Salem, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 1,277 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 655  (51.4%)
Females: 622  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57058.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,268 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Salem:

$55,268
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,040 (it was $19,596 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $135,118 (it was $59,900 in 2000)
Salem:

$135,118
SD:

$167,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Salem, SD (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Salem, South Dakota as of January 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 1,390 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(71.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(71.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(71.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(641.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(71.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)193.2

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, SD

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:

0.78
South Dakota average:

1.80
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Ancestries: German (60.4%), American (8.5%), Norwegian (8.5%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (3.0%), Greek (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/30/1888

Elevation: 1527 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,254 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, South Dakota map

28 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,223 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,714 (1.4%)

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)

Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 97.39 W

Area code: 605

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

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
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $305,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $83,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, SD residents
Average permit cost in Salem, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Salem, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (11.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.7%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Salem, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Salem, South Dakota

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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 Salem center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the city 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 Salem 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 Salem 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, SD
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Salem
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salem, SD (based on McCook County data)

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

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

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

15.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

7.5%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
McCook County:

26.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
South Dakota:

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
Streets and Highways 1$2,785$33,4200$0
Financial Administration 1$3,598$43,1761$1,747
Water Supply 1$3,804$45,6480$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,085
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$10,187$40,7488$2,832

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $196,000 ($153.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($14.10)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($11.75)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($10.96)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $220,000 ($172.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($120.60)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($115.11)
    Financial Administration: $104,000 ($81.44)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($52.47)
    General - Other: $67,000 ($52.47)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($17.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($10.96)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($8.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($3.92)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($2.35)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($17.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $84,000 ($65.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $214,000 ($167.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($39.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $198,000 ($155.05)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($28.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($17.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($15.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($18.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $21,000 ($16.44)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($15.66)
    Rents: $20,000 ($15.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($4.70)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($2.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $334,000 ($261.55)
    Liquor Stores: $29,000 ($22.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($10.96)
    General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($7.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $508,000 ($397.81)
    Property: $279,000 ($218.48)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $35,000 ($27.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($6.26)
    Other License: $4,000 ($3.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,264,000 ($1772.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,144,000 ($1678.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($93.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,043,000 ($1599.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $170,000 ($133.12)

Businesses in Salem, SD

  • Ford: 1

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.4mTotal length
  • $2,024,000Total costs
  • 35,310Total average daily traffic
  • 7,957Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Salem, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.632194 Lon: -97.372833, Call Sign: KQN881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 26.0900 MHz, 26.1300 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/1974, Expiration Date: 04/01/1977, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/1989, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2001, Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corporation, 3600 S Westport Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57116

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Company Warehouse Main St (Lat: 43.723583 Lon: -97.386444), Call Sign: KAB627, Licensee ID: L00084339,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.725 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2003, Expiration Date: 02/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2008, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2013, Expiration Date: 07/17/2023, Certifier: Nate Olinger, Registrant: Salem Fire Dept., 400 N. Main St., Salem, SD 57058, Phone: (605) 421-1747
  • 44229 248th St (Lat: 43.789194 Lon: -97.368250), Call Sign: WQZE619,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.275 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/2017, Expiration Date: 04/24/2027, Certifier: David Eichacker, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2016, Expiration Date: 04/21/2026, Certifier: Lori Heumiller, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2013, Expiration Date: 11/18/2023, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2015, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/02/1978, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 04/04/1997, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/18/1999, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: 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:

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  • Call Sign: KC0DZI, Previous Call Sign: WA7JZI, Licensee ID: L00351801, Grant Date: 07/17/2018, Expiration Date: 08/11/2028, Certifier: Raymond P Spildener, Registrant: Raymond P Spildener, 501 N. Idaho, Salem, SD 57058-0116
  • Call Sign: N9XHT, Licensee ID: L00492758, Grant Date: 06/19/2014, Expiration Date: 07/08/2024, Registrant: Marc C Harris, 530 E Sabers Ave, Salem, SD 57058
  • Call Sign: W0SD, Licensee ID: L00175072, Grant Date: 12/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/13/2027, 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:

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  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 124BJ , Serial Number: 120074, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Brad Stiefvater, 25607 440th Ave Box 309, Salem, SD 57058

2008 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2008 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 17 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (36.3%), and Outside Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, SD
    • 3736.3%Structure Fires
    • 3534.3%Outside Fires
    • 1817.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1211.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, SD
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, SD
  • 83.6%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, SD
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 12.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.7%No fuel used


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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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