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People

Total Population 809
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 31.6%
Employed Population 16+ 262
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,958
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $489
Median House Value $78,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 8.7%

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

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 42078
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.264
Longitude -88.244

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 SMITHLAND LOCK & DAM
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station GILBERTSVILLE KY DAM
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station BROOKPORT DAM 52
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Salem, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lola (42078)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calvert City 2,543 $62,679
Eddyville 2,603 $50,040
Fredonia 494 $52,321
Kuttawa 698 $70,938
Marion 3,004 $43,125
Smithland 354 $34,659

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

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