Salem, South Dakota

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 1,350 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 663  (49.2%)
Females: 687  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57058.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,219 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Salem:

$46,219
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,834 (it was $19,596 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,880 (it was $59,900 in 2000)
Salem:

$84,880
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $613.

Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Salem, SD (2010)

    Salem races chart
    • 1,31497.6%White alone
    • 261.9%Hispanic
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salem: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Salem, SD forum
Recent posts about Salem, South Dakota on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. Salem is mentioned 32 times on our forum:
My short experience in Sioux Falls  (60 replies)
Mitchell  (1 reply)
Winter Weather Alerts, 2012-2013 (First post web cams)  (44 replies)
Summer Weather Alerts, 2013 (Road Conditions and Highway Cams)  (33 replies)
Salem...what's it like today  (5 replies)
Like so many others, I am considering moving to SF....  (20 replies)

Latest news from Salem, SD collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (48.3%), Irish (10.8%), Norwegian (8.9%), Swedish (6.3%), English (3.8%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/30/1888

Elevation: 1527 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,326 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Salem, South Dakota as of September 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 673 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,335 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,441 (1.8%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (35.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (184.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (509.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Canistota, SD (3.2 miles ), Montrose, SD (3.2 miles ), Spencer, SD (3.2 miles) , Canova, SD (3.5 miles) , Bridgewater, SD (3.7 miles ), Emery, SD (3.8 miles ), Farmer, SD (3.9 miles) , Dolton, SD (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $287,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $172,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 97.39 W

Area code: 605

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005
Murders 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.071.3
Rapes 1000
per 100,000 72.40.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0101
per 100,000 0.072.40.071.3
Burglaries 3311
per 100,000 217.1217.271.471.3
Thefts 71369
per 100,000 506.5941.3428.3641.5
Auto thefts 1311
per 100,000 72.4217.271.471.3
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 319.6) 102.487.628.8199.6

(click on a table row to update graph)

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 2005, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.74
South Dakota average:

1.80
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Salem, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salem, South Dakota average temperatures Salem, South Dakota average precipitation Salem, South Dakota humidity Salem, South Dakota wind speed Salem, South Dakota snowfall Salem, South Dakota sunshine Salem, South Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the Salem city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Salem center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 660.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Salem center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCook County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SALEM (500 COLONIAL DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Salem:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CANISTOTA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CANISTOTA, SD)
  • DIAMOND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 33 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 51 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 70 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 96 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 101 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 105 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 116 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • SALEM ST MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 58, Location: 205 W ESSEX, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Salem

Library in Salem:

  • MCCOOK CENTRAL HS & SALEM PUBL LIBRS (Operating income: $43,747; Location: 200 E ESSEX; 11,901 books; 351 audio materials; 652 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Salem: Salem Fire Department (A), Salem City Hall (B), McCook Central High School/Salem Public Library (C), McCook County Courthouse (D), McCook County Emergency Medical Services (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Home Motel (361 South Nebraska Street).

McCook 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: 7.3%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000

Salem, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • First Dakota National Bank: Salem Branch at 301 North Main Street, branch established on 1925/07/09. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,2138
Catholic1,1343
Evangelical Protestant8069
Other1-
None2,464-
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: 5
McCook County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
McCook County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

15.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
McCook County:

26.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.4%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

35.3%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Salem:

27.6
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.3%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salem:

6.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salem:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Salem:

27.9%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Salem:

48.6%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

70.3%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,598$43,1761$1,747
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,085
Streets and Highways 1$2,785$33,4200$0
Water Supply 1$3,804$45,6480$0
Totals for Government 3$10,187$40,7488$2,832

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $145,000 ($107.41)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $231,000 ($171.11)
    Regular Highways: $136,000 ($100.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $124,000 ($91.85)
    Financial Administration: $98,000 ($72.59)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($70.37)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($66.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($48.89)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($37.04)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.48)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($5.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($52.59)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($25.93)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($17.78)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($3.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($2.22)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $275,000 ($203.70)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $93,000 ($68.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($48.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($5.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $92,000 ($68.15)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($22.22)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $268,000 ($198.52)
    Water Utilities: $162,000 ($120.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($5.93)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $289,000 ($214.07)
    Property: $173,000 ($128.15)
    Motor Vehicle License: $11,000 ($8.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($81.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $85,000 ($62.96)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($18.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $682,000 ($505.19)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  2.47% ($26,808 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.47% ($32,400)


