Salem, New Mexico Population 2024

1,100

Salem is a city located in Doña Ana County New Mexico. Salem has a 2024 population of 1,100. Salem is currently growing at a rate of 13.17% annually and its population has increased by 87.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 586 in 2020.

The average household income in Salem is $33,546 with a poverty rate of 72.75%. The median age in Salem is 25.7 years: 36.8 years for males, and 14.8 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • Other race: 85.9%
  • White: 11.37%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
840.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
87.71% (514)
The current population of Salem, New Mexico is 1,100 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 586.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race72585.9%
White9611.37%
Two or more races232.73%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2024

Salem Median Age

25.7

Total

36.8

Male

14.8

Female

Salem Adults

There are 569 adults, (0 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

0

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female43151.07%
Male41348.93%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2523.3569.430.6
Married1723.6883.716.3
Male493.670100
Non Family3101000
Female0000

3.68

Average Family Size

3.35

Average Household Size

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salem Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6915.1%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate13529.54%
Less Than 9th Grade20244.2%
Some College5111.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic4341630
Other Race3381400
White23230
2+ Races23230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 0%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$16,221$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$15,776$0$16,548
Some College$0$0$0

$15,776

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$16,548

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Salem Language

2.81% of Salem residents speak only English, while 97.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 97.19% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic82161474.79%
Other72557278.9%

72.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

62.71%

Male Poverty Rate

82.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Other, with 78.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is Hispanic, with 74.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 54.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 61.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 76.7%.

Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.84%
Some College54.9%
High School49.63%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed66.26%
Female Employed65.69%
Male Unemployed51.61%
Female Unemployed0%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$25,823$30,134
Households$26,768$33,546
Married Families$27,317$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

78.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

23

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War23
Second Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Salem Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5423
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2323.96%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

21.1%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Salem Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.81%

Born in Salem

47.51%

Native Born

52.49%

Foreign Born

41.23%

Non Citizen

11.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

47.51% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 39.81% having been born in New Mexico. 41.23% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,10012813.17%
202397212815.17%
202284412817.88%
202171613022.18%
202058627588.42%
2019311-339-52.15%
2018650-87-11.8%
201773730.41%
2016734-241-24.72%
2015975181.88%
201495715919.92%
2013798-79-9.01%
201287710012.87%
2011777-165-17.52%
201094200%

Salem Population by Year