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People

Total Population 962
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 354
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,521
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $506
Median House Value $51,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 15.8%

West Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Edwards
Standard Zip Codes 62476
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.52
Longitude -88.004

West 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 ALBION
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station EVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance 41.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albion 2,139 $52,803
Bellmont 193 $31,667
Bone Gap 211 $46,111
Browns 145 $49,375
Calhoun 190 $53,250

West Salem Public Libraries

Library
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112 W. SOUTH STREET
West Salem, Illinois
(618) 456-8970

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