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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salemwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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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
99.31% 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.
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