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Overview

Introduction to Salem, Ohio

Salem, Ohio, in Columbiana county, is 17 miles SW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 55 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area.

Salem History

In 1806, Salem was founded by John Straughan, a Pennsylvanian potter, and Zadok Street, a clockmaker from New Jersey. Quakers were the early settlers of Salem. The area derived its name from Salem, New Jersey. A number of Salem’s homes served as stations for the American Underground Railroad until mid 1800s. The first Women's Rights Convention of Ohio was hosted in Salem in April, 1850.

Salem and Nearby Attractions

  • Salem Historical Society Museum
  • Guilford Lake State Park
  • Arms Family Museum of Local History
  • Glamorgan Castle

Things To Do In Salem

Salem offers over 300 acres of parks and playgrounds. The Centennial Park includes lighted tennis and basketball courts, scenic areas, picnic tables and an outdoor pool. The Kelley Park, Waterworth Memorial Park, and W. H. Mullins Park are also worth visiting. Visitors can go for boating, hiking, fishing and picnicking at the Salem City Lake. In addition, shopping can be done at the Salem Plaza Shopping Center and Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center.

Salem Transportation

Air transportation is available from Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport.

Salem Higher Education

The institutes of higher education located nearby are Kent State University - Salem Regional Campus and Allegheny Wesleyan College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,071
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+5,511
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,709

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,214
% Above Poverty Level76.7%
% Below Poverty Level23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$93,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
Irish15.9%
Italian9%
English7.6%
Polish4.3%
Dutch3%
Swiss1.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.6%
Slovak1.5%
Romanian1.4%
Croatian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Greek0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
German0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Belgian0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Columbiana County
Standard Zip Codes44460
Phone Area Codes234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-80.85

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)

StationCANFIELD 1 S
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationMILLPORT 2 NW
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beloit1,045$48,889
Canfield7,376$88,916
Columbiana6,463$62,403
Leetonia2,105$53,365
Sebring4,294$46,006
Washingtonville864$45,000

Salem Public Libraries

Salem Public Library
821 E. STATE ST.
Salem, Ohio
(330) 332-0042

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Salem Hospitals

Salem Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1995 East State Street
(330) 332-1551

Salem Public Schools

Buckeye Elementary School
1200 Buckeye Ave
ZIP: 44460
(330) 332-8917
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Damascus Elementary
14405 Pricetown Road
ZIP: 44460
(330) 938-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Reilly Elementary School
491 Reilly Ave
ZIP: 44460
(330) 332-8921
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Salem High School
1200 E 6th St
ZIP: 44460
(330) 332-8905
High
Total Enrollment 588
Salem Junior High School
1200 E 6th St
ZIP: 44460
(330) 332-8914
Middle
Total Enrollment 318
Southeast Elementary School
2200 Merle Rd
ZIP: 44460
(330) 332-8925
Middle
Total Enrollment 335

Salem Private Schools

Salem Wesleyan Academy
1095 Newgarden Ave
ZIP: 44460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
St Paul Elementary School
925 E State St
ZIP: 44460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
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