Salem, Utah

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Salem, Utah

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High Points

Salem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Salem Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Salem Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Salem College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Salem Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Salem People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Salem, Utah

Comparing Salem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 8
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 1 4
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2

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Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 327 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84653
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.053
Longitude -111.672

Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 37 F
Apr Temp 26 to 59 F
Jul Temp 44 to 88 F
Oct Temp 26 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
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Salem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,372 100%
Male 2,211 50.6%
Female 2,161 49.4%
Under 18 1,775 40.6%
18+ 2,597 59.4%
65+ 342 7.8%
Median Age 24.2
Average Family Size 4.14
White 4,244 97.1%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 6 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 61 1.4%
Mixed Race 42 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 122 2.8%

Estimated Salem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,725
Growth 353
Growth % 8.1%

Salem Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 38%
US/American 10.3%
German 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Danish 7.3%
Swedish 3.8%
Irish 3%
Norwegian 2.8%
Scottish 2.4%
Dutch 2.3%
British 2%
Italian 1.9%
European 1.9%
Scandinavian 1.6%
Welsh 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Icelander 1.2%
Canadian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Salem 4,372 $57,557
Elk Ridge 1,838 $65,813
Mapleton 5,809 $63,856
Payson 12,716 $47,491
Santaquin 4,834 $45,323
Spanish Fork 20,246 $51,209
Woodland Hills 941 $82,358
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