Salem, South Carolina

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Population in 2021: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 52  (43.4%)
Females: 68  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
South Carolina median age:

40.2 years

Zip code: 29676

Estimated median household income in 2021: $51,497 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Salem:

$51,497
SC:

$59,318

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $20,125 (it was $14,980 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $153,119 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Salem:

$153,119
SC:

$213,500

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $214,795; detached houses: $237,942; mobile homes: $127,026

Median gross rent in 2021: $742.

March 2022 cost of living index in Salem: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 10.5%
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  • Races in Salem, SC (2021)
    • 14796.1%White alone
    • 63.9%Two or more races



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Salem, South Carolina as of March 01, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 76 to 1.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2008

2009

2013

2014

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(3,030)
1
(751.9)
1
(740.7)
1
(666.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(1,316)
1
(653.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(649.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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 index121.230.129.626.751.952.626.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 1 (1 officers - 1 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.49
South Carolina average:

2.21
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Ancestries: American (31.9%), European (10.6%), German (8.5%), Irish (4.3%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 143 people per square mile   (very low).

Salem, South Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born (3.2% Asia).

This town:

3.2%
South Carolina:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $865 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $646 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (33.6 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (112.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (544.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mountain Rest, SC (2.8 miles ),
West Union, SC (3.1 miles ),
Walhalla, SC (3.1 miles ),
Six Mile, SC (3.3 miles ),
Newry, SC (3.4 miles),
Seneca, SC (3.8 miles ),
Utica, SC (3.8 miles ),
Pickens, SC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.89 N, Longitude: 82.97 W

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Salem, SC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Salem, SC in 2021

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Salem tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

3.4%
Most common industries in Salem, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Chemicals (7.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (14.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (14.3%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.5%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (9.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Salem, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (21.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (14.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.5%)
  • Teachers, special education (9.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.5%)
  • Food processing workers (9.5%)

Average climate in Salem, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0993. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0993
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Salem town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 30.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Salem center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Salem center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from Salem center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 235.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 349.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Salem:

  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • REDEEMER HEALTH AND REHAB OF PICKENS, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PICKENS, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 2 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; PICKENS, SC)

Amtrak station near Salem:

  • 16 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near Salem:

  • 15 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 15 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Clemson University (about 17 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 20 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Western Carolina University (about 29 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Furman University (about 31 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Anderson University (about 33 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 35 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 35 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

Public high school in Salem:

  • TAMASSEE-SALEM MIDDLE/HIGH (Location: 4 EAGLE LANE, Grades: 6-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oconee County Rural Fire Department Salem (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Myrtle's Stitch N Sew Etc (10 Park Avenue), Park AV Guest House (10 Park Avenue).

Oconee 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:

KEOWEE KEY UTILITY SYSTEM INC (3750023) (Population served: 3,602, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
SALEM TOWN OF (3710001) (Population served: 2,278, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Benzene. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lake Keowee Branch at 8233 Rochester Highway, branch established on 1990/07/23. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, SC
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
South Carolina average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salem, SC (based on Oconee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
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: 13
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Oconee County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Oconee County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oconee County:

16.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 5$21,837$52,4092$3,503
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,698$44,3762$6,227
Firefighters 1$2,503$30,0367$10,237
Financial Administration 0$0 1$3,504
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$6,210
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$4,080
Totals for Government 7$28,038$48,06521$33,761

Businesses in Salem, SC

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WGOG (96.3 FM; WALHALLA, SC; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Salem fatal accident list:

Dec 1, 1998 05:35 PM, 130, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 71.2mTotal length
  • $3,795,000Total costs
  • 22,450Total average daily traffic
  • 1,897Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,083Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Salem, SC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32408, N32408, N-32408, Serial Number: 28-7515149, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 09/10/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas C Dalton, 311 Little River Crossing Rd, Salem, SC 29676
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 124 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39719, N39719, N-39719, Serial Number: 32R-7887152, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/09/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Felix A Pena, 306 Woodgreene Court, Salem, SC 29676
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6125P, N6125P, N-6125P, Serial Number: 18281387, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 07/03/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): R B Thomas Electric Inc, 281 Vaughn Rd, Salem, SC 29676
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 779JW, N779JW, N-779JW, Serial Number: 4797, Year manufactured: 2019, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/2019, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Carolina Real Estate Consultants LLC, 15740 N Highway 11 Ste 2a, Salem, SC 29676

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 55 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.8%), and Outside Fires (32.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, SC
    • 21652.8%Structure Fires
    • 13132.0%Outside Fires
    • 399.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 235.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, SC
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 27.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, SC
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salem compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 16 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gordon H. East (2)
  • Charles Garabadian (1)
  • William L. Smith (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2024.