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Population in 2014: 5,005 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 2,364  (47.2%)
Females: 2,641  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 65560.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,507 (it was $21,648 in 2000)
Salem:

$26,507
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,411 (it was $12,766 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,434 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Salem:

$79,434
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,455; Detached houses: $88,735; Mobile homes: $39,301

Median gross rent in 2013: $516.

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  • Races in Salem, MO (2010)

    Salem races chart
    • 4,71195.2%White alone
    • 871.8%Two or more races
    • 581.2%Hispanic
    • 561.1%American Indian alone
    • 260.5%Black alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 40.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salem: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.7%), Irish (19.4%), German (16.4%), English (11.6%), Scottish (2.9%), Dutch (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 3.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,657 people per square mile   (low).

Salem,MO real estate house value index trend

Salem, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Missouri as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $582 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $785 (0.9%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Peters, MO (93.7 miles , pop. 51,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (98.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (355.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edgar Springs, MO (4.3 miles) , Licking, MO (4.5 miles ), Bunker, MO (4.7 miles ), Viburnum, MO (4.8 miles ), Rolla, MO (5.0 miles ), Steelville, MO (5.0 miles ), St. James, MO (5.0 miles ), Raymondville, MO (5.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $41,300
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $40,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.64 N, Longitude: 91.54 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Charcoal Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,335 (+26.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 931 (54.7%)

Area code: 573

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0010000010000
per 100,000 0.00.020.90.00.00.00.00.020.40.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0230000101202
per 100,000 0.041.762.70.00.00.00.020.50.020.140.30.039.8
Robberies 1000023002110
per 100,000 20.30.00.00.00.041.262.30.00.040.320.120.10.0
Assaults 4241293331191913791173
per 100,000 853.3854.3606.1685.4642.6390.9394.5266.8142.9181.2221.6141.059.8
Burglaries 33372136252519171832183932
per 100,000 670.5771.0438.9747.7518.2514.4394.5348.9367.5644.1362.5785.3637.5
Thefts 237211150167105137154187174164161206183
per 100,000 4,815.14,396.73,134.83,468.32,176.62,818.93,197.73,837.53,552.53,301.13,242.74,148.23,645.4
Auto thefts 673075101645115
per 100,000 121.9145.962.70.0145.1102.9207.620.5122.580.5100.7221.599.6
Arson 2001500100000
per 100,000 40.60.00.020.8103.60.00.020.50.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 428.0447.8376.0329.7264.7248.7271.0250.5248.2249.1246.9274.1243.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Missouri average:

2.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -326 (-6.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Salem, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Salem city center killed 3 people and injured 52 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 114.9 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 120.5 miles away from Salem center
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) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 154.1 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 214.6 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 206.8 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 Dent County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: Elmer Jacobs - Major League Baseball pitcher, Ralph K. Hofer - World War II flying ace, Orien Crow - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • SALEM MEMORIAL DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, PO BOX 774)
  • SALEM CARE CENTER (1203 N JACKSON, PO BOX 29)
  • SEVILLE CARE CENTER (35625 HIGHWAY 72, PO BOX 746)
  • SEVILLE NURSING CENTER,THE (HWY 72 P O BOX 746)

Airports and heliports located in Salem:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 26 miles; Rolla, MO; Full-time enrollment: 6,486)
  • Mineral Area College (about 60 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • East Central College (about 63 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Jefferson College (about 69 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • Lincoln University (about 73 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 86 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 90 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)

Public high schools in Salem:

  • SALEM SR. HIGH (Students: 246, Location: 1400 TIGER PRIDE DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • OZARK HILLS SCHOOL (Location: 100 S WARFEL ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • NEW HARMONY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 5841 HIGHWAY 32 W, Grades: PK-7)
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Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $170,875; Location: 102 NORTH JACKSON; 27,930 books; 1,215 audio materials; 1,775 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Salem: Dent County Fairground (A), Mark Twain National Forest Salem Ranger District (B), Dent County Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Crossroads Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Eagles Park (Arcades & Amusements; Route 5 Box 272), Bonebrake Center of Nature & History (Tours & Charters; 601 North Hickory Street).

Hotels: Crossroads Inn (1005 Highway 19 South), Holiday Inn Express Salem (1200 South Highway 19).

Courts: Dent County - Associate Division of the Circuit Court (112 East 5th Street), Dent County - Forty-Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge (112 East 5th Street).

