West Salem, Illinois Population 2022

764
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West Salem is a city located in Edwards County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 764, it is the 761st largest city in Illinois and the 16563rd largest city in the United States. West Salem is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -2.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 786 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, West Salem has a population density of 490 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Salem is $52,002 with a poverty rate of 15.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $467 per month, and the median house value is $51,400. The median age in West Salem is 40.4 years, 41.9 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

West Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 95.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Black or African American: 1.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Salem, Illinois is 764 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 786.

West Salem, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82995.07%
Black or African American131.49%
Two or More Races303.44%
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West Salem Population by Race

West Salem Population Pyramid 2022

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West Salem Median Age

37.8


Total

36.6


Male

38.4


Female

West Salem Adults

There are 635 adults, (179 of whom are seniors) in West Salem.

West Salem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52

Child Dependency Ratio

West Salem Sex Ratio

Female

437

50.11%

Male

435

49.89%

West Salem Population by Age

West Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Salem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male92.9%7.1%
Married91.8%8.2%
All84.9%15.1%
Non Family78.9%21.1%
Female65.6%34.4%

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Salem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3322.5684.9
Married1583.1891.8
Male284.0792.9
Female323.4465.6
Non Family1141.0878.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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West Salem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade91.59%
9th to 12th Grade468.13%
High School Graduate18733.04%
Some College12622.26%
Associates Degree11420.14%
Bachelors Degree5910.42%
Graduate Degree254.42%
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West Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White54449383
2+ Races991
Black139

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 15.26%.

West Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,337$45,313$24,286
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$38,750$46,250$18,750
Some College$37,222$44,000$31,250
Bachelors Degree$49,583$55,417$30,833
Graduate Degree$$$76,250

$37,337

Average Earnings

$45,313

Average Male

$24,286

Average Female

West Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Salem Language by Age

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West Salem Language

96.41% of West Salem residents speak only English, while 3.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.87% of the population.

West Salem Language

West Salem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1313100.00%
White81611814.46%
OtherNaN%
Multiple3013.33%

15.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Salem is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Salem is Multiple, with 3.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.22%.

West Salem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
High School25.13%
Some College13.75%
Bachelors or Greater1.19%

West Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.93%
Male Unemployed19.05%
Female Employed2.84%
Female Unemployed60.00%

West Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Salem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,024$52,250
Families$56,667$64,026
Married Families$63,000-
Non Families$31,000$28,468
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Income by Household Type

West Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Salem Married by Age and Sex

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West Salem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

West Salem Marital Status by Race

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West Salem Marital Status

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58

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7
First Gulf War2
Vietnam26
Korea5
World War II3

West Salem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343
35 to 546
55 to 642
65 to 7421
75+26

West Salem Veterans by Age

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West Salem Veterans by Race

West Salem Veterans by Education

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18.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Salem Veterans by Education

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51.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Salem Employment by Age

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West Salem Employment by Race

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West 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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70.18%

Born in West Salem

99.89%

Native Born

0.11%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.89% of West Salem residents were born in the United States, with 70.18% having been born in Illinois. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Salem Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20108970.00%
2011886-11-1.23%
2012875-11-1.24%
2013864-11-1.26%
2014853-11-1.27%
2015842-11-1.29%
2016831-11-1.31%
2017820-11-1.32%
2018809-11-1.34%
2019798-11-1.36%
2020786-12-1.50%
2021775-11-1.40%
2022764-11-1.42%

West Salem Population by Year