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The City of Salem had a population of 7,102 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 38.627 and longitude -88.9456 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem 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 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.
|Total Population||7,102 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,833 (96.2%)|
|Population in Families||5,309 (74.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||269 ( 3.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,823|
|Average Household Income||$53,826|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,933|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,403 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,024 (59.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||994 (29.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||385 (11.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$82,624|
|Average Home Value||$97,034|
|Housing Affordability Index3||260|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.97%|
|Per Capita Income||1.68%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.03%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 282||79th|
|Population Density||# 713||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 1270||7th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 910||66th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1237||10th|
|Diversity Index||# 661||52nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.