Salem, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 6,236 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 2,794  (44.8%)
Females: 3,442  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 47167.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,665 (it was $29,256 in 2000)
Salem:

$31,665
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,735 (it was $16,299 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,306 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Salem:

$80,306
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $592.

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  • Races in Salem, IN (2010)

    Salem races chart
    • 6,13097.0%White alone
    • 621.0%Hispanic
    • 500.8%Two or more races
    • 350.6%Asian alone
    • 280.4%Black alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.09%Other race alone

Races in Salem detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salem: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (27.1%), German (21.8%), Irish (11.6%), English (6.8%), Scottish (4.6%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,603 people per square mile   (low).

Salem,IN real estate house value index trend

Salem, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Indiana as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 160 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $583 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $404 (0.6%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (32.1 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (238.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Pekin, IN (2.9 miles ), Campbellsburg, IN (3.1 miles ), Livonia, IN (3.2 miles) , Saltillo, IN (3.3 miles) , Borden, IN (3.5 miles ), Little York, IN (3.5 miles) , Fredericksburg, IN (3.6 miles) , Palmyra, IN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $239,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.60 N, Longitude: 86.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,321 (+21.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,057 (44.3%)

Area code: 812

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01000000
per 100,000 0.015.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 10200002
per 100,000 16.00.031.40.00.00.00.030.6
Assaults 203122856
per 100,000 32.00.047.1186.030.8122.076.591.8
Burglaries 12101010141373
per 100,000 191.9157.0157.0155.0215.5198.2107.145.9
Thefts 19252114911120
per 100,000 303.9392.4329.8217.0138.5167.7183.60.0
Auto thefts 10200000
per 100,000 16.00.031.40.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 10000000
per 100,000 16.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.1) 37.038.144.355.126.043.729.329.9

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Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 17 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Indiana average:

1.87
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -177 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Salem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Salem, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Salem city center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 190 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 77% 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 97.3 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 97.6 miles away from Salem center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from the city 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 100.7 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 95.0 miles away from Salem center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 107.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: Thomas Jackson Rodman - General, Thomas Trueblood - College professor, John Hay - Union Army officer, Robert H. Milroy - Union Army general, Newton Booth - Governor of California, Bill Richardson (baseball) - Baseball player, Ovid Nicholson - Major League Baseball outfielder.

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • BLUE RIVER SERVICES INC (75 EAST OAK DRIVE)
  • BLUE RIVER SERVICES INC. (118 NORTH NICHOLAS AVE)
  • ST VINCENT SALEM HOSPITAL INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 911 N SHELBY ST)
  • MEADOW VIEW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTE (900 ANSON ST)
  • SALEM CROSSING (200 CONNIE AVE)
  • DAVITA - SALEM DIALYSIS CENTER (1201 N. JIM DAY ROAD, STE. 103)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS SERVICES OF SALEM (102 CONNIE AVE STE 104)

Airports and heliports located in Salem:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 24 miles; New Albany, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,050)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • University of Louisville (about 33 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 34 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Bellarmine University (about 35 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Sullivan University (about 36 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 46 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 39,039)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle schools in Salem:

  • EAST SALEM PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 1762 NAUGLE RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • TWIN OAKS SCHOOL-AMISH (Students: 33, Location: 6457 S WEST WASHINGTON SCHOOL RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • EAST SALEM 3RD SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 8575 E NEW PHILADELPHIA RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Salem

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $400,419; Location: 212 NORTH MAIN STREET; 33,366 books; 1,219 audio materials; 1,988 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 112 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Hotels: Salem Motel (Highway 56 West), Cottage at West Point (5614 East Marrs Road).

Court: County Of Washington - Superior Court (Highway 60 East).

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 85.3. This is about average.

City:

85.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.04
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.00
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 241 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Salem, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Salem Main Branch at 1 Public Square, branch established on 1931/01/21. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Harrison Bank: Salem Branch at 1312 Jackson Street, branch established on 2007/12/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $439.6 mil, Deposits: $364.8 mil, headquarters in Corydon, IN, positive income, 13 total offices
  • Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB: Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Fsb at 300 N Water Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $217.3 mil, Deposits: $195.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Salem Branch at 24 Public Square, branch established on 1874/01/01. 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 Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Salem Office at 1336 South Jackson Street, branch established on 1995/02/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $539.9 mil, Deposits: $372.8 mil, headquarters in Clarksville, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Indiana Bank and Trust Company: 1208 South Jackson St Branch at 1208 South Jackson Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $983.6 mil, Deposits: $871.7 mil, headquarters in Columbus, IN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Indiana Community Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Indiana average:

11.1

Salem travel time to work - commute Salem mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,12248
Mainline Protestant4,10823
Catholic2531
Other61
None16,773-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Washington County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Washington County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Washington County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salem:

45.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salem:

38.7%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Salem:

28.6
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salem:

