Salem, Indiana Population 2021

6,213
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Salem is a city located in Washington County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 6,213, it is the 107th largest city in Indiana and the 4234th largest city in the United States . Salem is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually but its population has decreased by -1.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,319 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of 6,329 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Salem has a population density of 1,553 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $46,267 with a poverty rate of 19.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $557 per month, and the median house value is $82,600. The median age in Salem is 38.3 years, 36.3 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 96.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.03%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Black or African American: 0.42%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Other race: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Indiana is 6,213 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,195.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,319.

Salem, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,98696.99%
Two or More Races1252.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.45%
Black or African American260.42%
Asian50.08%
Some Other Race20.03%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid $2021

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Salem Median Age

38.3


Total

36.3


Male

42.1


Female

Salem Adults

There are 4,886 adults, (1,269 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

3,301

53.48%

Male

2,871

46.52%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
Female65.7%34.3%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Male37.8%62.2%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7612.1365.1
Non Family1,2031.0950.3
Married1,0453.0184.9
Female4022.7665.7
Male1112.9937.8

2.84

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2215.18%
9th to 12th Grade65015.24%
High School Graduate1,80842.40%
Some College63214.82%
Associates Degree3808.91%
Bachelors Degree3999.36%
Graduate Degree1744.08%
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Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,0693,266540
2+ Races12060
Native American282828
Hispanic2626
Black168
Asian555
Other Race22

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%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,335$35,689$30,476
Less Than 9th Grade$28,902$27,067$29,583
High School Graduate$27,779$29,806$16,071
Some College$35,747$37,031$31,649
Bachelors Degree$52,500$$45,833
Graduate Degree$42,273$41,420$43,942

$32,335

Average Earnings

$35,689

Average Male

$30,476

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

99.52% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,7241,11719.51%
Multiple1253830.40%
Hispanic291241.38%

19.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.11%

Male Poverty Rate

19.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Hispanic, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 19.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.28%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.28%
High School24.71%
Bachelors or Greater13.84%
Some College7.64%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.28%
Male Unemployed26.92%
Female Employed9.00%
Male Employed5.20%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,339$46,267
Families$47,746$56,347
Married Families$56,152-
Non Families$17,951$28,777
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Salem Marital Status

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376

Number of Veterans

376

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War108
Vietnam102
Korea46
Second Gulf War39
World War II22

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54115
75+99
65 to 7493
55 to 6450
18 to 3419

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3577.58%
2+ Races1915.83%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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8.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Employment by Age

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Salem Employment by Race

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Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.25%

Born in Salem

99.76%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.76% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 70.25% 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.

Salem Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,21360.10%
20206,20760.10%
20196,20160.10%
20186,195340.55%
20176,161-7-0.11%
20166,168-23-0.37%
20156,191-39-0.63%
20146,23040.06%
20136,226-17-0.27%
20126,243-58-0.92%
20116,301-28-0.44%
20106,3291570.25%
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%

Salem Population by Year