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Salem city, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 25,559 (all urban); it was 24,747 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,310
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,314
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,726
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,421 (it was 3,228 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

33%

Land area: 15 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1752 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem city: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.0%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Salem city, VA (2019)
    • 21,53185.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6996.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8723.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6692.6%Two or more races
    • 4421.7%Asian alone
    • 780.3%Some other race alone
    • 320.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 200.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 11,891  (46.5%)
Females: 13,668  (53.5%)
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Average household size:
Salem city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,885 ($38,997 in 1999)
This county:

$58,885
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $635, upper quartile is $900)
This county:

$777
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $192,357 (it was $99,200 in 2000)
Salem city:

$192,357
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,108 - $267,836
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,378
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

Institutionalized population: 507
Salem city, VA map from a distance

Health of residents in Salem city based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
74.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,957 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,008 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Salem city, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Salem city, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Salem city, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.5%
Salem city:

8.5%
Virginia:

9.9%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 95.7% for American Indian residents, 39.0% for other race residents, 6.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 39.9 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 52.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.6 years old, Other race residents: 34.4 years old)

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.

Salem city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Salem city: Petersburg Jail Farm (A), Binford Store (B), Jordan Point Country Club (C), Nelhassett Camp (D), Cummings Store (E), Seldons Store (F), Sunny Brook Farms (G), Ruffin Ridge Farms (H), Prince George Golf Club (I), Country Club of Petersburg Golf Course (J), Jordan Point Marina (K), Flowerdew Hundred Plantation (L), Evergreen Plantation (M), Brandon Plantation (N), Johnsons Landing (O), Upper Brandon Farms Wharf (P), Ritchie Wharf (Q), River View (R), Jefferson Park Fire Department (S), Prince George Emergency Crew (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lee Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Salem city include: Powell Creek Church (A), Prince George Church (B), Providence Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D), Rosewood Church (E), Sacred Heart Church (F), Brandon Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Sinai Memorial Park (1), Union Branch Cemetery (2), Shiloh Cemetery (3), Salem Cemetery (4), Saint Pauls Cemetery (5), Sacred Heart Cemetery (6), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Laniers Millpond (A), Bakers Pond (B), Lake Binford (C), Hanzlik Pond (D), Izaak Walton Pond (E), Thackets Ponds (F), Woodys Pond (G), Jandls Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Southerly Run (A), Gravelly Run (B), Bailey Creek (C), Harrison Creek (D), Wards Creek (E), Walls Run (F), Second Swamp (G), Powell Creek (H), North Fork Blackwater Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Salem city: Spring Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Amelia County , Charlotte County , Hopkins County, Kentucky , Letcher County, Kentucky , Surry County , Wayne County, Missouri , Hampton city .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Salem city, VA

Current college students: 2,195
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 883 (35.5% naturalized citizens)

Salem city:

3.5%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2882010 or later
  • 3182000 to 2009
  • 1861990 to 1999
  • 1841980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 102Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.4%

Salem city marital status for males Salem city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,654
  • One, attached: 321
  • Two: 254
  • 3 or 4: 187
  • 5 to 9: 411
  • 10 to 19: 1,574
  • 20 to 49: 183
  • 50 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 299
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Salem city with a mortgage: 3,594 (47 second mortgage, 404 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,809

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Salem city:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Salem city:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Salem city:

9.8%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Salem city:

27.3%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

18.6%

Tornado activity:

Salem city historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 131344.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 247 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem city-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from Salem city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the county 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 221.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 120.0 miles away from Salem city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Salem city

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,577 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,468 (7.0%)
  • Bus: 254 (1.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 19 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 130 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 92 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 690 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 799 (3.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (16%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (12%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Salem city


  • American (25%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Salem city, Virginia in 2000:

  • 926 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 262 people in nursing homes
  • 233 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 69 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 58 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Salem city, Virginia in 2010:

  • 1,177 people in college/university student housing
  • 349 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 116 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,902.

