Salem, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 4,916 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 2,388  (48.6%)
Females: 2,528  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 65560.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,576 (it was $21,648 in 2000)
Salem:

$30,576
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,851 (it was $12,766 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,554 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Salem:

$97,554
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $104,714; detached houses: $111,394; mobile homes: $17,694

Median gross rent in 2017: $467.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.9%
(30.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 78.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, MO (2017)
    • 4,80195.7%White alone
    • 631.3%Black alone
    • 541.1%Asian alone
    • 400.8%Two or more races
    • 240.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.06%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Missouri as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 75 to 1.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
2
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
1
(20.3)
2
(40.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.2)
3
(62.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.3)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(685.4)
31
(642.6)
19
(390.9)
19
(394.5)
13
(266.8)
7
(142.9)
9
(181.2)
11
(221.6)
7
(141.0)
3
(59.8)
7
(139.6)
8
(160.1)
9
(183.0)
3
(61.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(747.7)
25
(518.2)
25
(514.4)
19
(394.5)
17
(348.9)
18
(367.5)
32
(644.1)
18
(362.5)
39
(785.3)
32
(637.5)
22
(438.7)
16
(320.1)
18
(366.0)
12
(244.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
167
(3,468)
105
(2,177)
137
(2,819)
154
(3,198)
187
(3,837)
174
(3,552)
164
(3,301)
161
(3,243)
206
(4,148)
183
(3,645)
142
(2,832)
155
(3,101)
128
(2,603)
141
(2,872)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
7
(145.1)
5
(102.9)
10
(207.6)
1
(20.5)
6
(122.5)
4
(80.5)
5
(100.7)
11
(221.5)
5
(99.6)
4
(79.8)
6
(120.0)
6
(122.0)
6
(122.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(20.8)
5
(103.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)328.1263.5247.5269.7249.3247.0248.0245.7272.9242.2218.1210.1192.4186.6

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, MO

Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (33.8%), English (11.5%), Irish (9.9%), German (7.5%), French (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 3.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,628 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, Missouri map

71 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $834 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $582 (0.7%)

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 )

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: +759 (+15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 828 (46.1%)

Area code: 573

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

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
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 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
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $169,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, MO residents
Average permit cost in Salem, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Salem, MO
Historical housing units in Salem, MO
Most common industries in Salem, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Apparel (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Salem, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)

Average climate in Salem, Missouri

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Salem, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

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.:

0.010

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 Salem 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 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 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 Salem center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dent County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, MO
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.0
Missouri average:

11.0

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, MO (based on Dent County data)

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

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

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Dent County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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
Police Protection - Officers 13$37,589$34,6980$0
Streets and Highways 10$27,420$32,9040$0
Electric Power 8$24,297$36,4460$0
Police - Other 5$12,078$28,9870$0
Water Supply 5$13,650$32,7600$0
Other and Unallocable 5$15,315$36,7561$2,834
Sewerage 4$10,669$32,0070$0
Financial Administration 3$7,968$31,8720$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,691$58,1465$1,695
Parks and Recreation 2$5,523$33,1381$1,063
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,614
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 57$164,200$34,5689$8,206

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $124,000 ($25.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,751,000 ($966.44)
    Police Protection: $1,072,000 ($218.06)
    Regular Highways: $842,000 ($171.28)
    Water Utilities: $550,000 ($111.88)
    Sewerage: $363,000 ($73.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $296,000 ($60.21)
    General - Other: $258,000 ($52.48)
    Health - Other: $203,000 ($41.29)
    Central Staff Services: $93,000 ($18.92)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($13.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($7.73)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $104,000 ($21.16)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($10.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,552,000 ($519.12)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $388,000 ($78.93)
    Other: $57,000 ($11.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($10.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($5.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($5.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($5.29)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,720,000 ($1163.55)
    Water Utilities: $542,000 ($110.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $120,000 ($24.41)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.05)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($1.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,776,000 ($361.27)
    Property: $356,000 ($72.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000 ($50.85)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($1.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($1.22)
    Public Utility License: $2,000 ($0.41)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.20)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,983,000 ($1013.63)

5.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Phelps County, MO  1.16% ($22,456 average AGI)
to Texas County, MO  0.63% ($36,903)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Salem fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2015 03:19 PM, Sr-32, Dilworth, Lat: 37.636203, Lon: -91.554203, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 2014 07:46 PM, Sr-19, Lat: 37.642978, Lon: -91.535586, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 2000 01:20 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 26, 1996 02:35 AM, Warfel, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk 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
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.5mTotal length
  • $398,000Total costs
  • 22,866Total average daily traffic
  • 2,516Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,898Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, MO

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 53. The highest number of reported fires - 119 took place in 2010, and the least - 10 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.2%), and Structure Fires (41.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, MO
    • 42747.2%Outside Fires
    • 37741.7%Structure Fires
    • 768.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 252.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, MO
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, MO
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, MO
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 15.8%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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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