Salem is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 26,091, it is the 21st largest city in Virginia and the 1466th largest city in the United States. Salem is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 5.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,802 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Salem has a population density of 1,797 people per square mile.
The average household income in Salem is $75,752 with a poverty rate of 9.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $915 per month, and the median house value is $176,800. The median age in Salem is 41.3 years, 40.6 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males.