Salem Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Salem is 177,727. 27.19% is under 18, while 15.01% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 5.98% of the population was five years old or younger, 27.19% were 18 years or younger and 25.08% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 50.21% female and 49.79% male.

Salem Housing

According to the US Census, Salem has 69,247 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Salem was 93.81%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $351,300

Salem Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Some Other Race Alone constitute 79.99% of Salem's population. Residents of the city who were Asian Alone, made up 3.19% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Black Or African American Alone, constituting 1.74% of the city's population and American Indian And Alaska Native Alone at 1.67%

White Alone69.08%
Some Other Race Alone10.90%
Asian Alone3.19%
Black Or African American Alone1.74%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone1.67%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Alone1.35%

How Educated is Salem

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 17.2% of Salem residents had a bachelor's degree, while 11.7% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 28.90% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Salem CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher93.7%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher39.1%
Some College Or Associates Degree34.4%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency24.9%
Some College No Degree24.2%
Bachelors Degree17.2%

Average Income in Salem

The median household income in Salem is $63,927. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $63,927.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $79,590 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $96,445.

A closer examination of the income groups of Salem households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (16.6%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (7.0%). 4.9% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$96,445
Nonfamily households$42,750