Dent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 0.251. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.251
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.1%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.2% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 76 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Salem, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Bank of Salem: Bank Of Salem at 100 West Fourth Street, branch established on 1883/10/10; Bank Of Salem Drive-In Branch at 1001 South Main Street, branch established on 1970/10/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $80.3 mil, Deposits: $71.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Salem Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Salem Pershing Branch at 600 Highway 32- 72 East, branch established on 1980/03/24; Salem Main Drive Up Branch at 218 West 4th Street, branch established on 1918/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Town & Country Bank: at 1009 East Highway 32/72, branch established on 1894/01/01; Scenic Rivers Blvd. Branch at 400 West Scenic Rivers Boulevard, branch established on 2000/10/23. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $519.3 mil, Deposits: $444.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Town & Country Bancshares, Inc
  • Progressive Ozark Bank, Federal Savings Bank: at 904 W Scenic Rivers Blvd, branch established on 1965/06/02. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $109.9 mil, Deposits: $97.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Missouri average:

11.0

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

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,35529
Mainline Protestant4595
Catholic4561
Other1781
None7,209-
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
Dent County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dent County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Dent County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dent County:

29.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salem:

55.1%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.8%
State:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salem:

18.0%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salem:

8.2%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salem:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Salem:

36.1%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Salem:

60.9%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Salem:

79.2%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,968$31,8720$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,691$58,1465$1,695
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,614
Police Protection - Officers 13$37,589$34,6980$0
Police - Other 5$12,078$28,9870$0
Streets and Highways 10$27,420$32,9040$0
Sewerage 4$10,669$32,0070$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,523$33,1381$1,063
Water Supply 5$13,650$32,7600$0
Electric Power 8$24,297$36,4460$0
Other and Unallocable 5$15,315$36,7561$2,834
Totals for Government 57$164,200$34,5689$8,206

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,807,000 ($361.04)
    Water Utilities: $532,000 ($106.29)
    Electric Utilities: $515,000 ($102.90)
    General: $366,000 ($73.13)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($27.77)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($12.79)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($6.59)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,240,000 ($647.35)
    Police Protection: $620,000 ($123.88)
    Central Staff Services: $541,000 ($108.09)
    Regular Highways: $530,000 ($105.89)
    Sewerage: $411,000 ($82.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $216,000 ($43.16)
    General - Other: $190,000 ($37.96)
    Water Utilities: $143,000 ($28.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $125,000 ($24.98)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($3.40)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($7.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,797,000 ($359.04)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $664,000 ($132.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000 ($44.56)
    All Other: $62,000 ($12.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $263,000 ($52.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $111,000 ($22.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $37,000 ($7.39)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,648,000 ($728.87)
    Water Utilities: $369,000 ($73.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($1.00)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,037,000 ($207.19)
    Property: $269,000 ($53.75)
    Public Utilities: $77,000 ($15.38)
    NEC: $33,000 ($6.59)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $638,000 ($127.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $273,000 ($54.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $365,000 ($72.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,952,000 ($789.61)

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,846 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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 Phelps County, MO  0.79% ($25,077 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.30% ($37,467)
from Crawford County, MO  0.26% ($13,077)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Missouri average:

6.91%

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 Phelps County, MO  1.11% ($24,782 average AGI)
to Crawford County, MO  0.30% ($28,067)
to Greene County, MO  0.30% ($23,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • KSMO (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MO; Owner: KSMO ENTERPRISES)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTTR (1490 AM; 1 kW; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • KKID (92.9 FM; SALEM, MO; Owner: ULTRA-SONIC BROADCAST STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUMR (88.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KZNN (105.3 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • KDAA (97.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KNSX (93.3 FM; STEELVILLE, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTTR-FM (99.7 FM; ST. JAMES, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • KMNR (89.7 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF THE UNIV. OF MISSOURI)
Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

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


Salem fatal accident list:

Aug 29, 2014 07:46 PM, Sr-19, Lat: 37.64298, Lon: -91.53559, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 2000 01:20 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 26, 1996 02:35 AM, Warfel, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 8, 1977 11:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 1977 02:12 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $143,000Total costs
  • 5,285Total average daily traffic
  • 625Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,837Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

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

DENT CO PWSD 1 (Address: 700 S MAIN , Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
USFS SUTTON BLUFF REC AREA (Address: 1301 S MAIN ST , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
REEDS CABIN LLC (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HORSESHOE SALOON BAR & GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
W G ARD # 1 LLC (Address: 742 PRIVATE LANE 611 , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VIRGINIA VAUGHAN RENTALS (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
JASON PLACE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
USFS LOGGERS LAKE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • MONTAUK STATE PARK (Address: 345 COUNTY RD 6670 , Population served: 1,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Salem

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Most common first names in Salem, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15374.7 years
William14475.5 years
Mary10578.7 years
John10376.0 years
Charles8376.4 years
Robert6273.3 years
George6178.2 years
Dorothy4379.0 years
Bessie4386.4 years
Walter4276.4 years
Most common last names in Salem, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7876.0 years
White5176.2 years
Gibbs4677.2 years
Halbrook4278.6 years
Thompson4273.5 years
Schafer4176.9 years
Martin3873.1 years
Parker3777.5 years
Davis3579.9 years
Wisdom3078.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (34%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Salem, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Sears1
Holiday Inn1Subway1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
McDonald's1Walmart1

Salem compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Salem on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
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