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Population in 2012: 1,574 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.5%
Males: 777  (49.4%)
Females: 797  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26426.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,266 (it was $16,577 in 2000)
Salem:

$26,266
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,406

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,679 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$49,679
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,129; Detached houses: $71,417; Mobile homes: $27,840

Median gross rent in 2012: $512.

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  • White alone - 1,842 (92.6%)
  • Asian alone - 79 (4.0%)
  • Black alone - 25 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (22.2%), Irish (16.5%), German (13.5%), English (6.1%), Dutch (4.0%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,139 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

82 residents are foreign born (8.8% Asia).

This city:  4.1%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Salem, West Virginia as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $394 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $307 (0.7%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.28 N, Longitude: 80.56 W

Area code: 304

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Crime rates in Salem (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (50.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (100.1 per 100,000)
  • 10 thefts (500.3 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (100.1 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 44.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime rates in Salem (2009):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (293.3 per 100,000)
  • 8 burglaries (391.0 per 100,000)
  • 19 thefts (928.6 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 120.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 279.7)

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

0.63
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -394 (-16.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 54% 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 significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Salem center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Salem, WV

College/University in Salem:

  • Salem International University (Full-time enrollment: 729; 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: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University (about 42 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 53 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • West Liberty University (about 61 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 66 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 76 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,131)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 82 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • MIRACLE MEADOWS SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: RR 1 BOX 289B; Grades: 5 - 11)
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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

 
Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
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
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 20.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.0
U.S.:

25.0

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

SALEM WATER BOARD (Population served: 1893, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2006)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-26-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-16-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-2006)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-2006)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-2006)
  • 14 other older monitoring violations
MIRACLE MEADOWS SCHOOL (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2002)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-1999), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2000), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-05-2000), St Public Notif issued (MAY-30-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-1999), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-05-2000), St Public Notif issued (MAY-30-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-29-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-29-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2005)
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 15 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.2%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, WV

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

Salem compared to West Virginia state average:

Salem, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Salem travel time to work - commute


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.21%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of Christ
Adherents29.3%27.3%23.0%2.8%2.5%
Congregations39.6%4.9%22.9%3.5%5.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%1.8%1.2%1.2%8.6%
Congregations2.8%2.1%0.7%0.7%17.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This 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
This county:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Harrison County:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Harrison County:

14.1%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.7%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
West Virginia:

13.1%

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 1$2,176$26,1120$0
Other Government Administration 3$6,188$24,7526$97
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$160
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,640$22,5600$0
Streets and Highways 8$12,934$19,4010$0
Sewerage 2$4,259$25,5540$0
Water Supply 2$4,457$26,7420$0
Totals for Government 19$35,654$22,5187$257

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $431,000 ($273.82)
    Water Utilities: $328,000 ($208.39)
    Police Protection: $166,000 ($105.46)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($95.30)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($77.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($73.70)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($17.79)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($2.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $260,000 ($165.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($3.18)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $737,000 ($468.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($5.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $689,000 ($437.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($67.98)
    All Other: $56,000 ($35.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($33.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($24.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $345,000 ($219.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($63.53)
    General Support: $6,000 ($3.81)
  • Tax - NEC: $215,000 ($136.59)
    Property: $68,000 ($43.20)
    Public Utilities: $63,000 ($40.03)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $172,000 ($109.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,341,000 ($2757.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,142,000 ($2631.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $134,000 ($85.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $199,000 ($126.43)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($24.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $250,000 ($158.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $150,000 ($95.30)

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Harrison County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marion County, WV  0.62% ($36,032 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.36% ($38,722)
from Lewis County, WV  0.28% ($27,600)


5.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
Harrison County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, WV  0.64% ($28,500 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.45% ($30,690)
to Taylor County, WV  0.26% ($26,554)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Salem, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

Salem fatal accident list:

Mar 15, 2010 03:53 PM, Us-50, Sr-23, Lat: 39.29433889, Lon: -80.56788333, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 5, 1989 01:25 AM, 23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $422,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 136
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 2,465

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

103 (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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph K Martin, Rr 3 Box 120, Salem, WV 26426
  • Aircraft: DELONG DELWIN BD-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 484DD , Serial Number: BD-4695DD, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Delwin P Delong, Rr 5 Box 688, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph K Martin, Rr 3 Box 120, Salem, WV 26426


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Salem


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Salem, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Domino's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
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