10.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.99%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.70% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($34,849 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($10,887 average AGI)
Salem city:

2.28%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Roanoke city, VA  3.22% ($39,117 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  2.63% ($49,266)
from Montgomery County, VA  0.48% ($40,021)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.43% ($64,143)
from Bedford County, VA  0.28% ($34,607)
from Franklin County, VA  0.24% ($35,875)


11.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.05%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.89% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($33,705 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($12,145 average AGI)
Salem city:

2.16%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke County, VA  3.10% ($48,768 average AGI)
to Roanoke city, VA  3.09% ($30,390)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.44% ($51,023)
to Montgomery County, VA  0.43% ($36,238)
to Bedford County, VA  0.27% ($38,926)
to Franklin County, VA  0.21% ($37,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Salem city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Salem city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Salem city
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Salem city
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Salem city
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem city
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem city
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem city
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Salem city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,065 (4,280 aged, 785 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 286 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Salem city, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (383)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (363)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (315)
  • Unspecified dementia (301)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (259)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (198)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (92)
  • Congestive heart failure (92)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (73)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 92,480
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,364
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 433,281

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 941
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,136
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 89
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 162

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,559
  • Male householders: 4,396 (1,476 living alone), Female householders: 5,642 (1,916 living alone)
  • 4,361 spouses (4,336 opposite-sex spouses), 537 unmarried partners, (521 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,766 children (5,469 natural, 44 adopted, 240 stepchildren), 1,166 grandchildren, 110 brothers or sisters, 148 parents, 0 foster children, 362 other relatives, 541 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,569

Size of family households: 3,267 2-persons, 1,284 3-persons, 892 4-persons, 561 5-persons, 173 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,388 1-person, 453 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 24 5-persons.

2,550 married couples with children.
1,314 single-parent households (312 men, 1,002 women).

94.9% of residents of Salem city speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $265,742,000 ($10,915 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,651,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $103,148,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,361,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,000
Federal grants: $13,408,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,760,000 ($288,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $83,050,000 ($9,194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,135,000
Federal Government insurance: $100,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,272
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,607
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +123
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +156
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Salem city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.70 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Salem city, Virginia
  • Year house built in Salem city, Virginia
  • 572014 or later
  • 2572010 to 2013
  • 6952000 to 2009
  • 1,0691990 to 1999
  • 1,3851980 to 1989
  • 1,6981970 to 1979
  • 2,1791960 to 1969
  • 1,5121950 to 1959
  • 7671940 to 1949
  • 1,1781939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Salem city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem city, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem city, Virginia
  • 111 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 523 rooms
  • 5044 rooms
  • 9235 rooms
  • 1,2876 rooms
  • 1,4527 rooms
  • 8188 rooms
  • 1,3059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem city, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem city, Virginia
  • 481 room
  • 1062 rooms
  • 6493 rooms
  • 1,3014 rooms
  • 6965 rooms
  • 3176 rooms
  • 1877 rooms
  • 2668 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Salem city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem city, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem city, Virginia
  • 10no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 9462 bedrooms
  • 3,0433 bedrooms
  • 1,7764 bedrooms
  • 4655+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem city, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem city, Virginia
  • 46no bedroom
  • 6511 bedroom
  • 1,9092 bedrooms
  • 7533 bedrooms
  • 2784 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem city in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem city in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 361no vehicle
  • 1,4691 vehicle
  • 2,3772 vehicles
  • 1,5063 vehicles
  • 4874 vehicles
  • 1605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem city in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem city in renter-occupied apartments
  • 358no vehicle
  • 2,1871 vehicle
  • 8052 vehicles
  • 2623 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

84.9% of Salem city residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Virginia.

Salem city:

84.9%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,815
  • Other state: 6,725
  • Northeast: 1,953
  • Midwest: 903
  • South: 3,340
  • West: 516
Year householders moved into unit in Salem city, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salem city
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.8%Electricity
  • 26.9%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 124
Here:

5.4%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,584
Here:

59.9%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:

  • Total number of recipients: 392
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 348
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 249
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 85
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 157
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 137
Most common first names in Salem city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William37874.7 years
James36372.5 years
Mary30781.0 years
John27174.5 years
Robert22673.2 years
Charles18474.0 years
George14474.5 years
Virginia12480.2 years
Margaret11978.2 years
Ruth11280.4 years
Most common last names in Salem city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13376.9 years
Martin9975.3 years
Brown9877.7 years
Williams9175.2 years
Jones8875.5 years
Johnson8078.9 years
Davis7874.6 years
Hall7777.7 years
Reynolds6073.6 years
Thompson5676.5 years