Salem, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 6,971 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 
Males: 3,387  (48.6%)
Females: 3,584  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62881.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,476 (it was $34,339 in 2000)
Salem:

$42,476
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,081 (it was $16,954 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,393 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Salem:

$84,393
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $92,093; detached houses: $87,804; in 2-unit structures: $103,925; mobile homes: $84,906

Median gross rent in 2019: $626.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.0%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, IL (2019)
    • 6,42292.1%White alone
    • 1442.1%Two or more races
    • 1442.1%Hispanic
    • 1211.7%Black alone
    • 821.2%Asian alone
    • 60.09%American Indian alone

Races in Salem detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Illinois as of August 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 209 to 1.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(52.8)
4
(53.0)
2
(26.8)
7
(94.0)
2
(27.9)
1
(13.3)
1
(13.4)
3
(40.8)
12
(164.4)
1
(13.8)
4
(55.5)
6
(84.1)
7
(99.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.2)
5
(66.2)
1
(13.4)
1
(13.4)
9
(125.3)
2
(26.6)
3
(40.2)
1
(13.6)
2
(27.4)
3
(41.4)
2
(27.8)
1
(14.0)
2
(28.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(132.0)
9
(119.2)
18
(241.0)
9
(120.9)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(53.6)
2
(27.2)
5
(68.5)
17
(234.5)
22
(305.5)
11
(154.3)
12
(170.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(686.6)
46
(609.2)
53
(709.5)
75
(1,007)
69
(961.0)
72
(959.0)
56
(750.2)
54
(734.8)
54
(739.9)
49
(676.0)
78
(1,083)
42
(589.0)
34
(482.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
292
(3,855)
365
(4,834)
297
(3,976)
354
(4,754)
284
(3,955)
274
(3,649)
280
(3,751)
298
(4,055)
253
(3,467)
316
(4,359)
306
(4,249)
287
(4,025)
288
(4,083)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(158.4)
8
(105.9)
10
(133.9)
20
(268.6)
8
(111.4)
4
(53.3)
5
(67.0)
8
(108.9)
8
(109.6)
14
(193.1)
7
(97.2)
13
(182.3)
12
(170.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(26.4)
3
(39.7)
21
(281.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(53.6)
2
(27.2)
6
(82.2)
2
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index287.6330.6293.0385.6297.1236.0241.4264.5380.1307.5367.4319.2332.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, IL

Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 26 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Illinois average:

2.31
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Ancestries: German (26.3%), American (23.7%), Irish (11.2%), English (5.3%), Polish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/18/1894

Land area: 6.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,143 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, Illinois map

84 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,823 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,061 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (70.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (232.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Odin, IL (2.4 miles ),
Alma, IL (2.6 miles ),
Iuka, IL (2.9 miles ),
Sandoval, IL (3.1 miles ),
Kell, IL (3.1 miles ),
Junction City, IL (3.2 miles ),
Central City, IL (3.4 miles ),
Kinmundy, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 88.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,716 (+39.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,884 (65.3%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Salem, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Salem, IL in 2019
Salem satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $174,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $350,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, IL residents
Average permit cost in Salem, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

6.5%
Historical population in Salem, IL
Historical housing units in Salem, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Salem, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Salem, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)

Average climate in Salem, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the Salem city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 250% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Salem center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 58.7 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 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 77.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from Salem center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 106.0 miles away from Salem 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 Marion County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • LYNWOOD ESTATES (301 RODDY ROAD)
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 1201 RICKER DRIVE)
  • DOCTORS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1201 HAWTHORN ROAD)
  • TWIN WILLOWS NURSING CENTER (1600 NORTH BROADWAY, PO BOX 370)

Airports and heliports located in Salem:

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Amtrak station near Salem:

  • 13 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 14 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • Rend Lake College (about 35 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 47 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 54 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 58 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • John A Logan College (about 62 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Lake Land College (about 64 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • ST THERESA OF AVILA (Students: 54, Location: 190 N OHIO AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Salem

Library in Salem:

  • BRYAN-BENNETT LIBRARY (Operating income: $159,302; Location: 217 WEST MAIN STREET; 29,107 books; 782 e-books; 1,023 audio materials; 1,296 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Salem: Marion County Fairground (A), Salem Country Club (B), Salem Landfill (C), Salem Sewage Treatment Plant (D), Marion County Courthouse (E), Marion County Emergency Medical Services (F), Salem Area Ambulance (G), Salem Fire Protection District (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Bible Fellowship Church (B), Broadway Christian Church (C), Central Christian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Church of God (F), First General Baptist Church (G), Free Methodist Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bryan Memorial Park (1), East Lawn Cemetery (2), Clapp Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: C and EI Reservoir (A), Salem Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1800 West Main Street), Comfort Inn & Suites (1800 West Main Street), Holiday Inn Salem- Il (Holiday Inn 1812 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Bill Laswell - Bass guitarist, William Jennings Bryan - Secretary of State, William G. Kline - College football player, Charles W. Bryan - Politician, Rockette Morton - Bass guitarist, Ira G. Hedrick - Civil engineer, Morrie Steevens - Baseball player.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 113 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Salem Branch at 401 West Main Street, branch established on 1959/01/09; Salem Westgate Facility Branch at 1365 West Main, branch established on 1981/12/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Marion County Savings Bank: at 301 W Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01; West Main Street Drive-Up Branch at 310 West Main Street, branch established on 1999/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.2 mil, Deposits: $99.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Salem Branch at 102 Cross Creek Boulevard, branch established on 1997/05/12. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Iuka State Bank: Salem Il Branch at 420 East Main Street, branch established on 2011/01/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.1 mil, Deposits: $27.1 mil, headquarters in Iuka, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Iuka Bancshares Inc
  • Regions Bank: 420 W Main St Branch at 420 West Main Street, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Bank: Salem Branch at 1310 West Main Street, branch established on 1870/10/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, IL
  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Salem
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Religion statistics for Salem, IL (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,91671
Other4,0258
Mainline Protestant3,79030
Catholic2,5435
Black Protestant1321
None15,031-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Marion County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salem:

