Salem, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Salem, Virginia Info Snack

Population
25,317
Unemployment
4.4%
Poverty
9.1%
Median Home
$181,900
Median Income
$57,165
Median Rent
$913

Salem SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Salem, VA Crime Report

582
Total Crimes
2,274.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-8.17%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Salem
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 582 2,274.3 1,850.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 23 89.9 208.0 366.7
Murder 1 3.9 5.0 5.0
Robbery 5 19.5 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 14 54.7 128.7 250.2
Property Crime 559 2,184.4 1,642.7 2,109.9
Burglary 46 179.8 162.8 340.5
Larceny 473 1,848.4 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 40 156.3 120.3 219.9

Salem, VA Cost Of Living

93
Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Salem Virginia National Average
Overall 93 107 100
Services 93 99 100
Groceries 87 96 100
Health 100 97 100
Housing 92 130 100
Transportation 91 90 100
Utilities 102 100 100

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Rankings for Salem in Virginia

Map Of Salem, VA

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Population over time in Salem

Year Population % Change
2019 25,317 -0.8%
2018 25,519 -0.0%
2017 25,521 0.9%
2016 25,290 0.5%
2015 25,165 0.2%
2014 25,120 0.7%
2013 24,950 0.6%
2012 24,792 0.2%
2011 24,733 0.4%
2010 24,641 -

Race / Ethnicity in Salem

White
85.3% (21,593)
African American
6.6% (1,661)
American Indian
0.1% (34)
Asian
1.7% (424)
Hawaiian
0.1% (24)
Other
0.3% (73)
Two Or More
2.7% (674)
Hispanic
3.3% (834)
Race Salem VA USA
White 85.3% 61.8% 60.7%
African American 6.6% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 6.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 3.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.3% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Salem

Female
53.5% (13,545)
Male
46.5% (11,771)
Gender Salem VA USA
Female 53.5% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.5% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salem for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,012)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,772)
High School / GED
29.0% (7,341)
Some College
21.0% (5,316)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,784)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (4,303)
Master's Degree
9.0% (2,278)
Professional Degree
1.0% (253)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (253)
Education Salem VA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Salem, Virginia

Less than $10,000
3.8% (95,015)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.4% (85,054)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.3% (261,803)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (253,374)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (359,117)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.2% (537,909)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.6% (370,100)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.1% (356,818)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.5% (87,352)
$200,000 or more
4.9% (125,154)
Income Salem VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.8% 5.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.4% 3.4% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.3% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 7.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 11.0% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.2% 16.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.6% 13.0% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.1% 17.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.5% 8.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.9% 10.9% 7.7%

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