Salem, IL 62881 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62881: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, IL 62881

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 553
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,464
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 199
  • County: Marion County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.628, Longitude -88.946
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Salem, IL 62881 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,270
Population in Households 10,986
Population in Familes 8,865
Population in Group Qrtrs 284
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 4,628
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,283 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,345 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $81,513
Average Home Value $106,298


Median Household Income $43,860
Average Household Income $56,172
Per Capita Income $23,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.26%
Households -0.19% -0.18%
Families -0.37% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salem, IL 62881 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62881 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 344 75th
Population Density1 # 592 57th
Diversity Index2 # 809 41st
Median Household Income # 1055 24th
Per Capita Income # 1023 26th

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