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People

Total Population 1,763
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 655
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
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 Level 70.9%
% Below Poverty Level 29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $502
Median House Value $61,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 12.1%

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

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Fulton
Standard Zip Codes 72576
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.371
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)

Station MAMMOTH SPRING
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Station EVENING SHADE 1 NNE
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches
Station CALICO ROCK 2 WSW
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45.9 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

Location Population Median Family Income
Ash Flat 1,087 $30,673
Cherokee Village 4,581 $44,195
Franklin 197 $51,875
Horseshoe Bend 2,178 $32,031
Oxford 636 $38,214
Viola 386 $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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