Salem, South Carolina Population 2021

154
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Salem is a city located in Oconee County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 154, it is the 243rd largest city in South Carolina and the 17383rd largest city in the United States . Salem is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 14.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 135 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Salem has a population density of 168 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $59,928 with a poverty rate of 15.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $122,500. The median age in Salem is 43.3 years, 41 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 97.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.27%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, South Carolina is 154 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 152.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 135.

Salem, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12997.73%
Two or More Races32.27%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid $2021

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Salem Median Age

43.3


Total

41


Male

43.3


Female

Salem Adults

There are 101 adults, (18 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

72

54.55%

Male

60

45.45%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Non Family75%25%
All86%14%
Married89.3%10.7%
Female100%0%

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All433.0786
Married283.5789.3
Non Family121.6775
Female34100
Male00

3.61

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade22.27%
9th to 12th Grade1921.59%
High School Graduate3640.91%
Some College1112.50%
Associates Degree910.23%
Bachelors Degree1011.36%
Graduate Degree11.14%
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Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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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 12.94%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,750$$22,500
Less Than 9th Grade$16,667$$20,417
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$62,083$75,417$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,750

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$22,500

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

100.00% of Salem residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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15.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

21.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College20.00%
High School16.67%
Less Than 9th Grade9.52%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed8.00%
Male Employed3.45%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,417$59,928
Families$66,563$70,845
Married Families$67,500-
Non Families-$31,725
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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2

Number of Veterans

2

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1
65 to 741
55 to 64
35 to 54
18 to 34

Salem Veterans by Age

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Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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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59.85%

Born in Salem

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 59.85% having been born in South Carolina. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115410.65%
202015310.66%
201915210.66%
201815121.34%
201714921.36%
20161470.00%
201514732.08%
20141440.00%
20131440.00%
201214421.41%
2011142-1-0.70%
20101430.00%

Salem Population by Year