Salem Population By Year

Population Graph For Salem, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 25,600 1,538 -0.4%
2022 25,700 1,520 1.3%
2021 25,373 1,533 -0.0%
2020 25,374 1,524 0.2%
2010 24,802 1,441 0.0%
2000 24,801 1,289 0.4%
1990 23,835 1,164

Salem Population Facts

What is the current population of Salem?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Salem is 25,600. Salem, Virginia is the 1,538th largest city in the US.

What county is Salem, Virginia in?

Salem is located entirely in Salem city.

What is the size of Salem, Virginia in square miles?

Salem has an area of 14.4 square miles.

What was the peak population of Salem?

The current population of Salem (25,600) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Salem growing?

Salem has grown 3.2% since the 2000. Salem, Virginia's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Salem, Virginia?

Salem has a population density of 1,717.9 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
948 Manassas 42,696 22.3%
964 Danville 41,837 -13.3%
1207 Petersburg 33,309 -0.8%
1367 Fredericksburg 28,928 49.4%
1428 Winchester 27,617 16.5%
1517 Staunton 25,915 8.6%
1538 Salem 25,600 3.2%
1565 Fairfax 25,144 16.1%
1586 Herndon 24,935 14.6%
1689 Waynesboro 23,182 18.2%
1714 Hopewell 22,752 2.0%
1721 Christiansburg 22,542 32.5%
1821 Culpeper 21,012 116.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
1532 Eureka, California 25,734 -1.2%
1533 Xenia, Ohio 25,725 5.8%
1534 Brandon, Mississippi 25,719 45.2%
1535 Woodstock, Illinois 25,699 26.4%
1536 Corsicana, Texas 25,671 4.4%
1537 South Pasadena, California 25,623 5.4%
1538 Salem, Virginia 25,600 3.2%
1539 Auburn Hills, Michigan 25,597 27.0%
1540 Farragut, Tennessee 25,579 43.7%
1541 Rockville Centre, New York 25,578 4.0%
1542 Cliffside Park, New Jersey 25,570 11.1%
1543 El Cerrito, California 25,552 10.1%
1544 Belton, Missouri 25,534 16.4%

Salem Demographics

What is the voting age population of Salem, Virginia?

The total voting age population of Salem, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 19,945. The voting age population is 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 19.0% of the residents of Salem are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Salem, Virginia?

The racial demographics of Salem are 87.4% White, 6.7% Black, 3.0% Two or more races, 1.7% Asian, 0.9% Other, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia residents are below the poverty line?

In Salem, 9.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 12.9%. On a per-household basis, 6.6% of families are below the poverty line in Salem.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 61.3% of Salem residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Salem, Virginia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.2% of Salem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.9% have a bachelor's degree and 10.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Salem residents aged 5 and older, 4.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.

Salem Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Salem, Virginia?

The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia residents work for the government?

In Salem, 15.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Salem, Virginia?

The median household income in Salem is $57,165.

Salem Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Salem, Virginia?

In Salem, 63.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Salem, Virginia?

Renters occupy 36.4% of housing units in Salem.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Salem, 10.9% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Salem, Virginia housing units were built after 2000?

In Salem, 9.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,000 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Salem, Virginia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Salem is $913.

What percentage of households in Salem, Virginia have broadband internet?

In Salem, 79.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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