.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.36%

Male Poverty Rate

23.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Multiple, with 45.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 20.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.83%.

Name Poverty
High School26.44%
Less Than High School23.47%
Bachelors or Greater11.88%
Some College10.53%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.24%
Female Unemployed31.69%
Female Employed13.29%
Male Employed4.67%

Salem Income

Salem Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,775$44,604
Families$46,016$53,522
Married Families$57,305-
Non Families$17,997$26,623

Salem Marital Status

Salem Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

Salem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Salem Marital Status by Race

Salem Veterans

485

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam133
Second Gulf War112
First Gulf War98
Korea60
World War II18
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
35 to 5498
18 to 3494
75+89
55 to 6472
Name Veterans % of Total
White4649.92%
2 or More2121.43%

$Salem Veterans by Education

7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Employment Status

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.26%

Born in Indiana

99.77%

Native Born

0.23%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.77% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 70.26% having been born in Indiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,195-1-0.02%
20196,196-1-0.02%
20186,197350.57%
20176,162-1-0.02%
20166,163-23-0.37%
20156,186-38-0.61%
20146,22440.06%
20136,220-16-0.26%
20126,236-68-1.08%
20116,304-28-0.44%
20106,3321600.26%
20006,1725530.94%
19905,6193290.61%
19805,2902490.48%
19705,0414951.04%
19604,5461,2753.35%
19503,271770.24%
19403,1940.00%
19303,1943581.20%
19202,8360.00%