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Population (year 2000): 24,747. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,654 (-0.4% change)
Males: 11,677 (47.2%), Females: 13,070 (52.8%)

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Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $38,997 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,200 (year 2000)

Salem, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.3%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (18.1%), German (15.4%), English (13.2%), Irish (11.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), French (2.6%).

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Land area: 14.6 square miles

Salem,

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2.1% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +915 (+3.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Roanoke, (6.9 miles pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (85.0 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (386.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Spring, VA (5.0 miles Cave VA Roanoke, (6.9 miles VA (7.9 miles Hollins, VA (11.1 miles Vinton, VA (11.6 miles Cloverdale, VA (12.0 miles Elliston-Lafayette, VA (13.0 miles Daleville, Mill, VA (13.8 miles Boones


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 67 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1998: 75 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $137,600

Latitude: 37.29 N, Longitude: 80.06 W

Area code: 540


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Retail trade (14.2%), Manufacturing (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,238 (+41.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,659 (46.4%)


 

Crime in Salem by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 8.1 0.0 4.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 4 3 6 5
    per 100,000 4.0 8.1 16.2 12.1 24.2 20.2
Robberies 9 2 10 13 10 8
    per 100,000 36.4 8.1 40.4 52.5 40.4 32.3
Assaults 15 10 12 11 17 21
    per 100,000 60.6 40.4 48.5 44.4 68.7 84.9
Burglaries 29 48 51 53 65 66
    per 100,000 117.2 194.0 206.1 214.2 262.7 266.7
Thefts 543 482 543 539 568 509
    per 100,000 2194.2 1947.7 2194.2 2178.0 2295.2 2056.8
Auto thefts 43 36 31 39 37 42
    per 100,000 173.8 145.5 125.3 157.6 149.5 169.7
134.5 116.9 148.6 144.2 161.8 149.3


Average climate in Salem, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salem,

Salem-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Salem city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/17/1953, a category 2 tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Dustin Pickle - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies).


Hospital/medical center in Salem:
  • COLUMBIA LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER (1900 ELECTRIC ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:
  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; ROANOKE, VA)
  • CATAWBA HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; CATAWBA, VA)
  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 7 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 45 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 60 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 25 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 36 miles; MONETA, VA; ID: W91)
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 44 miles; DUBLIN, VA; ID: PSK)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 51 $163,929 $38,571 3 $2,918
Sewerage 15 $35,696 $28,556 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $52,366 $41,892 39 $30,697
Water Supply 31 $110,731 $42,863 2 $1,955
Electric Power 29 $127,489 $52,754 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 393 $1,338,047 $40,856 83 $64,330
Other and Unallocable 20 $62,118 $37,270 90 $26,588
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 129 $223,273 $20,769 60 $26,860
Local Libraries 7 $25,071 $42,978 8 $4,928
Firefighters 60 $210,857 $42,171 7 $4,745
Other Government Administration 36 $147,900 $49,300 17 $18,385
Police Protection - Officers 76 $281,094 $44,383 0 $0
Police - Other 25 $61,405 $29,474 14 $17,863
Fire - Other 1 $2,593 $31,116 0 $0
Streets and Highways 61 $154,079 $30,310 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 38 $89,882 $28,383 7 $8,395
Totals for Government 987 $3,086,529 $37,526 330 $207,664


Colleges/Universities in Salem:
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,382; Location: 1813 E MAIN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ncbt.edu)
  • ROANOKE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,617; Location: 221 COLLEGE LN; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.roanoke.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 22 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 67 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
Public high schools in Salem:
  • SALEM HIGH (Students: 1,228; Location: 400 SPARTAN DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GLENVAR HIGH (Students: 536; Location: 4549 MALUS DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salem:
  • ANDREW LEWIS MIDDLE (Students: 982; Location: 616 SOUTH COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • G. W. CARVER ELEM. (Students: 441; Location: 6 FOURTH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GLENVAR MIDDLE (Students: 440; Location: 4555 MALUS DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST SALEM ELEM. (Students: 435; Location: 520 N BRUFFEY ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTH SALEM ELEM. (Students: 414; Location: 1600 CAROLYN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST SALEM ELEM. (Students: 410; Location: 1765 BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLENVAR ELEM. (Students: 371; Location: 4507 MALUS DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MASONS COVE ELEM. (Students: 235; Location: 3370 BRADSHAW RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FORT LEWIS ELEM. (Students: 187; Location: 3115 W MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ARNOLD R. BURTON TECH CTR (Location: 1760 BOULEVARD; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Salem:
  • SALEM MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 50; Location: 1574 ROANOKE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Salem:
  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $724,330; Location: 28 E. MAIN ST.; 104,728 books; 4,870 audio materials; 3,941 video materials; 189 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Salem: Ridgewood Tennis Club (A), Virginia Baptist Childrens Home (B), Southside Industrial Park (C), Hidden Valley Country Club (D), Southern Lutheran Orphanage (E), Salem Industrial Park (F), Salem-Roanoke Valley Civic Center (G), Salem Public Library (H), Salem Fire Station Number 3 (I), Salem Fire Station Number 2 (J), Salem Fire Station Number 1 (K), Bittle Memorial Library (L), Longwood (M), Miller Hall (N), Trout Hall (O), Roanoke County Courthouse (P).

Shopping Centers: Lee-Hi Shopping Center (1), Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Salem Plaza Shopping Center (3), Spartan Square Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Salem include: Church of God (A), Antrim Chapel (B), College Lutheran Church (C), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (D), Salem Baptist Church (E), Salem Church of Christ (F), Salem Presbyterian Church (G), Salem Tabernacle (H).

Cemeteries: Church Hill Cemetery (1), Harris Cemetery (2), East Hill Cemetery (3).

Reservoir: Lake Spring (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gish Branch (A), Mason Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Snyders Branch (D), Spring Lake Branch (E), Horners Branch (F), Barnhardt Creek (G), Paint Bank Branch (H), Mill Race (I).

Parks in Salem include: Sherwood Burial Park (1), Mowles Spring Park (2), Lakeside Amusement Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Salem compared to Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSNV (93.5 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:
  • W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W05AA (Channel 5; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WSET, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)

 

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