Salem, Missouri Population 2022

4,540
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Salem is a city located in Dent County Missouri. Salem has a 2020 population of 4,540. It is also the county seat of Dent County. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,608 in 2010.

The average household income in Salem is $42,943 with a poverty rate of 24.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $531 per month, and the median house value is $73,800. The median age in Salem is 46.6 years, 38 years for males, and 51.4 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 91.84%
  • Two or more races: 6.22%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Missouri is 4,540 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,608.

Salem, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,50491.84%
Black or African American260.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.47%
Some Other Race460.94%
Two or More Races3056.22%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2022

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Salem Median Age

44.1


Total

36.6


Male

49.3


Female

Salem Adults

There are 3,883 adults, (1,230 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

2,787

56.83%

Male

2,117

43.17%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
Male71.3%28.7%
All48.6%51.4%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female23.5%76.5%

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3412.0548.6
Married642372.4
Male873.471.3
Female4123.1823.5
Non Family1,2001.0642.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1735.15%
9th to 12th Grade37111.04%
High School Graduate1,24937.16%
Some College90626.96%
Associates Degree1975.86%
Bachelors Degree3008.93%
Graduate Degree1654.91%
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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
White3,0062,527465
Black1212
Native American2323
Other Race2121
2+ Races246212
Hispanic7443

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 white people with a rate of 15.47%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,092$33,833$21,075
Less Than 9th Grade$30,147$35,323$22,283
High School Graduate$28,165$43,819$20,625
Some College$30,030$32,018$18,537
Bachelors Degree$31,389$43,375$24,722
Graduate Degree$34,145$33,487$43,690

$30,092

Average Earnings

$33,833

Average Male

$21,075

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

97.72% of Salem residents speak only English, while 2.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black252392.00%
Multiple30514748.20%
White4,35798422.58%
OtherNaN%

24.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.78%

Male Poverty Rate

25.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Black, with 92.00% 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 5.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.86%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.43%
High School24.31%
Some College18.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.98%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed12.94%
Female Unemployed92.45%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,511$38,263
Families$42,527$48,047
Married Families$53,684-
Non Families$18,062$26,750
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.0%

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 20-34.

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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324

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War10
First Gulf War57
Vietnam162
Korea49
World War II10

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5427
55 to 6499
65 to 74128
75+70

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3058.55%
Black27.69%
2+ Races176.91%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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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74.20%

Born in Salem

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 74.20% having been born in Missouri. 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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403,1510.00%
19503,6114601.37%
19603,8702590.70%
19704,3634931.21%
19804,454910.21%
19904,486320.07%
20004,8543680.79%
20104,950960.20%
20114,916-34-0.69%
20124,882-34-0.69%
20134,848-34-0.70%
20144,814-34-0.70%
20154,780-34-0.71%
20164,746-34-0.71%
20174,712-34-0.72%
20184,678-34-0.72%
20194,644-34-0.73%
20204,608-36-0.78%
20214,574-34-0.74%
20224,540-34-0.74%

Salem Population by Year