Salem, Kentucky Population 2022

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Salem is a city located in Livingston County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 716, it is the 286th largest city in Kentucky and the 16986th largest city in the United States. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 722 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Salem has a population density of 841 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $52,791 with a poverty rate of 13.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $560 per month, and the median house value is $75,400. The median age in Salem is 56.3 years, 50.4 years for males, and 60 years for females.

Salem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salemwas:

  • White: 95.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Kentucky is 716 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 722.

Salem, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2022

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Salem Median Age

54.4


Total

43.2


Male

60.2


Female

Salem Adults

There are 551 adults, (203 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

348

53.29%

Male

305

46.71%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

2.93

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,592

Average Earnings

$46,250

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

100.00% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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13.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.85%

Male Poverty Rate

14.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Black, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.17%.

Salem Poverty

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Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

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

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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37

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Salem Veterans by War

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Salem Veterans by Age

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Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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40.6%

Labor Force Participation

38.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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74.73%

Born in Salem

99.54%

Native Born

0.46%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.54% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 74.73% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Salem Population by Year