Salem, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 6,171 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.0%
 
Males: 2,825  (45.8%)
Females: 3,346  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 47167.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,134 (it was $29,256 in 2000)
Salem:

$38,134
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,633 (it was $16,299 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,168 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Salem:

$97,168
IN:

$141,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.4%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, IN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Indiana as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 149 to 1.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(186.0)
2
(30.8)
8
(122.0)
5
(76.5)
6
(91.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(155.0)
14
(215.5)
13
(198.2)
7
(107.1)
3
(45.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(217.0)
9
(138.5)
11
(167.7)
12
(183.6)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)56.726.845.030.130.7

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, IN

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:

1.88
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Ancestries: American (45.6%), German (10.6%), English (9.8%), Irish (7.2%), Scottish (2.5%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,587 people per square mile   (low).

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7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.1%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $648 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $495 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.60 N, Longitude: 86.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,497 (+23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,086 (44.6%)

Area code: 812

Distribution of median household income in Salem, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Salem, IN in 2017
Salem satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, IN residents
Average permit cost in Salem, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Salem, IN
Historical housing units in Salem, IN
Most common industries in Salem, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (13.0%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (15.4%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Chemicals (5.8%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Salem, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)

Average climate in Salem, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Salem, Indiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.399. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.399
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 9.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.02
U.S.:

8.46

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 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 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 the city 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 Salem 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, 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

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)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Salem Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

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.

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, IN
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Salem
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salem, IN (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

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

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.2%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Indiana:

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
Police Protection - Officers 12$38,622$38,6220$0
Water Supply 10$31,797$38,1560$0
Streets and Highways 9$28,828$38,4370$0
Other and Unallocable 8$22,927$34,3914$3,491
Financial Administration 7$19,630$33,6510$0
Other Government Administration 7$11,457$19,6410$0
Firefighters 7$22,610$38,7605$3,863
Sewerage 4$12,856$38,5680$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,599$30,3960$0
Health 1$2,546$30,5521$1,849
Solid Waste Management 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 69$201,441$35,03310$9,203

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $186,000 ($30.14)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,814,000 ($293.96)
    Water Utilities: $964,000 ($156.21)
    Police Protection: $745,000 ($120.73)
    Sewerage: $602,000 ($97.55)
    Regular Highways: $493,000 ($79.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $393,000 ($63.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000 ($47.16)
    General - Other: $219,000 ($35.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($26.90)
    Financial Administration: $134,000 ($21.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $98,000 ($15.88)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($14.42)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($12.80)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($7.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $185,000 ($29.98)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $173,000 ($28.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $234,000 ($37.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $88,000 ($14.26)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($9.07)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($2.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($2.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($1.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $87,000 ($14.10)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,415,000 ($391.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($27.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $118,000 ($19.12)
    Air Transportation: $79,000 ($12.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($6.97)
    Other: $9,000 ($1.46)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $201,000 ($32.57)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,784,000 ($289.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $83,000 ($13.45)
    Highways: $26,000 ($4.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $26,000 ($4.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($2.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($0.97)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,606,000 ($422.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $471,000 ($76.32)
    General Local Government Support: $299,000 ($48.45)
    Other: $269,000 ($43.59)
  • Tax - Property: $2,749,000 ($445.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000 ($2.75)
    Other License: $14,000 ($2.27)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,540,000 ($735.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,540,000 ($735.70)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($12.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,682,000 ($272.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $741,000 ($120.08)

5.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, IN  1.21% ($35,128 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IN  0.71% ($41,096)
from Scott County, IN  0.49% ($25,510)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, IN  1.14% ($42,974 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IN  0.82% ($38,119)
to Harrison County, IN  0.47% ($35,750)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 453ft / 138mTotal length
  • $50,000Total costs
  • 150,191Total average daily traffic
  • 10,333Total average daily truck traffic
  • 202,535Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 132010-2018
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: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Salem, IN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (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: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 87 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.0%), and Outside Fires (36.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, IN
    • 24037.0%Structure Fires
    • 23836.7%Outside Fires
    • 11217.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 589.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, IN
  • 67.2%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, IN
  • 67.5%Electricity
  • 31.9%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salem compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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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