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Population (year 2000): 7,909. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,574 (-4.2% change)
Males: 3,693 (46.7%), Females: 4,216 (53.3%)

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Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $34,339 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,200 (year 2000)

Salem, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (19.1%), English (10.8%), Irish (10.7%), United States (10.4%), Dutch (2.2%), Scottish (2.0%).

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Land area: 6.1 square miles

Salem,

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+2.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Decatur, (84.6 miles www.ZipRealty.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (89.0 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (238.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (6.9 miles Alma, IL Odin, (7.3 miles IL (9.9 miles Kell, IL (11.0 miles Iuka, IL Sandoval, (11.9 miles IL Kinmundy, (12.1 miles Walnut Hill, IL (12.4 miles) , City, IL (12.8 miles Junction


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $115,000

Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 88.95 W

Area code: 618


Salem, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.8%), Educational,health and social services (25.2%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,948 (+37.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,143 (61.4%)


 

Crime in Salem by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 1 7 7 7 3
    per 100,000 50.6 12.6 88.5 88.5 88.5 37.9
Robberies 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 15 6 4 12 4 5
    per 100,000 189.7 75.9 50.6 151.7 50.6 63.2
Burglaries 69 41 65 59 65 68
    per 100,000 872.4 518.4 821.8 746.0 821.8 859.8
Thefts 400 352 391 447 391 387
    per 100,000 5057.5 4450.6 4943.7 5651.8 4943.7 4893.2
Auto thefts 20 8 20 16 20 18
    per 100,000 252.9 101.2 252.9 202.3 252.9 227.6
345.6 242.6 321.0 360.2 321.0 301.9


Average climate in Salem, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salem,

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the Salem city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Salem:
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (1201 RICKER DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HLTH CENTER (about 22 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 23 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 61 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 62 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:
  • SALEM-LECKRONE (about 1 miles; SALEM, IL; ID: SLO)
  • CENTRALIA MUNI (about 13 miles; CENTRALIA, IL; ID: ENL)
  • VANDALIA MUNI (about 29 miles; VANDALIA, IL; ID: VLA)

Amtrak station near Salem:
  • 15 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 8 $23,409 $35,113 0 $0
Hospitals 133 $327,063 $29,509 31 $44,769
Health 0 $0   2 $1,001
Streets and Highways 6 $20,867 $41,734 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $13,979 $27,958 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $54,411 $46,638 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $18,259 $19,918 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $8,482 $20,356 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $9,633 $28,899 4 $1,184
Local Libraries 2 $3,536 $21,216 4 $2,785
Gas Supply 4 $15,660 $46,980 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $28,505 $38,006 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,785 $33,420 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,124 $37,488 1 $631
Sewerage 6 $20,336 $40,672 0 $0
Totals for Government 210 $550,048 $31,431 42 $50,371


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 60 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 66 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 69 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 70 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 71 miles; MATTOON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; FT enrollment: 9,582)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
Public high school in Salem:
  • SALEM COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 805; Location: 1200 N BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salem:
  • FRANKLIN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 621; Location: 1325 N FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • HAWTHORN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 1300 HAWTHORN RD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CLNTON/MRN/WSHNGTN PRE-KIND PROG (Students: 242; Location: 200 EAST SCHWARTZ ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • SELMAVILLE NORTH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 2100 WEST MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • SELMAVILLE SOUTH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 3185 SELMAVILLE ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • MAR/CLIN/WASH CO RDS (Location: 200 EAST SCHWARTZ; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • CLNTON/MRN/WSHNGTN TRUANT ALT SCH (Location: 200 EAST SCHWARTZ ST; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Salem:
  • ST THERESA OF AVILA SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 190 NORTH OHIO STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Salem:
  • BRYAN-BENNETT LIB. (Operating income: $156,602; Location: 217 W MAIN STREET; 27,396 books; 875 audio materials; 785 video materials; 82 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Salem: Salem Country Club (A), Marion County Fairground (B), Marion County Courthouse (C).

Churches in Salem include: Salem Presbyterian Church (A), Salem Church of God (B), Salem Church of Christ (C), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (D), Saint Theresa of Avila Church (E), Bible Baptist Church (F), Bible Fellowship Church (G), Broadway Christian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Bryan Memorial Park (1), Clapp Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: C and EI Reservoir (A), Salem Reservoir (B).

Park in Salem: Tully Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Salem compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:
  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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