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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Retail trade (14.2%), Manufacturing (13.4%).
Detached houses: $266,598Here:$266,598State:$330,816
Townhouses or other attached units: $494,230Here:$494,230State:$310,878
In 2-unit structures: $187,138Here:$187,138State:$285,516
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,484Here:$290,484State:$270,208
Mobile homes: $29,647Here:$29,647State:$37,843
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
McCain (Republican): 57.4%
Obama (Democratic): 41.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,474 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,324 (0.9%)
Area name: Roanoke, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem city is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $747 a month.
Cities in this county include: Salem.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 16.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Roanoke city .
Unemployment by year (%)
Current college students: 2,195
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
Number of foreign born residents: 523 (55% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.4%
Housing units in Salem city with a mortgage: 3,797 (445 second mortgage, 531 home equity loan, 69 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,266
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Salem city (%):
10.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,873 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.38% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($29,488 average AGI)
2.20% relocated from other states ($9,386 average AGI)Salem city:2.20%Virginia average:4.24%
9.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,672 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.83% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($28,077 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($8,595 average AGI)Salem city:2.15%Virginia average:4.13%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,512 (5,597 aged, 915 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.1. This is more than state average.
5,189 spouses, 6,184 children (5,659 natural, 156 adopted, 369 stepchildren), 266 grandchildren, 162 brothers or sisters, 137 parents, 122 other relatives, 420 non-relatives
Size of family households: 3,210 2-persons, 1,585 3-persons, 1,199 4-persons, 418 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 2,889 1-person, 404 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.
96.0% of residents of Salem city speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
Population growth in Salem city
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.70 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
57% of Salem city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Virginia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
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