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People

Total Population 1,476
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 752
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,097
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $645
Median House Value $88,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 0.6%
English 4.1%
Irish 13.1%

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

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County McCook
Standard Zip Codes 57058
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.724
Longitude -97.388

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 BRIDGEWATER
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Station ALEXANDRIA
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station HOWARD
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Center (57058)

Unityville (57058)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridgewater 540 $53,333
Canistota 592 $54,063
Canova 88 $70,000
Humboldt 653 $62,614
Montrose 469 $66,161
Spencer 113 $44,167

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

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Salem Public Library
200 E ESSEX
Salem, South Dakota
(605) 425-2264

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Salem High Schools

MCCOOK CENTRAL HI SCH
200 E ESSEX
605-425-2264
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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