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People

Total Population 4,976
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,631
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,750
% Above Poverty Level 66.7%
% Below Poverty Level 33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $463
Median House Value $83,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 14%

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

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles SW of St. Peters, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Dent
Standard Zip Codes 65560
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.645
Longitude -91.535

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station COOK STATION
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station LICKING 4 N
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Doss (65560)

Gladden (65560)

Maples (65560)

Shannondale (65560)

Sligo (65560)

Timber (65560)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunker 412 $27,500
Edgar Springs 216 $34,375
Licking 3,066 $37,537

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

Salem Public Libraries

Library
Salem Public Library
102 NORTH JACKSON
Salem, Missouri
(573) 729-4331
Library Web Site

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Salem Hospitals

SALEM MEMORIAL DISTRICT HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
PO BOX 774 HIGHWAY 72 NORTH
(573) 729-6626
Emergency Service: Yes

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Salem High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SALEM SR. HIGH
1400 W THIRD ST
573-729-6641
Serves 509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

OZARK HILLS STATE SCHOOL
100 S WARFEL ST
573-372-6488
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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