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Roanoke County

Population in 2012: 24,970 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 

Males: 11,846  (47.4%)
Females: 13,124  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Virginia median age:  43.4 years

Zip codes: 24153.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $47,072 (it was $38,997 in 2000)
Salem:

$47,072
Virginia:

$61,882
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $26,169

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $165,693 (it was $99,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$165,693
Virginia:

$243,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,873; Detached houses: $197,618; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,019; In 2-unit structures: $209,816; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,558; Mobile homes: $21,256

Median gross rent in 2011: $771.

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  • White alone - 21,663 (87.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,744 (7.1%)
  • Hispanic - 570 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 371 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 284 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 78 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.8%), German (15.8%), English (15.6%), Irish (11.8%), Scottish (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1836

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 1712 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1,309 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This city:  5.3%
Virginia:  10.2%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Virginia as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 447 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,723 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,609 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (5.6 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (84.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (324.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cave Spring, VA (2.1 miles ), Roanoke, VA (2.4 miles ), Hollins, VA (2.6 miles ), Vinton, VA (3.0 miles ), Cloverdale, VA (3.1 miles ), Elliston-Lafayette, VA (3.2 miles ), Daleville, VA (3.4 miles ), Laymantown, VA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1998: 75 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $138,400

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.29 N, Longitude: 80.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,212 (+41.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,630 (48.6%)

Area code: 540

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0201000020100
per 100,000 0.08.00.04.00.00.00.00.07.90.03.90.00.0
Rapes 2436553315660
per 100,000 8.115.911.823.920.120.212.012.14.019.523.423.90.0
Robberies 210131081316978685
per 100,000 8.139.851.039.832.252.664.336.327.831.223.431.919.8
Assaults 1012111721131214261921143
per 100,000 40.447.843.167.684.552.648.256.5103.274.282.055.811.9
Burglaries 485153656678898812188897275
per 100,000 193.9203.0207.9258.4265.6315.8357.4355.2480.3343.5347.3286.9297.2
Thefts 482543539568509521542574605657559544476
per 100,000 1947.02160.92113.92258.32048.52109.52176.72316.92401.52564.82181.62167.51886.2
Auto thefts 36313937423729383537292627
per 100,000 145.4123.4153.0147.1169.0149.8116.5153.4138.9144.4113.2103.6107.0
Arson 1765111224300
per 100,000 4.027.923.519.94.04.04.08.17.915.611.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 116.8156.2140.7167.9152.4156.6155.6157.3183.6173.1165.9150.7110.0

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Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 91 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Virginia average:

2.27

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Salem, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +915 (+3.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Salem city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/17/1953, a category F2 tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from Salem center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: John Angel (filmmaker) - Filmmaker, Dustin Pickle - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies), John Birmingham (filmmaker) - Filmmaker, Mary Scheier - Artist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

  • "LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER, LLC" (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1900 ELECTRIC ROAD)
  • SALEM VA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, 1970 BOULEVARD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)

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Local government website: www.ci.salem.va.us

Colleges/Universities in Salem:

  • National College-Salem (Full-time enrollment: 4,851; Location: 1813 E Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national-college.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Roanoke College (FT enrollment: 1,934; Location: 221 College Ln; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.roanoke.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 6 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 21 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 29 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • New River Community College (about 38 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 49 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • Lynchburg College (about 49 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Liberty University (about 49 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)

Public high schools in Salem:

Private high school in Salem:

  • GUS MITCHELL SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 860 MT VERNON AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • SALEM MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 77; Location: 1574 ROANOKE BLVD; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Salem, map of school districts: SALEM CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ROANOKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,009,964; Location: 28 E. MAIN ST.; 96,157 books; 25,407 e-books; 8,323 audio materials; 8,954 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 134 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Salem: Hidden Valley Country Club (A), Virginia Baptist Childrens Home (B), Southside Industrial Park (C), Southern Lutheran Orphanage (D), Salem Industrial Park (E), Ridgewood Tennis Club (F), Tristram C Colket Junior Center (G), Trexler Hall (H), Tabor Hall (I), Sigma Chi House (J), Shenandoah Hall (K), Rosedawn Building (L), Norm and Jo Fintel Library (M), Marion Hall (N), Joseph E Crawford Hall (O), James Chalmers Hall (P), Francis T West Hall (Q), Fowler Alumni House (R), Donald M Sutton Commons (S), Doctor William I Bartlett Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Salem Plaza Shopping Center (2), Spartan Square Shopping Center (3), Lee-Hi Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Bethel Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Antrim Chapel (C), Berean Baptist Church (D), Bethel Baptist Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Central United Methodist Church (G), Christian Life Fellowship Pentecostal Holiness Church (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Church Hill Cemetery (1), Harris Cemetery (2), East Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Spring (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Paint Bank Branch (A), Mill Race (B), Horners Branch (C), Gish Branch (D), Barnhardt Creek (E), Mason Creek (F), Dry Creek (G), Snyders Branch (H), Spring Lake Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salem include: Sherwood Burial Park (1), Mowles Spring Park (2), Lakeside Amusement Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: AL Salem (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4003 West Main Street) (1), Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1865 Dillard Drive) (2), Lazer Venture Pizza & Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 832 West Main Street) (3), Dixie Caverns & Pottery (5753 West Main Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Salem (151 Wildwood Road) (1), Baymont Inn (140 Sheraton Dr) (2), Blue Jay-Budget Host Inn (5399 West Main Street) (3), Hampton Inn-Lewis Gale (1886 Electric Road) (4), Holiday Inn (450 Litchell Road) (5), Hampton Inn Roanoke Salem (1886 Electric Road) (6), Econo Lodge Salem (301 Wildwood Road) (7), Holiday Inn Express-Salem (1535 East Main Street) (8), Baymont Roanoke-Salem (140 Sheraton Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Roanoke County - Courts- General District Court- Clerk's Office (305 East Main Street) (1), Roanoke County - Courts- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court- Juvenile Court Serv (400 East Main Street) (2), Roanoke County - Question- Courts- Juvenile Domestic Relations Court- Director Of Court Serv (305 East Main) (3), Alcohol Safety Action Program - Court Community Corrections (516 East Main) (4), Salem City - Court-Community Corrections Driver Improvement- Courts- Circuit Court C (2 East Calhoun Street) (5), Salem City - Clerk & Civil Court- General District- Court-Community Corrections Driver Improve (2 East Calhoun Street) (6), Roanoke County - Clerk's Office- Jury Service Information- Courts- Circuit Court- Jury Informa (305 East Main Street) (7), Roanoke County - Courts- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court- Director Of Court Serv (305 East Main Street) (8), Fort Chiswell High School - Supreme Court Of Virginia- Justice Lawrence L Koont (305 East Main) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Roanoke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF SALEM WTP (Address: P.O. Box 869, Population served: 25000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MOOSE LODGE NO 284 (Address: P.O. BOX 538, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.4%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.8%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, VA

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 1,177 people in college/university student housing
  • 349 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 116 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 926 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 262 people in nursing homes
  • 233 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 69 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 58 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Salem compared to Virginia state average:

Salem, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Salem Civic Center. Capacity: 6,820.

Banks with most branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: West Salem Branch, Salem Lakeside Branch, Salem Va Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Lakeside Kroger Branch, West Salem Branch 499, Lewis-Gale Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • StellarOne Bank: Salem West Branch at 1251 West Main Street, branch established on 1984/05/07; Salem Main Branch at 220 East Main Street, branch established on 1978/06/12. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Riverjack Branch at 1432 Apperson Drive, branch established on 1965/10/01; Salem Branch at 14 West Main Street, branch established on 1963/07/27. 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
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Electric Road Branch at 1400 Electric Road, branch established on 2002/03/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Salem Main Office Branch at 106 Roanoke Boulevard, branch established on 1999/11/30. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Floyd: Salem Office Branch at 1634 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/02/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $258.8 mil, Deposits: $234.2 mil, headquarters in Floyd, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Cardinal Bankshares Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Salem Walmart Branch at 1841 West Main Street, branch established on 2007/02/01. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Valley Bank: Salem Branch at 8 East Main Street, branch established on 1999/04/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $771.2 mil, Deposits: $633.5 mil, headquarters in Roanoke, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Virginia:

  • Quality Inn-roanoke\salem, 179 Sheraton Dr, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 562-1912, Fax: (540) 562-0507
  • Hampton Inn - Salem, 1886 Electric Rd, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 776-6500
  • Comfort Suites At Ridgewood, 2898 Keagy Rd, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (800) 628-1922
  • La Quinta Inn , 140 Sheraton Dr, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 562-2717, Fax: (540) 562-1620
  • Days Inn , 1535 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 986-1000, Fax: (540) 986-0355
  • Quality Inn , 151 Wildwood Rd, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 387-1600, Fax: (540) 387-9747
  • Comfort Suites West Salem , 100 Wildwood Rd, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 389-7171, Fax: (540) 389-7009
  • Holiday Inn Express Salem Civic Center , 991 Russell Dr, Salem, VA 24153 , Phone: (540) 562-3229, Fax: (540) 562-3040
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Salem travel time to work - commute


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Roanoke County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 54$192,197$42,7102$686
Other Government Administration 39$178,107$54,80212$6,200
Police Protection - Officers 82$336,904$49,3030$0
Police - Other 24$66,650$33,32515$9,267
Firefighters 65$287,665$53,10721$9,757
Fire - Other 2$5,391$32,3460$0
Streets and Highways 63$173,478$33,0430$0
Solid Waste Management 37$95,395$30,9397$3,846
Sewerage 8$18,779$28,1690$0
Parks and Recreation 16$64,662$48,49736$14,387
Water Supply 33$124,878$45,4101$263
Electric Power 29$147,054$60,8501$823
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 409$1,522,468$44,66993$103,340
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 138$270,120$23,48964$34,492
Local Libraries 8$32,402$48,6038$3,000
Other and Unallocable 21$77,933$44,533114$17,241
Totals for Government 1,028$3,594,083$41,954374$203,302

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,177,000 ($1528.91)
    Electric Utilities: $23,757,000 ($951.42)
    Police Protection: $6,862,000 ($274.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,411,000 ($256.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,956,000 ($198.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,888,000 ($195.75)
    General - Other: $4,638,000 ($185.74)
    Regular Highways: $4,512,000 ($180.70)
    Water Utilities: $3,717,000 ($148.86)
    Sewerage: $2,804,000 ($112.29)
    Financial Administration: $2,297,000 ($91.99)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,803,000 ($72.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,448,000 ($57.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,321,000 ($52.90)
    General Public Buildings: $1,249,000 ($50.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $816,000 ($32.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $508,000 ($20.34)
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000 ($10.17)
    Corrections - Other: $127,000 ($5.09)
    Health - Other: $115,000 ($4.61)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($6.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,326,000 ($133.20)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $951,000 ($38.09)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $10,172,000 ($407.37)
    General - Other: $8,178,000 ($327.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $253,000 ($10.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,310,000 ($1053.66)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,336,000 ($213.70)
    All Other: $3,951,000 ($158.23)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,115,000 ($44.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $804,000 ($32.20)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $413,000 ($16.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,112,000 ($84.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000 ($6.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($1.32)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $27,699,000 ($1109.29)
    Water Utilities: $4,193,000 ($167.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $18,213,000 ($729.40)
    Highways: $4,611,000 ($184.66)
    All Other: $2,318,000 ($92.83)
    Public Welfare: $943,000 ($37.77)
    General Local Government Support: $848,000 ($33.96)
  • Tax - Property: $27,350,000 ($1095.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,011,000 ($360.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,839,000 ($193.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,336,000 ($93.55)
    Amusements Sales: $334,000 ($13.38)
    Other License: $294,000 ($11.77)
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $167,000 ($6.69)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $98,979,000 ($3963.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,482,000 ($3022.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,567,000 ($1144.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,513,000 ($220.78)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,237,000 ($209.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,070,000 ($203.04)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $276,000 ($11.05)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,894,000 ($196.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,243,000 ($1811.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,237,000 ($209.73)

9.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Virginia average:

11.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($56 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Roanoke city, VA  3.19% ($37,304 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.57% ($37,686)
from Salem city, VA  0.50% ($40,413)


8.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Virginia average:

10.78%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($49 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.03%
Virginia average:

0.22%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Roanoke city, VA  3.09% ($31,028 average AGI)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.58% ($58,291)
to Salem city, VA  0.53% ($45,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WSNV (93.5 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
  • W05AA (Channel 5; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WSET, INC.)
  • W04AG (Channel 4; GARDEN CITY, ETC., VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Salem, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 130
  • Hazardous Condition: 228
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Salem


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, VA

Most common first names in Salem, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William37874.7 years
James36372.5 years
Mary30781.0 years
John27174.5 years
Robert22673.2 years
Charles18474.0 years
George14474.5 years
Virginia12480.2 years
Margaret11978.2 years
Ruth11280.4 years
Most common last names in Salem, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13376.9 years
Martin9975.3 years
Brown9877.7 years
Williams9175.2 years
Jones8875.5 years
Johnson8078.9 years
Davis7874.6 years
Hall7777.7 years
Reynolds6073.6 years
Thompson5676.5 years
Businesses in Salem, VA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Burger King2Nike1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites2Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality2
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks2
FedEx6Subway4
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's3The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul2
IHOP1U.S. Cellular3
KFC1UPS9
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger3Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Salem, VA

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