Salem, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 109 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.0%
 
Males: 50  (46.5%)
Females: 59  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68433

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,598 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Salem:

$33,598
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,113 (it was $13,325 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $22,600 (it was $20,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$22,600
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $27,306; Detached houses: $27,306; Mobile homes: $25,937

Median gross rent in 2013: $395.

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    • 11199.1%White alone
    • 10.9%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Salem: 73.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.6%), English (18.0%), Irish (18.0%), Swedish (3.7%), Czech (1.4%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.62 square miles.

Population density: 175 people per square mile   (very low).

Salem, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem village:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 18.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Nebraska as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $270 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $385 (1.5%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

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

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

4.6%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-13.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (50%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (2%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Salem, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 96% 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 below Nebraska state average. It is 75% 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 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 248.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 434.3 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 the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 390.1 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
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 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: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Salem:

  • FALLS CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • KETTER MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • CAREAGE ESTATES OF FALLS CITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • LAKESIDE TERRACE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SABETHA, KS)
  • KANSAS DIALYSIS SERVICES - SABETHA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SABETHA, KS)
  • FOUNTAIN VILLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SABETHA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Highland Community College (about 29 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 49 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 55 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 70 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 72 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Washburn University (about 73 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 73 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

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Notable locations in Salem: Salem Grain Company Elevator (A), Salem Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Richardson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  53.8%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Salem compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salem village (based on Richardson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31219
Catholic1,6605
Evangelical Protestant1,32211
Other21
None3,067-
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
Richardson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Richardson County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Richardson County:

30.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
State:

12.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$771
Firefighters 0$0 1$33
Water Supply 0$0 1$936
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,740

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $29,000 ($266.06)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($55.05)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($45.87)
    Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($27.52)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($9.17)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.17)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($183.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($201.83)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $12,000 ($110.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($9.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($119.27)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($27.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $24,000 ($220.18)
    Highways: $19,000 ($174.31)
    General Support: $8,000 ($73.39)
  • Tax - NEC: $7,000 ($64.22)
    Property: $5,000 ($45.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($1220.18)

4.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.73% ($31,167 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.39% ($23,692)
from Nemaha County, NE  0.39% ($38,000)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.87% ($21,966 average AGI)
to Nemaha County, NE  0.36% ($41,167)
to Brown County, KS  0.30% ($22,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KNCY-FM (103.1 FM; AUBURN, NE; Owner: RADIO 2000 NE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $936,000Total costs
  • 830Total average daily traffic
  • 58Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,105Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • SALEM TOWER, 6th & Spring St (Lat: 40.076417 Lon: -95.729139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: KNIR528
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.820 MHz, 156.127 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 03/28/2014
    Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, 622 Neptune Drive, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:
  • City Water Twr (Lat: 40.078056 Lon: -95.731944), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPQF435
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015, Certifier: Paul H Benitz
    Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, Rr 3 Box 9 E Hwy 36, Seneca, KS 66538, Fax: (785) 336-3400
  • Rr Mp 26.9 (Lat: 40.090278 Lon: -95.722500), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPKJ613
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/2011, Expiration Date: 03/13/2022, Certifier: W A Miller
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Intersection Of Nebraska Hwy 8 And B N Railroad Tracks (Lat: 40.081389 Lon: -95.713306), Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: WHI839
    Assigned Frequencies: 2191.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/1998, Expiration Date: 04/22/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0IWP, Licensee ID: L01305603
    Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 10/15/2017, Certifier: Kimberly L Goff
    Registrant: Kimberly L Goff, Rr 1 Box 61, Salem, NE 68433
  • Call Sign: WE0C, Licensee ID: L00050789
    Grant Date: 11/30/2007, Expiration Date: 02/26/2018, Certifier: Lonnie D Goff
    Registrant: Lonnie D Goff, Rr 1 Box 61, Salem, NE 68433

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 670TW , Serial Number: D-8434, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Terry D Whitten Dds Pc, 64438 707 Trl, Salem, NE 68433
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 946TW , Serial Number: 8792, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Terry D Whitten, 64438 707 Trl, Salem, NE 68433

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