Salem, South Dakota Population 2022

1,255
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Salem is a city located in McCook County South Dakota. Salem has a 2020 population of 1,255. Salem is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,347 in 2010.

The average household income in Salem is $66,977 with a poverty rate of 5.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $836 per month, and the median house value is $107,900. The median age in Salem is 47 years, 44.4 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 93.91%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, South Dakota is 1,255 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,255.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,347.

Salem, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,11193.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.42%
Some Other Race211.78%
Two or More Races463.89%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2022

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Salem Median Age

47


Total

39.8


Male

53.7


Female

Salem Adults

There are 864 adults, (302 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

53.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

543

45.90%

Male

640

54.10%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married81.6%18.4%
Female76.2%23.8%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family50.3%49.7%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4912.2971.7
Married2832.8181.6
Male223.32100
Female212.9576.2
Non Family1651.1750.3

2.83

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade536.54%
9th to 12th Grade415.06%
High School Graduate32039.46%
Some College15118.62%
Associates Degree9511.71%
Bachelors Degree10012.33%
Graduate Degree516.29%
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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
White751681151
Native American55
2+ Races3325
Hispanic248
Other Race171

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.11%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,987$36,607$27,019
Less Than 9th Grade$27,917$30,170$
High School Graduate$32,321$48,558$18,333
Some College$31,852$38,125$27,917
Bachelors Degree$43,750$43,625$50,179
Graduate Degree$65,875$2,500$66,125

$31,987

Average Earnings

$36,607

Average Male

$27,019

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

98.25% of Salem residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.14% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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5.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.70%

Male Poverty Rate

7.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 6.29% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.39%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.89%
High School9.12%
Some College4.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.21%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.61%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed3.38%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,039$72,384
Families$71,389$88,764
Married Families$79,327-
Non Families$33,029$37,507
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.4%

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 35-44.

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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69

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War10
Vietnam19
Korea14
World War II

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5429
55 to 64
65 to 7422
75+18

Salem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White688.42%
2+ Races13.03%
Hispanic14.00%

Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4%

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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76.58%

Born in Salem

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 76.58% having been born in South Dakota. 1.44% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,3470.00%
20111,327-20-1.48%
20121,3270.00%
20131,33360.45%
20141,315-18-1.35%
20151,287-28-2.13%
20161,285-2-0.16%
20171,29160.47%
20181,29540.31%
20191,285-10-0.77%
20201,275-10-0.78%
20211,265-10-0.78%
20221,255-10-0.79%

Salem Population by Year