The City of Salem had a population of 7,353 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 38.6277 and longitude -88.9576 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.
The City of Salem (GNIS ID: 2396526) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||7,083|
|Population in Familes||5,544|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||270|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,450 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,994 (57.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,098 (31.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||358 (10.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$73,426|
|Average Home Value||$90,627|
|Median Household Income||$38,132|
|Average Household Income||$50,494|
|Per Capita Income||$21,659|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.16%|
|Per Capita Income||1.34%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 281||80th|
|Population Density1||# 719||48th|
|Diversity Index2||# 687||50th|
|Median Household Income||# 1192||13th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1090||20th|
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