Salem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):
Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
Comparing Salem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Male Share of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|College Educated Adults|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Short Commute Times|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|People Living Alone|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Low Property Crime|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Nearest Large City||85 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Standard Zip Codes||26426|
|Phone Area Codes||304|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||WEST UNION 2|
|Jan Temp||18 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||36 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||38 to 66 F|
|Annual Precip||45.8 inches|
|Station||MIDDLEBOURNE 3 ESE|
|Jan Temp||19 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||37 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||62 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 66 F|
|Annual Precip||45.2 inches|
|Jan Temp||18 to 40 F|
|Apr Temp||35 to 63 F|
|Jul Temp||60 to 83 F|
|Oct Temp||38 to 66 F|
|Annual Precip||48.9 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.92|
|American Indian & Alaskan||4||0.2%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||20||1%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,976|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||17.9%|
|French (except Basque)||1.3%|
|British West Indian||0.6%|
According to the US Postal Service, Salem, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Bristol (26426)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
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|City, State||Similarity||1 Person Houses||65+||College Grads||Commute Minutes||Family Income||Kids 0-4||Non White||Pop.||Poverty||Prop. Crime||Seasonal Housing||Viol. Crime|
|1. Columbia, Kentucky||85.1||42.7%||20.6%||16.4%||19||$31,344||4.9%||9.6%||4,014||26.6%||13.7||1.1%||1.5|
|2. Fayette, Missouri||84.8||32.3%||18.1%||24.8%||21||$35,694||4.5%||20.8%||2,793||15.6%||7.9||0.5%||1.1|
|3. Glenville, West Virginia||84.1||35.7%||14.4%||32.8%||15||$33,036||3.3%||7.3%||1,544||38.5%||18.1||1.7%||0.7|
|4. Tarkio, Missouri||84||33.2%||19.6%||19.5%||17||$34,625||4.9%||7.5%||1,935||16.3%||3.6||0.5%||1.6|
|5. Hot Springs, South Dakota||82||37.7%||24.2%||19.7%||18||$35,786||5.4%||11.9%||4,129||14.8%||8.2||1.5%||0.7|
|6. Greenville, Kentucky||80.5||34%||24.4%||12.9%||20||$35,571||5.6%||10.1%||4,398||19%||2.3||0.4%||0.2|
|7. Star City, West Virginia||79||38.2%||18.5%||29.7%||17||$37,500||4.2%||6.4%||1,366||15.7%||10.3||0.4%||1.5|
|8. Spruce Pine, North Carolina||78.8||32%||19.7%||13.5%||21||$33,902||4.9%||3.6%||2,030||17%||22.2||1.2%||1.5|
|9. Vernon, Alabama||78.4||34.7%||17.5%||12.2%||20||$36,618||6.1%||13.8%||2,143||15.6%||19.6||0.3%||0.9|
|10. Hoisington, Kansas||77.5||33.7%||20.9%||12.5%||19||$32,431||6.2%||4.3%||2,975||15.4%||13.5||1%||1|
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