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Salem, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Salem had a population of 378 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 40.8522 and longitude -91.6207 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Salem (GNIS ID: 2396527) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Salem is located within Township of Salem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Salem, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 378
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 378
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 619
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,628
Average Household Income $59,730
Per Capita Income $25,668


Total Housing Units 196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $116,250
Average Home Value $184,524


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.05%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.43% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Salem, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 538 47th
Population Density # 557 45th
Diversity Index # 687 31st
Median Household Income # 830 18th
Per Capita Income # 668 34th

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