8.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  3.35% ($34,417 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.74% ($21,625)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.56% ($42,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K34DR (Channel 34; HUMBOLDT, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Company Warehouse Main St (Lat: 43.723583 Lon: -97.386444), Call Sign: KAB627, Licensee ID: L00084339
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.725 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2003, Expiration Date: 02/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2008Registrant: Mccook Electric Cooperative, Inc., 236 N. Main, Salem, SD 57058-0250, Phone: (605) 425-2661, Fax: (605) 425-2927, Email:
  • Lat: 43.727889 Lon: -97.387000, Call Sign: WQRS390, Licensee ID: L01795235
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.737 MHzGrant Date: 07/17/2013, Expiration Date: 07/17/2023, Certifier: Nate OlingerRegistrant: Salem Fire Dept., 400 N. Main St., Salem, SD 57058, Phone: (605) 421-1747

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.632194 Lon: -97.372833, Call Sign: KQN881
    Assigned Frequencies: 26.0900 MHz, 26.1300 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/1974, Expiration Date: 04/01/1977, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000Registrant: Buford Television Inc
  • Lat: 43.629417 Lon: -97.372833, Structure height: 478 m, Call Sign: WHE962, Licensee ID: L00191820
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.612 MHz, 455.612 MHzGrant Date: 06/27/1989, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2001Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corporation, 3600 S Westport Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57116

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • SALEM, 6 1/2 Mi S Of Salem 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 43.632222 Lon: -97.373611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 451.5 m, Overall height: 477 m, Call Sign: WPNF329
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street ,N.W, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • SALEM, Lat: 43.725889 Lon: -97.386111, Call Sign: WQEV203
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2016, Expiration Date: 04/21/2026, Certifier: Lori HeumillerRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • SALEM, 44511 State Route 38 (Lat: 43.717194 Lon: -97.349333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WQSU489
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/2013, Expiration Date: 11/18/2023, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2015, Certifier: John MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • .7 Mi E Us Hwy 81 6.5 Mi S Salem (Lat: 43.632194 Lon: -97.372833), Structure height: 478.2 m, Call Sign: WAA22
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/1978, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 04/04/1997Registrant: Gillett Broadcasting Of Sd Inc, Mitchell, SD 57301
  • SALEM, 4.5 Miles West Of (Lat: 43.718028 Lon: -97.480056), Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WHT257
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 6226.90 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6404.80 MHz, 6404.80 MHz, 6345.50 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/18/1999Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 West Mineral Ave Rm Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120
  • SALEM, 6 1/2 Mi S Of Salem 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 43.632222 Lon: -97.373611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 451.5 m, Overall height: 477 m, Call Sign: WLO208
    Assigned Frequencies: 2073.50 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street ,N.W, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC0DZI, Previous Call Sign: WA7JZI, Licensee ID: L00351801, Grant Date: 08/07/2008, Expiration Date: 08/11/2018, Certifier: Raymond P Spildener, Registrant: Raymond P Spildener, 43668 - 252nd St, Salem, SD 57058
  • Call Sign: W0SD, Licensee ID: L00175072, Grant Date: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 01/13/2017, Certifier: Edward C Gray, Registrant: Edward C Gray, 43804 257th Street, Salem, SD 57058-5907
  • Call Sign: W6PPB, Grant Date: 03/19/1998, Expiration Date: 03/19/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2010, Registrant: John W Boggess, 221 S Main, Salem, SD 57058
  • Call Sign: WA0UFS, Licensee ID: L00175120, Grant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2000, Registrant: Edith M Gray, 43804 257 Street, Salem, SD 57058-5907
  • Call Sign: W0OE, Previous Call Sign: WA0UFS, Licensee ID: L00175120, Grant Date: 04/20/2010, Expiration Date: 05/30/2020, Certifier: Edith M Gray, Registrant: Edith M Gray, 43804 257 Street, Salem, SD 57058-5907
  • Call Sign: KD0DXB, Licensee ID: L01396652, Grant Date: 05/05/2008, Expiration Date: 05/05/2018, Certifier: Carmine Meoli, Registrant: Carmine Meoli, 43804 257th Street, Salem, SD 57058

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 124BJ , Serial Number: 120074, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Brad Stiefvater, 25607 440th Ave Box 309, Salem, SD 57058
  • Aircraft: STIEFUATER BRAD CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 960BJ , Serial Number: CH20394-1115, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley J Stiefvater, 25607 440 Ave, Salem, SD 57058

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

SALEM (Population served: 1,347, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2012)
Most common first names in Salem, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4576.2 years
Anna2587.6 years
Mary2078.5 years
William1979.6 years
Frank1681.6 years
Robert1576.9 years
Henry1475.4 years
Carl1379.9 years
Herman1276.2 years
Walter1179.5 years
Most common last names in Salem, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Feterl1678.4 years
Reif1486.5 years
Kolbeck1475.4 years
Anderson1480.2 years
Osterberg1485.3 years
Heumiller1373.5 years
Sabers1284.1 years
Peterson1181.6 years
Weber1184.2 years
Nelson1070.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Salem, SD

  • Ford: 1

Salem compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator