Salem, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,492 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -25.6%
Males: 727  (48.8%)
Females: 765  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26426.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,504 (it was $16,577 in 2000)
Salem:

$31,504
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,784 (it was $11,188 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,391 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$80,391
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $79,961; detached houses: $82,968; mobile homes: $29,632

Median gross rent in 2017: $557.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Salem, WV (2010)
    • 1,46792.5%White alone
    • 644.0%Black alone
    • 322.0%Two or more races
    • 181.1%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Salem, West Virginia as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 103 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (46.2%), German (6.8%), Italian (6.2%), English (5.9%), Irish (5.7%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,079 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, West Virginia map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $533 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $311 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (85.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (292.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wolf Summit, WV (2.3 miles ),
West Milford, WV (3.2 miles ),
West Union, WV (3.4 miles ),
Clarksburg, WV (3.5 miles ),
Nutter Fort, WV (3.6 miles ),
Lumberport, WV (3.6 miles ),
Despard, WV (3.7 miles ),
Stonewood, WV (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 39.28 N, Longitude: 80.56 W

Area code: 304

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $15,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, WV residents
Average permit cost in Salem, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Salem, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (24.5%)
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.3%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Salem, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Salem, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Salem city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 tornado 39.3 miles away from the city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.9 miles away from Salem center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 197.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 163.4 miles away from Salem center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 195.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from Salem center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 161.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • SALEM GROUP HOME (272 W. MAIN STREET)
  • SALEM CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (146 WATER STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Salem:

  • CLARKSBURG NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • ADAMSTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • MONTICELLO GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CLARKSBURG (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • NUTTER FORT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NUTTER FORT, WV)
  • FOWLER GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • GENTLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)

College/University in Salem:

  • Salem International University (Full-time enrollment: 948; Location: 223 W Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.salemu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Fairmont State University (about 26 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 41 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 48 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 51 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Liberty University (about 61 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 66 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 76 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)

Private high school in Salem:

  • MIRACLE MEADOWS SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: BUFFALO CALF RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Salem:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Salem Volunteer Fire Department Station 9 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Patterson Fork (A), Jacobs Run (B), Dog Run (C), Bear Track Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jennings Randolph - (1902-1998), politician, favored right to vote for young people, Melvin Mayfield - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SALEM WATER BOARD (Population served: 1,788, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2011), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-17-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2011), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2011), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-18-2011)
  • 21 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2007. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-24-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2006. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-28-2008)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2006)
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
  • 15 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
105 people in college/university student housing in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
259 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
102 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Cornerstone Bank, Inc.: Salem Branch at 150 West Main Street, branch established on 1987/01/02. Info updated 2006/12/18: Bank assets: $94.2 mil, Deposits: $78.8 mil, headquarters in West Union, WV, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cornerstone Financial Services, Inc.
  • West Union Bank: Salem Branch at 1 Westgate Center, branch established on 1986/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.9 mil, Deposits: $99.8 mil, headquarters in West Union, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Salem Wv Branch at 200 Railroad Street, branch established on 1986/11/03. 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

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, WV
  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salem, WV (based on Harrison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,44293
Catholic8,6477
Evangelical Protestant8,40651
Other1,0694
Black Protestant1922
Orthodox1101
None34,233-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Harrison County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Harrison County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Harrison County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Harrison County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Harrison County:

32.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.8%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salem:

52.4%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salem:

14.9%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salem:

7.1
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Salem:

35.2%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Salem:

79.5%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$7,307$21,9210$0
Financial Administration 2$4,499$26,9940$0
Water Supply 2$5,314$31,8840$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,726$32,7121$1,222
Other Government Administration 1$3,405$40,8608$427
Solid Waste Management 1$3,277$39,3240$0
Sewerage 1$2,104$25,2480$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,720
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$28,632$28,63211$3,369

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $643,000 ($430.97)
    Water Utilities: $497,000 ($333.11)
    Police Protection: $218,000 ($146.11)
    Regular Highways: $199,000 ($133.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000 ($109.92)
    Financial Administration: $142,000 ($95.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($23.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($2.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($91.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $430,000 ($288.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $730,000 ($489.28)
    Other: $290,000 ($194.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($5.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $138,000 ($92.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($13.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($8.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $455,000 ($304.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $127,000 ($85.12)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($22.12)
  • Tax - Other License: $224,000 ($150.13)
    Property: $89,000 ($59.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $77,000 ($51.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000 ($6.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($4.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,329,000 ($2231.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,327,000 ($2229.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($1.34)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,000 ($87.80)

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, WV  0.71% ($43,466 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.41% ($49,909)
from Taylor County, WV  0.36% ($44,495)


5.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, WV  0.78% ($37,725 average AGI)
to Taylor County, WV  0.38% ($47,559)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.36% ($49,219)
Businesses in Salem, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Domino's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 59.8mTotal length
  • $15,045,000Total costs
  • 59,450Total average daily traffic
  • 4,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,822Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

122 (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, WV)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3852L , Serial Number: 17254021, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/31/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 11/02/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Mountain Wings LLC, 275 Sycamore Shaw Rd, Salem, WV 26426
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 434DJ , Serial Number: 32-8406008, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 03/16/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Wolfe Aviation LLC, 275 Sycamore Shaw Rd, Salem, WV 26426
  • Aircraft: MARTIN JOSEPH K ROTORWAY EXEC 90 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6291K , Serial Number: JM002, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 05/02/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph K Martin, 78 Traugh Fork Rd, Salem, WV 26426
  • Aircraft: WILLOUGHBY PETE A STREAK SHADOW (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2828W , Serial Number: OSS912260003, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 01/09/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph K Martin, Rr 3 Box 120, Salem, WV 26426
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/17/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fires - 74 took place in 2007, and the least - 9 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (54.6%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, WV
    • 31554.6%Structure Fires
    • 16027.7%Outside Fires
    • 7212.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 305.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, WV
Most common first names in Salem, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles5174.3 years
Mary5181.1 years
John5073.0 years
James4667.6 years
William4175.7 years
Robert3870.1 years
Ruth2280.7 years
Helen2077.5 years
Paul1866.9 years
Edward1774.7 years
Most common last names in Salem, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis11579.2 years
Richards2875.6 years
Nicholson2777.6 years
Ash2471.8 years
Kelley2475.2 years
Williams2380.3 years
Underwood2375.1 years
Smith2383.1 years
Swiger2276.4 years
Starkey2074.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, WV
  • 83.2%Utility gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, WV
  • 62.4%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salem compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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