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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salemwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Salem
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.