Salem city, Virginia Population 2020

Salem city, Virginia's estimated population is 25,662 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salem city, Virginia is the 68th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201825,643-19-0.07%
201725,6622240.88%
201625,438120.05%
201525,426-1-0.00%
201425,4271130.45%
201325,3141390.55%
201225,1751540.62%
201125,0211270.51%
201024,8941,1384.79%
199023,756-202-0.84%
198023,9581,9768.99%
197021,9820.00%

How Many People Live in Salem city, Virginia?

25,662

Salem city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,26887.26%
Black or African American1,7927.02%
Two or More Races8443.31%
Asian4701.84%
Some Other Race910.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.08%

Salem city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Salem city, Virginia Median Age

41.3


Total

40.6


Male

42.1


Female

Salem city, Virginia Adults

There are 20,602 adults, (4,731 of whom are seniors) in Salem city, Virginia.

Salem city, Virginia Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,617

53.36%

Male

11,902

46.64%

Salem city, Virginia Households and Families

Salem city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Male47.7%52.3%
Female45.3%54.7%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8812.3364.9
Married4,3293.0584.3
Non Family3,8021.1951.7
Female1,4253.0245.3
Male3253.1147.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6113.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,1596.78%
High School Graduate4,90128.69%
Some College3,51120.55%
Associates Degree1,93411.32%
Bachelors Degree3,04617.83%
Graduate Degree1,92011.24%

Salem city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,17413,7804,525
Black1,023873146
Hispanic340274146
Asian296216127
Multiple Races23917336
Other Race4713
Native American2020
Islander101010

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,431$46,674$35,450
Less Than High School$22,982$34,250$
High School Grad$31,985$35,164$29,190
Some College$37,240$42,700$31,742
Bachelors Degree$56,416$64,423$46,689
Graduate Degree$59,688$66,845$56,133

$40,431

Average Earnings

$46,674

Average Male

$35,450

Average Female

Salem city, Virginia Language

Salem city, Virginia Language by Age

Salem city, Virginia Language

96.39% of Salem city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Salem city, Virginia Poverty

Salem city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,8241,3176.64%
Black1,54845829.59%
Asian40714234.89%
Hispanic7578711.49%
Multiple680446.47%
Other612744.26%
Native2020100.00%

9.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

9.90%

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 6.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.32%
High School8.31%
Some College6.70%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.95%
Male Unemployed7.21%
Female Employed4.72%
Male Employed3.10%

Salem city, Virginia Income

Salem city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,185$75,752
Families$75,164$92,372
Married Families$86,875-
Non Families$36,739$46,655

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Salem city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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

Salem city, Virginia Veterans

1,994

Number of Veterans

1,806

Male Veterans

188

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam621
First Gulf War425
Second Gulf War413
Korea211
World War II129
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,84810.14%
Hispanic11920.77%
Black1098.25%
2 or More152.79%
Other1424.56%
Asian82.13%

$Salem city, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem city, Virginia Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Salem city, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.17%

Born in Virginia

97.43%

Native Born

2.57%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.43% of Salem city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in Virginia. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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