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People

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

Families

% 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

Wealth

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%

Housing

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

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.6%
US/American0%
English10.2%
Irish12.1%

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

Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City130 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
CountyFulton
Standard Zip Codes72576
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.371
Longitude-91.822

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)

StationMAMMOTH SPRING
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
StationEVENING SHADE 1 NNE
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
StationCALICO ROCK 2 WSW
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
Franklin197$51,875
Horseshoe Bend2,178$32,031
Oxford636$38,214
Viola386$46,528

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

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Salem High Schools

SALEM HIGH SCHOOL
313 HWY 62 E SUITE #2
870-895-3293
A Title I School.
Serves 359 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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