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Population in 2012: 7,381 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 

Males: 3,533  (47.9%)
Females: 3,848  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62881.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,456 (it was $34,339 in 2000)
Salem:

$35,456
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,706

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,556 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$64,556
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,029; Detached houses: $79,779; Townhouses or other attached units: $89,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,468; Mobile homes: $47,709

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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  • White alone - 7,120 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 99 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 81 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 86 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 78 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.0%), Irish (17.5%), English (12.8%), United States (10.5%), Dutch (3.5%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1894

Land area: 6.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,210 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

91 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Illinois as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 308 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,749 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $994 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (70.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (232.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Odin, IL (2.4 miles ), Alma, IL (2.6 miles ), Iuka, IL (2.9 miles ), Sandoval, IL (3.1 miles ), Kell, IL (3.1 miles ), Junction City, IL (3.2 miles ), Central City, IL (3.4 miles ), Kinmundy, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $174,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 88.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,431 (+32.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,939 (62.0%)

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1777324427211
per 100,000 12.688.588.590.138.726.052.853.026.894.027.913.313.4
Robberies 0000001511923
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.013.266.213.413.4125.326.640.2
Assaults 6124456109189104
per 100,000 75.9151.750.651.564.578.1132.0119.2241.0120.913.90.053.6
Burglaries 41596565683752465375697256
per 100,000 518.4746.0821.8836.8877.8481.8686.6609.2709.51007.3961.0959.0750.2
Thefts 352447391391387312292365297354284274280
per 100,000 4450.65651.84943.75033.54995.54063.03855.34833.83975.94754.23955.43649.43750.8
Auto thefts 816202018181281020845
per 100,000 101.2202.3252.9257.5232.3234.4158.4105.9133.9268.6111.453.367.0
Arson 00001123210304
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.012.913.026.439.7281.10.041.80.053.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 241.3385.5347.3353.6315.4245.0280.2322.1285.5375.7289.5230.0235.2

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Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Illinois average:

2.76

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Salem, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the Salem city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from Salem center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Salem center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bill Laswell - Bass guitarist, William Jennings Bryan - Secretary of State, William G. Kline - College football player, Charles W. Bryan - Politician, Rockette Morton - Bass guitarist, Ira G. Hedrick - Civil engineer, Morrie Steevens - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

  • LYNWOOD ESTATES (Hospital, 301 RODDY ROAD)
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 1201 RICKER DRIVE)
  • DOCTORS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1201 HAWTHORN ROAD)
  • TWIN WILLOWS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1600 NORTH BROADWAY, PO BOX 370)

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Airports and heliports located in Salem:


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Amtrak station near Salem:

  • 13 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Local government website: www.ci.salem.il.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 14 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,425)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 54 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 56 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 10,723)
  • John A Logan College (about 62 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Lake Land College (about 65 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 65 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Saint Louis University-Main Campus (about 70 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 9,852)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • ST THERESA OF AVILA (Students: 54; Location: 190 N OHIO AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Salem, map of school districts: SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT 111, SALEM COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 600

Library in Salem:

  • BRYAN-BENNETT LIBRARY (Operating income: $159,302; Location: 217 WEST MAIN STREET; 29,107 books; 782 e-books; 1,023 audio materials; 1,296 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Salem: Marion County Fairground (A), Salem Country Club (B), Salem Landfill (C), Salem Sewage Treatment Plant (D), Marion County Courthouse (E), Marion County Emergency Medical Services (F), Salem Area Ambulance (G), Salem Fire Protection District (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Bible Fellowship Church (B), Broadway Christian Church (C), Central Christian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Church of God (F), First General Baptist Church (G), Free Methodist Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bryan Memorial Park (1), East Lawn Cemetery (2), Clapp Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: C and EI Reservoir (A), Salem Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Salem: Tully Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1800 West Main Street), Comfort Inn & Suites (1800 West Main Street), Holiday Inn Salem- Il (Holiday Inn 1812 West Main Street).

 
Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem that have no violations reported:

  • WAL MART SUPERCENTER #0198 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.5%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.6% for Black residents, 68.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.4% for other race residents, 69.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, IL

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 113 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Salem compared to Illinois state average:

Salem, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Salem Branch at 401 West Main Street, branch established on 1959/01/09; Salem Westgate Facility Branch at 1365 West Main, branch established on 1981/12/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Marion County Savings Bank: at 301 W Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01; West Main Street Drive-Up Branch at 310 West Main Street, branch established on 1999/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.2 mil, Deposits: $99.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Salem Branch at 102 Cross Creek Boulevard, branch established on 1997/05/12. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Iuka State Bank: Salem Il Branch at 420 East Main Street, branch established on 2011/01/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.1 mil, Deposits: $27.1 mil, headquarters in Iuka, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Iuka Bancshares Inc
  • Regions Bank: 420 W Main St Branch at 420 West Main Street, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Bank: Salem Branch at 1310 West Main Street, branch established on 1870/10/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Salem, I-57, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-5882
  • Continental Motel, 1600 E Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-3090
  • Restwell Motel, 700 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-2040
  • Lakewood Motel, 1500 E Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-2785
  • Guesthouse Inn, 1812 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-4212, Fax: (618) 548-2584
  • Budget Inn Motel Salem, 1234 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-1548
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1800 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-2177, Fax: (618) 548-2062
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Salem travel time to work - commute


