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Overview

Introduction to Salem, Illinois

Salem, Illinois, in Marion county, is 72 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri.

Salem History

Salem is the county seat of Marion County, which was established in 1823. It was created out of parts of Fayette and Jefferson Counties. The county was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Francis Marion.

Salem and nearby Attractions

  • Washington County State Recreation Area
  • Jefferson County Historical Village
  • Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • William Jennings Bryan Museum
  • South Shore State Park

Things To Do In Salem

Local parks include the Washington County State Recreation Area, South Shore State Park, the Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area. The William Jennings Bryan Museum, the Heritage House Museum, Cedarhurst and the Jefferson County Historical Village are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. The community hosts the Marion County Fair every July.

Salem Transportation

Air transportation is available from Williamson County Regional Airport.

Salem Higher Education

John A. Logan College, Lakeland College and Lewis and Clark Community College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 7,054
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,012
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,233
% Above Poverty Level 80%
% Below Poverty Level 20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $528
Median House Value $70,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 19.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 72 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62881
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.626
Longitude -88.945

Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SALEM
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station CARLYLE RESERVOIR
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alma 371 $34,531

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Salem Public Libraries

Library
Bryan-bennett Library
217 W MAIN STREET
Salem, Illinois
(618) 548-7784

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Salem Hospitals

SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1201 RICKER DRIVE
(618) 548-3194
Emergency Service: Yes

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Salem High Schools

SALEM COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
1200 N BROADWAY
618-548-0727
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 805 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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