Salem, New York Population 2024

776

Salem is a city located in Washington County New York. Salem has a 2024 population of 776. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -4.79% annually and its population has decreased by -16.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 933 in 2020.

The average household income in Salem is $88,646 with a poverty rate of 1.87%. The median age in Salem is 47.5 years: 50.9 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 91.22%
  • Two or more races: 6.21%
  • Black or African American: 1.41%
  • Other race: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
264.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-16.83% (-157)
The current population of Salem, New York is 776 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 933.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White77991.22%
Two or more races536.21%
Black or African American121.41%
Other race101.17%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2024

Salem Median Age

47.5

Total

50.9

Male

36.8

Female

Salem Adults

There are 754 adults, (162 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

44.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female47655.74%
Male37844.26%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3772.2782.217.8
Non Family1841.1183.216.8
Married1613.3491.38.7
Female323.4731.368.8
Male0000

3.25

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

82.2%

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 Grade70.99%
Associates Degree10414.71%
Bachelors Degree9613.58%
Graduate Degree11816.69%
High School Graduate19127.02%
Less Than 9th Grade101.41%
Some College18125.6%

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
White661644213
2+ Races24241
Black12120
Other Race10100
Hispanic770

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.22%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,875$0$46,875
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$50,781$63,194$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,280$64,427$32,758
Some College$29,246$66,375$28,610

$34,280

Average Earnings

$64,427

Average Male

$32,758

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

99.12% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White779162.05%

1.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.23%

Male Poverty Rate

0%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.35%.

Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.81%
Bachelors or Greater1.4%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.95%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
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$76,750$96,608
Households$75,250$88,646
Married Families$117,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$65,625$77,285

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

34

Number of Veterans

34

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War16
Vietnam6
Korea0
World War II0

Salem Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3413
75+11
35 to 5410
55 to 640
65 to 740

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White345.01%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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

76.58%

Born in Salem

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 76.58% having been born in New York. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Salem Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024776-39-4.79%
2023815-39-4.57%
2022854-39-4.37%
2021893-40-4.29%
202093314217.95%
201979110114.64%
201869000%

Salem Population by Year