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Population in 2012: 745 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 

Males: 340  (45.7%)
Females: 405  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  50.0 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 42078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,515 (it was $29,196 in 2000)
Salem:

$38,515
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,621

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,037 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Salem:

$81,037
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,044; Detached houses: $93,134; Mobile homes: $68,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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  • White alone - 721 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (30.1%), German (16.0%), Irish (12.2%), English (12.0%), Scottish (3.7%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1869

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 957 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Kentucky as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 186 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $583 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $371 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (62.1 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (112.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (317.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Burna, KY (2.6 miles ), Dycusburg, KY (2.8 miles) , Crayne, KY (3.0 miles) , Marion, KY (3.2 miles ), Fredonia, KY (3.3 miles ), Tolu, KY (3.4 miles) , Carrsville, KY (3.4 miles) , Smithland, KY (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 88.24 W

Area code: 270

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Salem city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% 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 84.4 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 56.0 miles away from Salem center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 71.6 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 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 56.8 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 92.2 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 Livingston County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: James Henry Dickey Henderson - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

  • LIVINGSTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 209 HIGHLAND STREET)
  • LIVINGSTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Critical Access Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 131 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • SALEM SPRINGLAKE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 509 NORTH HAYDEN AVE.)

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Heliports located in Salem:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 28 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,353)
  • Murray State University (about 43 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 58 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 8,149)
  • John A Logan College (about 58 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 63 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • University of Evansville (about 63 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 64 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)

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

Church in Salem: Mount Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average.
City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.19
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.640
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.86
U.S.:

9.39
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 and their reported violations in the past:

CRITTENDEN-LIVINGSTON CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 9108, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-25-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2004)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 12 other older monitoring violations

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

  • SALEM MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1379, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, KY

69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Salem compared to Kentucky state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Salem Branch at 111 East Main Street, branch established on 1902/10/01. 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
  • Farmers Bank and Trust Company: Salem Branch at 216 West Main Street, branch established on 2003/04/14. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $143.3 mil, Deposits: $110.9 mil, headquarters in Marion, KY, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancorp, Inc. Of Marion, Kentucky

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.65%
Here70.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents77.8%15.8%2.3%1.8%2.3%
Congregations56.5%26.1%4.3%6.5%6.5%
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: 2
Livingston County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Livingston County:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Livingston County:

30.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

15.9%

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
Other Government Administration 1$2,768$33,2165$244
Sewerage 1$4,323$51,8760$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,927
Totals for Government 2$7,091$42,5466$2,171

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($30.87)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $172,000 ($230.87)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($159.73)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($65.77)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($14.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($21.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $10,000 ($13.42)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000 ($131.54)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $121,000 ($162.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $18,000 ($24.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($14.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($140.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($41.61)
    Highways: $12,000 ($16.11)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($57.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($17.45)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $403,000 ($540.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $390,000 ($523.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($17.45)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000 ($103.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $431,000 ($578.52)

7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

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 McCracken County, KY  2.84% ($27,796 average AGI)
from Marshall County, KY  1.07% ($28,405)
from Crittenden County, KY  0.35% ($13,667)


7.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

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 McCracken County, KY  2.67% ($24,500 average AGI)
to Marshall County, KY  1.34% ($23,957)
to Crittenden County, KY  0.46% ($24,563)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWLK (900 AM; 1 kW; EDDYVILLE, KY; Owner: TILENT, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WMJL-FM (102.7 FM; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

Salem fatal accident list:

May 26, 1992 04:30 PM, 60, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1988 07:20 PM, 60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lockhart Bluff 1 Mi N Hwy 723 (Lat: 37.236722 Lon: -88.294750), Call Sign: KVF785
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2005, Expiration Date: 06/04/2015
    Registrant: Jackson Purchase Two-Way Radio Svc, Inc, 1201 South Thrid St, Paducah, KY 42003-1612, Phone: (270) 443-6618, Fax: (502) 443-6402, Email:
  • Cedar Grove Lookout Twr 3.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 37.237000 Lon: -88.295028), Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPAX912
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 10/21/2022
    Registrant: Kentucky State Police, 94 Airport Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 782-2067, Fax: (502) 227-8788, Email:
  • Cedar Grove Lookout Tower 3.5 Miles Sowthwest (Lat: 37.237000 Lon: -88.295028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPXW637, Licensee ID: L00001846
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.087 MHz, 460.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2003, Expiration Date: 08/31/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2003, Certifier: Brian L O'Reel
    Registrant: Kentucky, Commonwealth Of, 1240 Airport Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 227-8750, Fax: (502) 227-8788, Email:
  • Lat: 37.215556 Lon: -88.253056, Call Sign: WQIG381
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.885 MHz, 160.140 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 01/31/2018, Certifier: Johnathan Gilland
    Registrant: Jackson Purchase 2-Way Radio, 1201 S. Third St., Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-5604, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Lockhart Bluff 3.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 37.236972 Lon: -88.295028), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTW433
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.431 MHz, 928.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (270) 442-7321
  • 68 LOCKHART, Cedar Grove Lookout Tower 3.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 37.236389 Lon: -88.294472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQHC425
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2007, Expiration Date: 06/26/2017, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2008, Certifier: William F Hays
    Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Fax: (502) 564-6726, Email:
  • 68 LOCKHART, Cedar Grove Lookout Tower 3.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 37.236389 Lon: -88.294472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQNT595
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/19/2021, Certifier: William F Hays
    Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Fax: (502) 564-6726, Email:
  • SALEM, Near Fire Tower Road On Lockhart Bluff, 3.3 Miles Nw Of Salem (Lat: 37.237694 Lon: -88.294806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 118.8 m, Overall height: 119.8 m, Call Sign: KCF65
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6715.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/17/2022
    Registrant: Big Rivers Electric Corporation, 201 Third Street, Henderson, KY 42420, Phone: (270) 827-2561, Fax: (270) 827-0183, Email:
  • 68 LOCKHART, Cedar Grove Lookout Twr 3.5 Mi Sw Of Salem Off St Hwy 1433 (Lat: 37.236389 Lon: -88.294472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WCT759
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/1979, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Kentucky-Kentucky Authority For Educational Television, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502, Phone: (859) 258-7000, Fax: (859) 258-7390, Email:
  • STATION, Cedar Grove Lookout Tower 3.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 37.236972 Lon: -88.295028), Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: WED975
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 11/28/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2012
    Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9


Most common first names in Salem, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3273.5 years
James3071.2 years
Mary2381.1 years
John1675.0 years
Charles1472.0 years
Henry1077.7 years
Ruby976.7 years
George976.2 years
Roy973.8 years
Robert961.0 years
Most common last names in Salem, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Croft2377.2 years
Belt1875.2 years
Harris1874.9 years
Kirk1473.6 years
Watson1280.3 years
Hardin1278.4 years
Barnes1278.2 years
Ramage1179.2 years
Johnson1174.0 years
Binkley1173.4 years

Salem on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Robert L. Marshall (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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