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The City of Salem had a population of 7,132 as of July 1, 2020.
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 (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.
|Total Population||7,132 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,862 (96.2%)|
|Population in Families||5,349 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||270 ( 3.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,188|
|Average Household Income||$53,867|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,858|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,376 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,972 (58.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,046 (31.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||358 (10.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$80,709|
|Average Home Value||$97,896|
|Housing Affordability Index3||264|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.99%|
|Per Capita Income||1.53%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.28%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 709||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 1232||10th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 876||64th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1208||12th|
|Diversity Index||# 650||53rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.