South Salem, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 200 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 98  (49.2%)
Females: 102  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45681.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,405 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
South Salem:

$44,405
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,091 (it was $12,762 in 2000)

South Salem village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,735 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
South Salem:

$94,735
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,049; detached houses: $161,772; townhouses or other attached units: $906,214; in 2-unit structures: $76,427; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,341; mobile homes: $53,180

Median gross rent in 2017: $795.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Salem: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.7%
(27.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in South Salem, OH (2010)
    • 20198.5%White alone
    • 21.0%Black alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in South Salem, Ohio as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Salem is 252 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (22.6%), English (19.0%), Irish (15.5%), German (8.3%), Scottish (7.1%), European (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 965 people per square mile   (low).

South Salem, Ohio map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,107 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $364 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, OH (48.2 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Greenfield, OH (2.1 miles ),
Frankfort, OH (2.9 miles ),
Bourneville, OH (3.0 miles),
Cynthiana, OH (3.4 miles),
Leesburg, OH (3.6 miles ),
Highland Holiday, OH (3.6 miles ),
Rocky Fork Point, OH (3.7 miles ),
Clarksburg, OH (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 83.31 W

Distribution of median household income in South Salem, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in South Salem, OH in 2017
South Salem satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Ohio:

4.1%
Most common industries in South Salem, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (11.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.2%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (17.6%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Wood products (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (21.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (18.4%)
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (13.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
Most common occupations in South Salem, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Engineers (7.8%)
  • Construction laborers (7.8%)
  • Woodworkers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Personal appearance workers (13.2%)
  • Legal support workers (10.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Art and design workers (5.3%)

Average climate in South Salem, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Salem-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the South Salem village center killed 36 people and injured 1150 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from South 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 88.1 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from South Salem center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from South Salem center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from South Salem 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 Ross County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Salem:

  • HEARTH AND CARE AT GREENFIELD (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, OH)
  • LEIGH LANE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, OH)
  • EDGEWOOD MANOR OF GREENFIELD I (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, OH)
  • GREENFIELD AREA MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, OH)
  • VALLEY VIEW ALZHEIMER'S CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRANKFORT, OH)
  • VALLEY VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRANKFORT, OH)
  • MAPLE VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BAINBRIDGE, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Salem:

  • Southern State Community College (about 18 miles; Hillsboro, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,418)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 29 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Cedarville University (about 40 miles; Cedarville, OH; FT enrollment: 3,396)
  • Central State University (about 41 miles; Wilberforce, OH; FT enrollment: 2,094)
  • Shawnee State University (about 46 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • DeVry University-Ohio (about 47 miles; Columbus, OH; FT enrollment: 3,896)
  • Franklin University (about 47 miles; Columbus, OH; FT enrollment: 3,736)

Public elementary/middle school in South Salem:

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Points of interest:

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Cemetery: South Salem Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Esther Boise Van Deman - Archaeologist, Henry L. Dickey - Politician.

Ross County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in South Salem:

Marital status in South Salem, OH
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in South Salem:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Ohio average:

10.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Salem, OH (based on Ross County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,54872
Mainline Protestant6,94434
Catholic2,7502
Other5385
Black Protestant2903
None57,994-
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: 18
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Ross County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Ross County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
South Salem:

48.4%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Salem:

19.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
South Salem:

20.5%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
South Salem:

58.6%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
South Salem:

84.6%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Salem, OH 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
Other Government Administration 7$815$1,3970$0
Financial Administration 1$800$9,6000$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 8$1,615$2,4233$250

South Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $50,000 ($250.00)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($50.00)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($45.00)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($15.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($30.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,000 ($95.00)

South Salem government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $58,000 ($290.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($10.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($70.00)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($150.00)

South Salem government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000 ($1750.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $325,000 ($1625.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($125.00)

South Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $249,000 ($1245.00)

4.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Ohio average:

5.51%

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 Franklin County, OH  0.77% ($40,303 average AGI)
to Pickaway County, OH  0.55% ($38,417)
to Pike County, OH  0.47% ($41,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Salem:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEX (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WOSU (820 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHI (1350 AM; 1 kW; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Salem:

  • WOHC (90.1 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNU (97.5 FM; GREENFIELD, OH; Owner: SOUTHERN OHIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVXC (89.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WKKJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVT (88.7 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WXIZ (100.9 FM; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WFCB (93.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOUH-FM (91.9 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WCHO-FM (105.5 FM; WASHINGTON COURT HOU, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSRW-FM (106.7 FM; HILLSBORO, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXZQ (100.1 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: DBA PIKETON COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around South Salem:

  • WWHO (Channel 53; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • W59DL (Channel 59; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSYX (Channel 6; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WSYX LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.4mTotal length
  • $1,074,000Total costs
  • 15,044Total average daily traffic
  • 852Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,878Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in South Salem, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 41900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for South Salem, OH

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5400 St Rt 28 (Lat: 39.352861 Lon: -83.239000), Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVS227,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2022, Certifier: Rick Riccardi, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. Seventeenth Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (202) 828-5700, Fax: (703) 812-0468, Email:
  • Lat: 39.342472 Lon: -83.307889, Call Sign: WQYT321,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.237 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2017, Expiration Date: 01/11/2027, Certifier: Steven Wisecup, Registrant: B&c Communications, 118 Renick Avenue, Chillicothe, OH 45601, Phone: (740) 773-2722, Fax: (740) 772-2978, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 23 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in South Salem, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.7%), and Outside Fires (31.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in South Salem, OH
    • 5845.7%Structure Fires
    • 4031.5%Outside Fires
    • 2922.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Salem, OH
Most common first names in South Salem, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1166.3 years
Mary570.0 years
Charles478.5 years
Richard473.2 years
Robert470.5 years
William474.2 years
Evelyn371.7 years
Harold373.6 years
Howard371.0 years
Gerald363.4 years
Most common last names in South Salem, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hester579.0 years
Smith456.3 years
Taylor457.2 years
Gray366.7 years
Johnson370.4 years
Jones363.1 years
Knisley374.4 years
Davis380.7 years
Miller376.0 years
Nolan373.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Salem, OH
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 21.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.8%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Salem, OH
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 31.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


South Salem compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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