For population 25 years and over in Salem:
For population 15 years and over in Salem village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $272 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (51.9 miles , pop. 73,990).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (71.3 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (437.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Verdon, NE (2.2 miles ), Falls City, NE (2.6 miles ), Dawson, NE (2.6 miles ), Morrill, KS (3.2 miles ), Reserve, KS (3.3 miles) , Stella, NE (3.3 miles ), Preston, NE (3.4 miles) , Shubert, NE (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 40.08 N, Longitude: 95.72 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 402
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-13.8%).
Average climate in Salem, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Salem-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/5/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the Salem village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/6/1962, a category F4 tornado 38.6 miles away from the village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from Salem center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Richardson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Salem:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.4%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Salem compared to Nebraska state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Salem (based on Richardson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.59%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Salem government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,006 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,132 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:
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TV broadcast stations around Salem:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $936,000
Total average daily traffic: 830
Total average daily truck traffic: 58
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,105
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:2