12.2%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salem:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Salem:

31.0%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Salem:

50.7%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.8%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$19,630$33,6510$0
Other Government Administration 7$11,457$19,6410$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$38,622$38,6220$0
Firefighters 7$22,610$38,7605$3,863
Streets and Highways 9$28,828$38,4370$0
Health 1$2,546$30,5521$1,849
Solid Waste Management 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Sewerage 4$12,856$38,5680$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,599$30,3960$0
Water Supply 10$31,797$38,1560$0
Other and Unallocable 8$22,927$34,3914$3,491
Totals for Government 69$201,441$35,03310$9,203

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($3.37)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,259,000 ($201.89)
    Central Staff Services: $1,112,000 ($178.32)
    Sewerage: $1,022,000 ($163.89)
    General - Other: $608,000 ($97.50)
    Police Protection: $540,000 ($86.59)
    Libraries: $440,000 ($70.56)
    Fire Protection: $361,000 ($57.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $304,000 ($48.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $115,000 ($18.44)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($9.78)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($9.46)
    Health Services - Other: $44,000 ($7.06)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $220,000 ($35.28)
    Benefit Payments: $135,000 ($21.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $148,000 ($23.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $144,000 ($23.09)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.48)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,544,000 ($407.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($7.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $981,000 ($157.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $328,000 ($52.60)
    All Other: $173,000 ($27.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($7.86)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $142,000 ($22.77)
    From Local Government: $51,000 ($8.18)
    Interest Revenue: $4,000 ($0.64)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $475,000 ($76.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,305,000 ($209.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $42,000 ($6.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($6.57)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,347,000 ($216.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $317,000 ($50.83)
    Highways: $200,000 ($32.07)
    All Other: $56,000 ($8.98)
  • Tax - Property: $1,490,000 ($238.94)
    Individual Income: $192,000 ($30.79)
    NEC: $45,000 ($7.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,075,000 ($172.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,743,000 ($439.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,639,000 ($423.19)
    Water Utilities: $916,000 ($146.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $159,000 ($25.50)
    Other, NEC: $104,000 ($16.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,324,000 ($1014.11)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $889,000 ($142.56)

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, IN  1.04% ($24,140 average AGI)
from Harrison County, IN  0.50% ($31,118)
from Floyd County, IN  0.47% ($26,688)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, IN  0.98% ($27,762 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IN  0.57% ($30,949)
to Harrison County, IN  0.55% ($29,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOU (1350 AM; 2 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WXLN (1570 AM; 2 kW; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WSLM-FM (97.9 FM; SALEM, IN; Owner: REBECCA L. COOMER)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJX (99.7 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WVEZ (106.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZKF (98.9 FM; SALEM, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKLO (96.9 FM; HARDINSBURG, IN; Owner: WKLO, LLC)
  • WQKC (93.7 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: S.C.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMPI (105.3 FM; SCOTTSBURG, IN; Owner: D.R. RICE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • W284AD (104.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • WJCP (92.7 FM; AUSTIN, IN; Owner: PIERATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAA (96.3 FM; AUSTIN, IN; Owner: MIDLAND MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFIA-FM (94.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WJZL (93.1 FM; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTI (103.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMBL (88.1 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WHAN-LP (Channel 17; SALEM, IN; Owner: REBECCA L. WHITE)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJYL-CA (Channel 45; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WKPC-TV (Channel 15; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUC'L. TV)
  • WKMJ-TV (Channel 68; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WVHF-LP (Channel 5; JEFFERSONVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WBNA (Channel 21; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CI (Channel 50; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBXV-CA (Channel 13; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 36m118ftTotal length
  • $50,000Total costs
  • 69,724Total average daily traffic
  • 3,637Total average daily truck traffic
  • 97,645Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salem, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Salem, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem and their reported violations in the past:

EAST WASHINGTON RURAL WATER (Population served: 9,180, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Salem

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Indiana:

  • Salem Motel, 1209 W Mulberry St, Salem, Indiana 47167 , Phone: (812) 883-2491
  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, 1015 E Hackberry St, Salem, Indiana 47167 , Phone: (812) 883-4224
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Indiana
Most common first names in Salem, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11280.0 years
James8071.2 years
William8077.5 years
Robert8068.9 years
Charles7476.6 years
John7374.1 years
Helen4681.0 years
George4576.6 years
Mildred3979.5 years
Margaret3680.0 years
Most common last names in Salem, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4973.5 years
Martin4877.3 years
Zink4581.1 years
Colglazier4383.9 years
Brown4281.2 years
Chastain4076.6 years
Williams4073.5 years
Miller3973.3 years
Voyles3579.8 years
Elliott3379.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Wood (2%)
Businesses in Salem, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Arby's1Kroger2
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1UPS1
Goodwill4Wendy's1
H&R Block1YMCA1

Salem compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Salem on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
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