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Salem township, KS map Land area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 364 (all rural)
Males: 193  (53.0%)
Females: 171  (47.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 364 (336 owner occupied, 28 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

31%


Races in Salem township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Median age of males: 36.3
Median age of females: 36.5

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Average household size: 2.91

Salem township:

2.9 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,079 ($51,042 in 1999)
This township:

$60,079
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $296 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $323)
Here:

$296
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,763 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Salem township:

$96,763
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,121 - $111,096

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $188,370
Here:

$188,370
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $147,695
Here:

$147,695
State:

$34,057
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

10.5%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

 

58% of Salem township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 306
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 33
  • West: 26
Salem township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 118
  • Mobile homes: 48

Median worth of mobile homes: $64,200


Housing units in Salem township with a mortgage: 45 (11 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 32
  • 1970 to 1979: 23
  • 1960 to 1969: 16
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 55

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Salem township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 83
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 54
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 20

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 2
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (26%)
  • Transportation equipment (22%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction laborers (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (14%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Bus drivers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Salem township:

  • United States or American (47.1%)
  • German (20.0%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • Swedish (4.1%)
  • Scandinavian (3.4%)
  • Scottish (3.4%)
  • Dutch (2.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 163 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (15%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Wood (5%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 389
  • In family households: 370 (104 male householders, 14 female householders)
    117 spouses, 115 children (100 natural, 0 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 12 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19 (11 male householders (11 living alone)), 8 female householders (8 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 46 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 19 1-person,

95 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (1 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Salem township:

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