Salem, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 741 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 327  (44.2%)
Females: 414  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  52.8 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42078.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,116 (it was $29,196 in 2000)
Salem:

$37,116
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,967 (it was $16,156 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,830 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Salem:

$79,830
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $91,537; Detached houses: $93,148; Mobile homes: $54,715

Median gross rent in 2013: $492.

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  • Races in Salem, KY (2010)

    Salem races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Salem: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Salem, KY collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (33.8%), English (13.8%), Irish (11.1%), German (7.9%), Scottish (3.2%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1869

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 952 people per square mile   (low).

Salem,KY real estate house value index trend

Salem, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Kentucky as of August 30, 2015.
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 2013: $551 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $370 (0.5%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

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

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Salem, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 (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, 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

Birthplace of: James Henry Dickey Henderson - Politician.

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)

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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) level in 2012 was 78.4. This is about average.

City:

78.4
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.809. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.809
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 96.2% 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
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.
  • 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.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Kentucky average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,513$30,1561$724
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$374
Sewerage 2$3,707$22,2420$0
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,013
Totals for Government 3$6,220$24,8808$2,111

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($31.04)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $172,000 ($232.12)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($160.59)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($66.13)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($14.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($21.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $10,000 ($13.50)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($4.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000 ($132.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $121,000 ($163.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $18,000 ($24.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($14.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($141.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($41.84)
    Highways: $12,000 ($16.19)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($58.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($17.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $403,000 ($543.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $390,000 ($526.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($17.54)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000 ($103.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $431,000 ($581.65)

7.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 McCracken County, KY  2.46% ($46,812 average AGI)
from Marshall County, KY  1.16% ($26,100)
from Crittenden County, KY  0.52% ($20,611)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 McCracken County, KY  2.29% ($23,633 average AGI)
to Marshall County, KY  1.54% ($28,925)
to Crittenden County, KY  0.52% ($33,944)

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 persons involved: 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 2008-2015.