Salem, Utah Population 2021

8,943
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Salem is a city located in Utah County Utah. With a 2020 population of 8,943, it is the 72nd largest city in Utah and the 3341st largest city in the United States . Salem is currently growing at a rate of 1.83% annually and its population has increased by 39.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,423 in 2010. Salem reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Salem has a population density of 869 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $113,474 with a poverty rate of 2.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,250 per month, and the median house value is $331,900. The median age in Salem is 27.9 years, 25.5 years for males, and 28.8 years for females.

Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 94.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
The current population of Salem, Utah is 8,943 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,621.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,423.

Salem, Utah Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,66094.58%
Two or More Races2583.19%
Some Other Race490.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.44%
Asian300.37%
Black or African American290.36%
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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid $2021

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Salem Median Age

27.9


Total

25.5


Male

28.8


Female

Salem Adults

There are 5,232 adults, (764 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

3,883

47.94%

Male

4,216

52.06%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male68.4%31.6%
Female82.9%17.1%
Non Family90.6%9.4%
All91.8%8.2%
Married93%7%

91.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0613.9391.8
Married1,6924.393
Non Family2551.0590.6
Female764.2482.9
Male386.0368.4

4.31

Average Family Size

3.93

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade160.38%
9th to 12th Grade1192.86%
High School Graduate85820.64%
Some College1,18428.49%
Associates Degree46511.19%
Bachelors Degree1,13327.26%
Graduate Degree3819.17%
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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
White3,8983,7821,468
Hispanic14913021
2+ Races443816
Islander3737
Other Race23174
Asian20209
Native American1414

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 asian people with a rate of 45.00%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,117$75,308$21,250
Less Than 9th Grade$20,234$45,000$17,050
High School Graduate$25,000$47,768$20,733
Some College$43,061$62,313$18,935
Bachelors Degree$61,818$96,354$25,179
Graduate Degree$92,750$99,545$69,844

$46,117

Average Earnings

$75,308

Average Male

$21,250

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

94.14% of Salem residents speak only English, while 5.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4542072.78%
Hispanic27462.19%

2.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.37%

Male Poverty Rate

2.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is White, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is Hispanic, with 2.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.04%.

Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School6.76%
Some College3.03%
Bachelors or Greater1.12%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed1.95%
Male Employed0.74%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$98,750$113,474
Families$106,292$122,625
Married Families$107,163-
Non Families$34,464$43,209
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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.6%

Male Marriage Rate

65.4%

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 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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139

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam64
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War12
World War II3
Korea3

Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7464
55 to 6432
75+31
18 to 3412
35 to 54

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

39.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

2.2%

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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78.45%

Born in Salem

97.54%

Native Born

2.46%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.54% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 78.45% having been born in Utah. 0.59% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,9431611.83%
20208,7821611.87%
20198,6211611.90%
20188,4602683.27%
20178,1924115.28%
20167,7813634.89%
20157,4182193.04%
20147,1992914.21%
20136,9081562.31%
20126,7521452.19%
20116,6071432.21%
20106,4642,0923.99%
20004,3720.00%

Salem Population by Year