Salem, Ohio Population 2021

11,452
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Salem is a city located in Columbiana County Ohio. With a 2020 population of 11,452, it is the 156th largest city in Ohio and the 2828th largest city in the United States . Salem is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -6.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,303 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of 14,186 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, Salem has a population density of 1,783 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $64,481 with a poverty rate of 21.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $677 per month, and the median house value is $96,900. The median age in Salem is 40 years, 36.2 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 93.20%
  • Other race: 3.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Ohio is 11,452 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,692.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,303.

Salem, Ohio Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021100,703-590-0.59%
2020101,293-590-0.58%
2019101,883-590-0.58%
2018102,473-589-0.57%
2017103,062-755-0.73%
2016103,817-897-0.86%
2015104,714-907-0.87%
2014105,621-338-0.32%
2013105,959-661-0.62%
2012106,620-799-0.75%
2011107,419-471-0.44%
2010107,8900.00%

Salem Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,97393.20%
Some Other Race3893.30%
Black or African American2211.88%
Two or More Races1911.62%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid $2021

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Salem Median Age

40


Total

36.2


Male

44.5


Female

Salem Adults

There are 9,157 adults, (2,083 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

6,038

51.28%

Male

5,736

48.72%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
Male68.7%31.3%
All56.2%43.8%
Non Family45%55%
Female28.3%71.7%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7512.3956.2
Married2,0583.3173.4
Non Family1,8971.245
Female6012.8828.3
Male1952.7968.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2743.39%
9th to 12th Grade7969.86%
High School Graduate3,34841.46%
Some College1,52618.90%
Associates Degree7379.13%
Bachelors Degree99212.28%
Graduate Degree4034.99%
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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
White7,6196,6941,379
Black207181
Hispanic1573816
Other Race119
2+ Races9393

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.10%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,997$40,690$24,008
Less Than 9th Grade$$$19,716
High School Graduate$26,852$37,332$20,601
Some College$31,563$41,797$25,189
Bachelors Degree$51,280$54,348$48,207
Graduate Degree$56,458$82,083$49,018

$31,997

Average Earnings

$40,690

Average Male

$24,008

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

94.90% of Salem residents speak only English, while 5.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,5561,92118.20%
Hispanic44030469.09%
Other38930478.15%
Black21117281.52%

21.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.60%

Male Poverty Rate

19.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Black, with 81.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 18.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.57%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.28%
Some College20.75%
High School17.18%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed81.48%
Female Unemployed55.93%
Female Employed11.15%
Male Employed6.12%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,134$64,481
Families$59,155$74,743
Married Families$73,390-
Non Families$21,595$45,590
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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 35-44.

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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755

Number of Veterans

707

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam284
First Gulf War138
Second Gulf War115
Korea111
World War II16

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74220
75+207
35 to 54157
55 to 64136
18 to 3435

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7268.49%
2+ Races2920.71%
Hispanic165.69%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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2.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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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81.57%

Born in Salem

96.41%

Native Born

3.59%

Foreign Born

3.04%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.41% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 81.57% having been born in Ohio. 3.04% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,452-80-0.69%
202011,532-80-0.69%
201911,612-80-0.68%
201811,692-88-0.75%
201711,780-93-0.78%
201611,873-72-0.60%
201511,945-103-0.85%
201412,048-39-0.32%
201312,087-74-0.61%
201212,161-90-0.73%
201112,251-52-0.42%
201012,3031060.09%
200012,197-36-0.03%
199012,233-636-0.51%
198012,869-1,317-0.97%
197014,1863320.24%
196013,8541,1000.83%
195012,7544530.36%
194012,3011,6791.48%
193010,6223170.30%
192010,3051,3621.43%
19108,9431,3611.66%
19007,5821,8022.75%
18905,7801,7393.64%
18804,0413410.89%
18703,7000.00%

Salem Population by Year