For population 25 years and over in West Salem:
For population 15 years and over in West Salem village:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $565 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (45.1 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (121.0 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (230.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Bone Gap, IL (2.3 miles ), Parkersburg, IL (2.3 miles ), Calhoun, IL (3.0 miles ), Browns, IL (3.2 miles) , Albion, IL (3.2 miles ), Bellmont, IL (3.3 miles ), Mount Erie, IL (3.5 miles) , Claremont, IL (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 38.52 N, Longitude: 88.01 W
Area code: 618
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Crime in West Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-3.7%).
Work and jobs in West Salem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Salem, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the West Salem village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 14.3 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Salem-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 8.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from West Salem center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 9.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from West Salem center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 9.0 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 Edwards County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near West Salem:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Salem:
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Public elementary/middle school in West Salem:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.0%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
West Salem compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in West Salem (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for West Salem (based on Edwards County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.99%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
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West Salem government finances in 2002:
4.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,346 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,197 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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West Salem fatal accident list:
Feb 21, 1990 01:50 PM, Church, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Salem)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.