Salem, North Carolina Population 2020

1,872

Salem is a city located in North Carolina. Salem has a 2020 population of 1,872. Salem is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -15.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,218 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of 2,349 in 2014.

The average household income in Salem is $60,608 with a poverty rate of 12.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $634 per month, and the median house value is $121,300. The median age in Salem is 46.9 years, 46.8 years for males, and 50.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 109.6 males.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 97.81%
  • Other race: 1.60%
  • Two or more races: 0.59%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, North Carolina is 1,872, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,218.

Salem, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,83197.81%
Some Other Race301.60%
Two or More Races110.59%

Salem Population Pyramid 2020

Salem Median Age

46.9


Total

46.8


Male

50.1


Female

Salem Adults

There are 1,645 adults, (528 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

893

47.70%

Male

979

52.30%

Salem Households and Families

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.6%5.4%
Female92.3%7.7%
All81.2%18.8%
Male67.4%32.6%
Non Family67.3%32.7%

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8652.1681.2
Non Family3761.3867.3
Married3552.6594.6
Female913.4192.3
Male432.4267.4

2.75

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1127.24%
9th to 12th Grade513.29%
High School Graduate40326.03%
Some College47430.62%
Associates Degree22214.34%
Bachelors Degree18411.89%
Graduate Degree1026.59%

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,4611,309286
Hispanic4646
Other Race3030
Multiple Races11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,846$32,316$33,555
Less Than High School$34,375$$
High School Grad$32,083$32,167$29,583
Some College$29,911$31,750$29,411
Bachelors Degree$45,375$69,306$36,364
Graduate Degree$75,000$$

$32,846

Average Earnings

$32,316

Average Male

$33,555

Average Female

Salem Language

Salem Language by Age

Salem Language

98.91% of Salem residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Salem Poverty

Salem Poverty by Race

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.16%

Male Poverty Rate

7.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 13.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 13.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.93%
Some College19.54%
High School7.69%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed4.87%
Female Employed1.61%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Salem Income

Salem Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,848$60,608
Families$79,018$80,458
Married Families$80,365-
Non Families$33,444$34,626

Salem Marital Status

Salem Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

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

Salem Veterans

134

Number of Veterans

122

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam62
First Gulf War44
World War II8
Korea4
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7449
55 to 6434
75+29
35 to 5422
18 to 34

$Salem Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.64%

Born in North Carolina

97.54%

Native Born

2.46%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.54% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 82.64% having been born in North Carolina. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,8720.00%
20191,8720.00%
20181,872-309-14.17%
20172,18180.37%
20162,173-9-0.41%
20152,182-167-7.11%
20142,3491135.05%
20132,2361798.70%
20122,057-65-3.06%
20112,122-96-4.33%
20102,2180.00%