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salem city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.54%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents27.5%17.5%13.6%10.4%8.4%
Congregations20.2%17.2%4.0%17.2%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.6%2.7%2.3%1.9%12.1%
Congregations1.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Marion County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$10,379$31,1370$0
Other Government Administration 13$31,618$29,1860$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$63,863$54,7400$0
Police - Other 5$15,263$36,6310$0
Streets and Highways 3$10,384$41,5360$0
Solid Waste Management 4$13,202$39,6060$0
Sewerage 6$22,302$44,6040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,638$43,6561$64
Water Supply 8$27,113$40,6700$0
Gas Supply 5$19,505$46,8120$0
Local Libraries 2$4,131$24,7866$2,765
Totals for Government 65$221,398$40,8737$2,829

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $223,000 ($30.21)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $12,465,000 ($1688.80)
    Gas Utilities: $3,978,000 ($538.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,380,000 ($186.97)
    Police Protection: $954,000 ($129.25)
    Water Utilities: $927,000 ($125.59)
    General - Other: $753,000 ($102.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $707,000 ($95.79)
    Sewerage: $667,000 ($90.37)
    Regular Highways: $591,000 ($80.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $284,000 ($38.48)
    Libraries: $141,000 ($19.10)
    General Public Buildings: $90,000 ($12.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,467,000 ($198.75)
    Benefit Payments: $157,000 ($21.27)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($3.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($10.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $976,000 ($132.23)
    Sewerage: $362,000 ($49.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000 ($44.17)
    Central Staff: $91,000 ($12.33)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($10.97)
    Water Utilities: $71,000 ($9.62)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($5.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($3.93)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($1.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,071,000 ($958.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($14.36)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,465,000 ($1688.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $813,000 ($110.15)
    Sewerage: $720,000 ($97.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $101,000 ($13.68)
    All Other: $15,000 ($2.03)
    Parking Facilities: $10,000 ($1.35)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $95,000 ($12.87)
    Interest Revenue: $60,000 ($8.13)
    Local Employee Contribution: $54,000 ($7.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($13.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $883,000 ($119.63)
    Interest Earnings: $171,000 ($23.17)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $4,397,000 ($595.72)
    Water Utilities: $1,155,000 ($156.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,682,000 ($363.37)
    Highways: $267,000 ($36.17)
    All Other: $93,000 ($12.60)
  • Tax - Property: $1,278,000 ($173.15)
    NEC: $71,000 ($9.62)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,770,000 ($239.80)
    Gas Utilities: $400,000 ($54.19)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,248,000 ($169.08)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,435,000 ($329.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $333,000 ($45.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,315,000 ($313.64)
    Gas Utilities: $345,000 ($46.74)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($6.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,720,000 ($233.03)
    Other, NEC: $1,035,000 ($140.22)
    Gas Utilities: $55,000 ($7.45)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $963,000 ($130.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,501,000 ($203.36)
    Total Federal Securities: $709,000 ($96.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,477,000 ($471.07)

4.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Jefferson County, IL  0.61% ($29,430 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.39% ($31,850)
from Fayette County, IL  0.25% ($18,821)


5.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, IL  0.52% ($26,125 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IL  0.33% ($24,098)
to Washington County, IL  0.30% ($33,978)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Salem, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $210,000
Total average daily traffic: 115,925
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,475

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salem, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Salem, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Salem


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, IL

Most common first names in Salem, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10074.4 years
John8772.2 years
James8674.0 years
Charles8473.8 years
Mary8178.7 years
Robert6071.4 years
George4776.9 years
Helen4079.3 years
Harold3472.2 years
Dorothy3378.0 years
Most common last names in Salem, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5179.5 years
Williams4475.9 years
Jones4178.4 years
Brown3574.0 years
Johnson2374.7 years
Davis2376.4 years
Donoho2375.4 years
Wilson2380.6 years
Phelps2273.7 years
Gaston1982.5 years
Businesses in Salem, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS1Nike2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Dennys1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1Wendy's1

Salem on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Raymond J. Drake, Jr. (6)
  • Larry E. Maddux (5)
  • James B. Stiehl (4)
  • Ray Drake (3)
  • Larry Maddux (3)
  • Kevin Cantrell (1)
  • Joshua Kaburick (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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