Salem, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 729 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 343  (47.2%)
Females: 386  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42078.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,962 (it was $29,196 in 2000)
Salem:

$37,962
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,824 (it was $16,156 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,396 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Salem:

$88,396
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,118; detached houses: $106,470; mobile homes: $322,159

Median gross rent in 2017: $537.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 96.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, KY (2010)
    • 72195.9%White alone
    • 121.6%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Black alone
    • 60.8%American Indian alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Kentucky as of February 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 257 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (24.4%), English (22.9%), German (13.5%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1869

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 936 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, Kentucky map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $499 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $499 (0.6%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (112.1 miles , pop. 569,891).

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

Distribution of median household income in Salem, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Salem, KY in 2017
Salem satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Salem, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.8%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Salem, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Religious workers (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)

Average climate in Salem, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salem, Kentucky average temperatures Salem, Kentucky average precipitation Salem, Kentucky humidity Salem, Kentucky wind speed Salem, Kentucky snowfall Salem, Kentucky sunshine Salem, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.186. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.186
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 63% 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 slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 74% 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 the city 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 Salem 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 109.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from Salem 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
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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

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

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: 4,107)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 41 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Murray State University (about 46 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 49 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • John A Logan College (about 58 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 58 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 63 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: James Henry Dickey Henderson - Politician.

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

CRITTENDEN-LIVINGSTON CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 9,079, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
SALEM MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,241, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, KY
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Kentucky average:

11.9

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, KY (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,51927
Mainline Protestant78711
Black Protestant1781
Catholic1011
Other1-
None3,933-
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: 2
Here:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Livingston County:

11.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.3%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Salem:

28.5
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.0%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Salem:

49.5%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.7%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, KY 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
Sewerage 2$3,707$22,2420$0
Financial Administration 1$2,513$30,1561$724
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$374
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,013
Totals for Government 3$6,220$24,8808$2,111

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $136,000 ($186.56)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $204,000 ($279.84)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($85.05)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($71.33)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($32.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($21.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $51,000 ($69.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($27.43)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($15.09)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($13.72)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($10.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $126,000 ($172.84)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $149,000 ($204.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,000 ($2.74)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $98,000 ($134.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $100,000 ($137.17)
    Other: $43,000 ($58.98)
    Highways: $21,000 ($28.81)
  • Tax - Property: $67,000 ($91.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000 ($27.43)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($432.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($432.10)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $291,000 ($399.18)

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:

Jan 2, 2014 10:26 AM, Sr-723, Lat: 37.288497, Lon: -88.236033, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.1mTotal length
  • $624,000Total costs
  • 10,952Total average daily traffic
  • 835Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,550Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lockhart Bluff 1 Mi N Hwy 723 (Lat: 37.236722 Lon: -88.294750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KVF785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.655 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2015, Expiration Date: 06/04/2025, Registrant: Jackson Purchase Two-Way Radio Svc, Inc, 1201 S 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: 11/14/2017, Expiration Date: 01/31/2028, 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:
  • 780 Spencer Rd (Lat: 37.197194 Lon: -88.259500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQRR681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.852 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023, Certifier: Laurie May, Registrant: Jp2way, 1201 S 3rd St, Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-6618, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, KY
  • 50.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 3.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, KY
  • 74.1%Electricity
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salem compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert L. Marshall (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.