Total Population1,763
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+655
Age of the Population39


% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.5%
Median Earnings25+$24,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,296
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,375


Median Family Income$35,313
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$502
Median House Value$61,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.6%

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

Salem Almanac

Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City130 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
Standard Zip Codes72576
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp21 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 94 F
Oct Temp44 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.4 inches
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 73 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Moko (72576)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ash Flat1,087$30,673
Cherokee Village4,581$44,195
Horseshoe Bend2,178$32,031

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

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A Title I School.
Serves 359 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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