West Salem, Ohio Population 2024

1,434

West Salem is a city located in Ashland County, Medina County, and Wayne County Ohio. West Salem has a 2024 population of 1,434. West Salem is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,433 in 2020.

The average household income in West Salem is $73,504 with a poverty rate of 14.03%. The median age in West Salem is 41 years: 40.4 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

West Salem Demographics

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

  • White: 98.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.77%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,343.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.07% (1)
The current population of West Salem, Ohio is 1,434 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,433.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,50198.23%
Two or more races271.77%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Salem Population by Race

West Salem Population Pyramid 2024

West Salem Median Age

41

Total

40.4

Male

42.5

Female

West Salem Adults

There are 1,192 adults, (300 of whom are seniors) in West Salem.

West Salem Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Salem Sex Ratio

Female68744.96%
Male84155.04%

West Salem Population by Age

West Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6452.3782.217.8
Married3112.6290.49.6
Non Family2071.1363.836.2
Male693.391000
Female584.2482.817.2

2.68

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Salem Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade736.98%
Associates Degree444.21%
Bachelors Degree656.21%
Graduate Degree111.05%
High School Graduate64061.19%
Less Than 9th Grade323.06%
Some College18117.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Salem Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,00590258
Hispanic353518
2+ Races640

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 51.43%.

West Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,625$66,250$0
Graduate Degree$76,563$0$0
High School Graduate$45,071$50,368$35,486
Less Than 9th Grade$50,833$50,833$0
Overall$41,395$46,852$34,250
Some College$33,750$42,857$33,009

$41,395

Average Earnings

$46,852

Average Male

$34,250

Average Female

West Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Salem Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Salem Language

99.72% of West Salem residents speak only English, while 0.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

West Salem Language

West Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,39320714.86%
Multiple27311.11%

14.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.34%

Male Poverty Rate

18.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Salem is White, with 14.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Salem is Multiple, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.09%.

West Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.22%
Less Than 9th Grade13.33%
Some College8.44%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed36.36%
Male Employed5.98%
Female Employed5.19%

West Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Salem Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$79,500$89,835
Households$61,563$73,504
Married Families$93,542$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,767$27,982

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Salem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

West Salem Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Salem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

56

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam51
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

West Salem Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7444
75+7
18 to 343
35 to 542
55 to 640

West Salem Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White564.73%

West Salem Veterans by Race

West Salem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Salem Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Salem Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.51%

Born in West Salem

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of West Salem residents were born in the United States, with 83.51% having been born in Ohio. 0% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,43500%
20281,43500%
20271,43510.07%
20261,43400%
20251,43400%
20241,43400%
20231,43400%
20221,43400%
20211,43410.07%
20201,433-90-5.91%
20191,52320.13%
20181,521-2-0.13%
20171,523-2-0.13%
20161,52560.39%
20151,51960.4%
20141,51360.4%
20131,50780.53%
20121,49910.07%
20111,49830.2%
20101,49500%

West Salem Population by Year