For population 25 years and over in Salem:
For population 15 years and over in Salem city:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $373 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (73.5 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (135.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (375.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Viola, AR (3.0 miles ), Horseshoe Bend, AR (3.3 miles ), Oxford, AR (3.4 miles ), Franklin, AR (3.7 miles) , Cherokee Village, AR (3.9 miles ), Ash Flat, AR (3.9 miles ), Mammoth Spring, AR (4.2 miles ), Highland, AR (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 36.37 N, Longitude: 91.82 W
Area code: 870
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Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+6.6%).
Work and jobs in Salem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Salem, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/14/1996, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Salem city center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.
On 12/24/1982, a category F4 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Salem center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Salem center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Joe Brainard - Artist and writer.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem and their reported violations in the past:FULTON COUNTY WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1417, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.2%
(31.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.4% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Salem (based on Fulton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.08%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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8.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,337 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,142 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Salem fatal accident list:
Sep 13, 2005 10:10 AM, Us-62-12, Sr-395, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jul 17, 1996 10:35 AM, Us-62-12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 8, 1994 09:36 AM, 395-1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 1984 09:30 PM, Ducker, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:6
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)
FAA Registered Aircraft:12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)
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