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Demographics

People

Total Population858
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens21.4%
Employed Population 16+378
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,132

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,273
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$373
Median House Value$51,600

Ancestry

German24.6%
Irish14.5%
English14.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
French Except Basque6.5%
Dutch2.9%
Italian2.6%
Greek2.6%
Polish1.9%
Welsh1.2%
Russian0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
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West Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Edwards County
Standard Zip Codes62476
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.52
Approximate Longitude-88

West 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)

StationALBION
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationOLNEY 2 S
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationEVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance41.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albion2,208$58,438
Bellmont193$54,792
Bone Gap223$49,375
Browns112$53,333
Calhoun184$54,464
Parkersburg146$60,750

West Salem Public Libraries

West Salem Public Library
112 WEST SOUTH STREET
West Salem, Illinois
(618) 456-8970

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West Salem Public Schools

West Salem Grade School
105 E School St
ZIP: 62476
(618) 456-8881
Primary
Total Enrollment 207
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