Salem city, Virginia Population 2021

Salem city, Virginia's estimated population is 25,317 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salem city, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 24,895 and has seen a growth of 1.70% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202125,31780.03%
202025,30980.03%
201925,30180.03%
201825,293-80-0.32%
201725,3731210.48%
201625,252-112-0.44%
201525,364-64-0.25%
201425,4281110.44%
201325,3171380.55%
201225,1791530.61%
201125,0261310.53%
201024,8951,1394.79%
199023,756-202-0.84%
198023,9581,9768.99%
197021,9820.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.03%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
24,895
Growth Since 2010
1.70%
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Salem city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,11587.35%
Black or African American1,7066.74%
Two or More Races7633.01%
Asian4381.73%
Some Other Race2370.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.09%
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Salem city, Virginia Population By Race

Salem city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Salem city, Virginia Median Age

41.2


Total

39.7


Male

42.1


Female

Salem city, Virginia Adults

There are 20,473 adults, (4,803 of whom are seniors) in Salem city, Virginia.

Salem city, Virginia Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

13,546

53.51%

Masculino

11,771

46.49%

Salem city, Virginia Population by Age

Salem city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All63.6%36.4%
Masculino58.3%41.7%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Mujer42.8%57.2%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem city, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9122.363.6
Married4,3092.9883.8
Non Family3,7601.1648.9
Mujer1,4402.9942.8
Masculino4033.0958.3

2.92

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Salem city, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5833.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,2737.44%
High School Graduate4,95328.95%
Some College3,57720.91%
Associates Degree1,94711.38%
Bachelors Degree2,96117.31%
Graduate Degree1,81410.60%
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Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,10113,6814,377
Black1,087943138
Hispanic34118150
Asian290228172
2+ Races27621854
Other Race16417
Native American2323
Islander131313

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$41,265$47,042$35,542
Less Than 9th Grade$26,917$41,429$9,047
High School Graduate$31,130$32,353$28,218
Some College$38,916$46,547$31,646
Bachelors Degree$54,745$65,756$48,050
Graduate Degree$60,563$76,935$55,994

$41,265

Average Earnings

$47,042

Average Male

$35,542

Average Female

Salem city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem city, Virginia Language by Age

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Salem city, Virginia Language

95.14% of Salem city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Salem city, Virginia Language

Salem city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,5861,3236.75%
Black1,40231422.40%
Hispanic71323232.54%
Asian37610327.39%
Other2118439.81%
Multiple654416.27%
Native2323100.00%

9.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.53%

Male Poverty Rate

10.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem city, Virginia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem city, Virginia is Multiple, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.60%.

Salem city, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.97%
High School8.99%
Some College5.25%
Bachelors or Greater2.51%

Salem city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.44%
Male Unemployed4.71%
Female Employed4.63%
Male Employed3.14%

Salem city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,165$78,216
Families$75,250$95,593
Married Families$89,049-
Non Families$36,151$47,099
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Income by Household Type

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Salem city, Virginia 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 35-44.

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

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1,747

Number of Veterans

1,632

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam649
First Gulf War413
Second Gulf War275
Korea165
World War II115

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74499
75+462
35 to 54326
55 to 64278
18 to 34182

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6339.05%
Black785.74%
Hispanic387.00%
2+ Races174.03%
Other Race126.90%
Asian71.94%

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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4.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Salem city, Virginia Employment by Age

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Salem city, Virginia Employment by Race

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Salem city, Virginia 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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69.46%

Born in Salem city, Virginia

96.61%

Native Born

3.39%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.61% of Salem city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 69.46% having been born in Virginia. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Salem city, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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