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Total population: 25,462 (All urban)

Salem,VA index of house prices


Houses: 10,403 (9,954 occupied: 6,726 owner occupied, 3,228 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

30%

Housing density: 713 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $310,495.


Median contract rent in 2009: $583 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $674)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $615


Median gross rent in Salem, VA in 2009: $689


Housing units in Salem 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


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $73,685


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,820


Median monthly housing costs: $793





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Salem, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $161,312 (it was $99,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$161,312
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,820 - $210,634

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $266,598
Here:

$266,598
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $494,230
Here:

$494,230
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $187,138
Here:

$187,138
State:

$285,516

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,484
Here:

$290,484
State:

$270,208

Mobile homes: $29,647
Here:

$29,647
State:

$37,843

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,060
  • In family households: 19,033 (4,936 male householders, 1,617 female householders)
    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
  • In nonfamily households: 4,027 (1,185 male householders (935 living alone)), 2,195 female householders (1,954 living alone)), 647 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,687 (512 institutionalized population)

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.

3,506 married couples with children.
1,235 single-parent households (245 men, 990 women).

96.0% of residents of Salem 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).

Foreign born population: 523 (2.1%)
(55.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Salem, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 134
  • 4 rooms: 567
  • 5 rooms: 1,365
  • 6 rooms: 1,468
  • 7 rooms: 1,265
  • 8 rooms: 763
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,129
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 150
  • 3 rooms: 381
  • 4 rooms: 1,136
  • 5 rooms: 847
  • 6 rooms: 304
  • 7 rooms: 187
  • 8 rooms: 105
  • 9 or more rooms: 85
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Salem, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 142
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,541
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,191
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,475
  • 5+ bedrooms: 358
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 513
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,719
  • 3 bedrooms: 775
  • 4 bedrooms: 170
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 284
  • 1 vehicle: 1,739
  • 2 vehicles: 2,988
  • 3 vehicles: 1,289
  • 4 vehicles: 334
  • 5+ vehicles: 92
  • no vehicle: 311
  • 1 vehicle: 1,661
  • 2 vehicles: 916
  • 3 vehicles: 273
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 117
  • 2000 to 2004: 490
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,165
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,318
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,123
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,865
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,693
  • 1940 to 1949: 838
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,108

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Salem, VA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Salem, VA:

  • Less than $10,000: 80
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 40
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 40
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 42
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 43
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 37
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 34
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 58
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 17
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 26
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 46
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 53
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 57
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 196
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 587
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 712
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 921
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1209
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 943
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 980
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 290
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 392
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 86
  • $1,000,000 or more: 29
 


Salem rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Salem:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 10
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 27
  • $350 to $399: 57
  • $400 to $449: 95
  • $450 to $499: 397
  • $500 to $549: 150
  • $550 to $599: 108
  • $600 to $649: 258
  • $650 to $699: 386
  • $700 to $749: 280
  • $750 to $799: 177
  • $800 to $899: 225
  • $900 to $999: 323
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 163
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 85
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 54
  • $2,000 or more: 15
  • No cash rent: 170
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 142
  • 1990 to 1994: 21
  • 1985 to 1989: 146
  • 1980 to 1984: 38
  • 1975 to 1979: 57
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 96


Salem, VA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 46.4%
Number of people working at home: 190 (1.6% of all workers)


Salem commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 709
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2053
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2545
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2460
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2147
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 626
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 753
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 101
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 95
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 255
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 158
  • 90 or more minutes: 96
 


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 10,261 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,094 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 28 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 513 (4%)
  • Other means: 56 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (2%)
 


Salem, VA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 746
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 520
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 736
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 916
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 725
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 843
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 596
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 728
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 550
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1081
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 841
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 808
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 379
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 212
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 128
  • $200,000 or more: 124
 

First ancestries reported:

 United States or American: 4474
 German: 2625
 Other groups: 2619
 English: 2496
 Irish: 1819
 Italian: 515
 Scotch-Irish: 505
 French (except Basque): 462
 Scottish: 358
 Dutch: 238
 Polish: 229
 European: 200
 Welsh: 129
 Yugoslavian: 116
 Swedish: 113
 French Canadian: 96
 Arab:: 79
 Subsaharan African:: 72
 African: 65
 Norwegian: 58
 Swiss: 55
 Lebanese: 53
 British: 48
 Northern European: 41
 Slovene: 41
 Hungarian: 34
 Danish: 33
 Arab/Arabic: 26
 Lithuanian: 23
 Pennsylvania German: 20
 Austrian: 19
 Albanian: 18
 Greek: 14
 Slovak: 13
 Czechoslovakian: 12
 Russian: 12
 Celtic: 11
 Finnish: 9
 Basque: 8
 Latvian: 8
 Scandinavian: 7
 Ethiopian: 7
 Ukrainian: 7


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Philippines (22%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (7%)
  • Brazil (7%)


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

  • This state: 16804
  • Northeast: 1851
  • Midwest: 1179
  • South: 3781
  • West: 470

57% of Salem 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.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 32
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 26
  • 5th and 6th grade: 131
  • 7th and 8th grade: 319
  • 9th grade: 302
  • 10th grade: 238
  • 11th grade: 288
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 201
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,357
  • Less than 1 year of college: 372
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,258
  • Associate degree: 496
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,010
  • Master's degree: 358
  • Professional school degree: 129
  • Doctorate degree: 110

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 34
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 156
  • 7th and 8th grade: 363
  • 9th grade: 181
  • 10th grade: 301
  • 11th grade: 210
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 215
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,000
  • Less than 1 year of college: 808
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,449
  • Associate degree: 614
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,175
  • Master's degree: 357
  • Professional school degree: 88
  • Doctorate degree: 73

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.4%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 3.1%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 2.8%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 10.3%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 61.5%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 36.4%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 5.9%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $51,465
  • Black householders: $33,478
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $55,490
  • Asian householders: $58,663
  • Some other race householders: $49,099
  • Two or more races householders: $56,546
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $32,034
Salem household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Salem household income for Black householders
Salem household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Salem household income for Asian householders
Salem household income for Some other race householders
Salem household income for Two or more races householders
Salem household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Salem marital status for males
Salem marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $171,556
  • Black or African American householders: $132,367
  • Asian householders: $137,245
  • Some other race householders: $223,593
  • Two or more races householders: $205,380
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $182,939

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,133
  • One, attached: 321
  • Two: 407
  • 3 or 4: 272
  • 5 to 9: 493
  • 10 to 19: 1,054
  • 20 to 49: 230
  • 50 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 391
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $8,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Salem:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salem
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.4%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (45.4%)
  • Utility gas (45.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

2.5%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,501
Here:

72.9%
Virginia:

20.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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.)


 

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