49.8%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salem:

19.4%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.6%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Salem:

28.6%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Salem:

57.7%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.2%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$89,504$71,6030$0
Water Supply 10$41,987$50,3840$0
Financial Administration 8$20,292$30,4380$0
Police - Other 8$27,172$40,7580$0
Other and Unallocable 8$32,156$48,2346$3,762
Gas Supply 5$25,294$60,7060$0
Sewerage 4$18,509$55,5270$0
Other Government Administration 3$9,229$36,9165$919
Streets and Highways 3$12,010$48,0400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,641$55,6928$1,546
Local Libraries 1$2,930$35,1607$5,345
Totals for Government 66$283,723$51,58626$11,572

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $514,000 ($73.73)
    Regular Highways: $428,000 ($61.40)
    Water Utilities: $191,000 ($27.40)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,760,000 ($539.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,416,000 ($346.58)
    Financial Administration: $2,105,000 ($301.97)
    Police Protection: $1,801,000 ($258.36)
    Regular Highways: $624,000 ($89.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $473,000 ($67.85)
    Libraries: $240,000 ($34.43)
    General - Other: $230,000 ($32.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $151,000 ($21.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000 ($38.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $130,000 ($18.65)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($13.34)
    Regular Highways: $78,000 ($11.19)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($10.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($8.18)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($5.02)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,809,000 ($546.41)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $561,000 ($80.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000 ($28.98)
    Other: $43,000 ($6.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $903,000 ($129.54)
    Interest Earnings: $195,000 ($27.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $90,000 ($12.91)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,962,000 ($424.90)
    Water Utilities: $2,622,000 ($376.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,583,000 ($657.44)
    Highways: $191,000 ($27.40)
    Other: $69,000 ($9.90)
  • Tax - Property: $1,250,000 ($179.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $81,000 ($11.62)
    Other License: $30,000 ($4.30)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,720,000 ($820.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,300,000 ($760.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,885,000 ($413.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000 ($353.61)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,772,000 ($2119.06)

4.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clinton County, IL  0.96% ($32,521 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.55% ($35,488)
from Washington County, IL  0.47% ($36,845)
Businesses in Salem, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Hardee's1
Applebee's1KFC1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1New Balance1
Circle K1Nike2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Dennys1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
Ford1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 76Number of bridges
  • 577ft / 176mTotal length
  • $4,088,000Total costs
  • 349,710Total average daily traffic
  • 112,895Total average daily truck traffic
  • 178,774Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 291960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Salem, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of fire incidents - 90 took place in 2012, and the least - 12 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.0%), and Outside Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, IL
    • 43346.0%Structure Fires
    • 32834.9%Outside Fires
    • 14615.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 343.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Illinois:

  • Lakewood Motel, 1500 E Main St, Salem, Illinois 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-2785
  • Guesthouse Inn, 1812 W Main St, Salem, Illinois 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-4212, Fax: (618) 548-2584
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1800 W Main St, Salem, Illinois 62881 , Phone: (618) 548-2177, Fax: (618) 548-2062
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salem, 102 Holiday Ln, Salem, Illinois 62881 , Phone: (847) 927-3030, Fax: (847) 927-3030
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Illinois
Most common first names in Salem, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10074.4 years
John8772.2 years
James8674.0 years
Charles8473.8 years
Mary8178.7 years
Robert6071.4 years
George4776.9 years
Helen4079.3 years
Harold3472.2 years
Dorothy3378.0 years
Most common last names in Salem, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5179.5 years
Williams4475.9 years
Jones4178.4 years
Brown3574.0 years
Johnson2374.7 years
Davis2376.4 years
Donoho2375.4 years
Wilson2380.6 years
Phelps2273.7 years
Gaston1982.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, IL
  • 83.9%Utility gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, IL
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel


Salem compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Salem on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 12 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Raymond J. Drake, Jr. (6)
  • Larry E. Maddux (5)
  • Ray Drake (4)
  • James B. Stiehl (4)
  • Larry Maddux (3)
  • Joshua Kaburick (1)
  • Michael R. Bowman (1)
  • Leonard E. Van Houtin (1)
  • Kevin Cantrell (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2021.