Latest Data (2017)
Population 25,862
Nationwide Rank 1452

Quick Facts

Salem, Virginia is the 1,452nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Salem, Virginia is a city.

Salem, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Salem had its largest population ever.

Salem, Virginia's growth is below average. 76% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Salem, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1442 Daphne, Alabama 25,960 54.6%
1443 Neenah, Wisconsin 25,951 5.6%
1444 Sachse, Texas 25,937 153.0%
1445 Brownsburg, Indiana 25,911 71.7%
1446 Laurel, Maryland 25,906 22.3%
1447 Carbondale, Illinois 25,899 -1.3%
1448 South Pasadena, California 25,888 6.5%
1449 White Bear Lake, Minnesota 25,888 6.3%
1450 Troy, Ohio 25,865 17.0%
1451 Asheboro, North Carolina 25,863 16.4%
1452 Salem, Virginia 25,862 4.2%
1453 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 25,847 -0.1%
1454 Owatonna, Minnesota 25,794 14.1%
1455 Woodburn, Oregon 25,780 31.4%
1456 Lebanon, Pennsylvania 25,770 5.4%
1457 Maple Valley, Washington 25,758 81.3%
1458 Green, Ohio 25,747 12.2%
1459 Ridgewood, New Jersey 25,692 3.0%
1460 Watertown, New York 25,687 -3.5%
1461 Madison, Mississippi 25,627 35.0%
1462 Reedley, California 25,620 22.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
805 Charlottesville 48,019 19.6%
856 Blacksburg 44,563 11.8%
920 Manassas 41,501 18.9%
928 Danville 41,130 -14.7%
1201 Petersburg 31,750 -5.4%
1331 Fredericksburg 28,360 46.4%
1344 Winchester 27,932 17.8%
1452 Salem 25,862 4.2%
1534 Herndon 24,532 12.7%
1536 Staunton 24,528 2.8%
1564 Fairfax 24,097 11.3%
1650 Hopewell 22,621 1.4%
1662 Waynesboro 22,327 13.9%
1665 Christiansburg 22,259 30.8%
1953 Culpeper 18,413 89.8%
1999 Colonial Heights 17,830 5.4%
2015 Radford 17,658 11.3%
2085 Bristol 16,790 -3.0%
2103 Manassas Park 16,591 60.5%
2110 Vienna 16,544 13.9%
2254 Front Royal 15,239 11.8%
2273 Williamsburg 15,031 25.3%
2313 Falls Church 14,583 40.3%
2501 Martinsville 13,142 -14.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 25,862 1,452
2016 25,549 1,461
2015 25,432 1,452
2014 25,483 1,437
2013 25,299 1,441
2012 24,970 1,449
2011 24,776 1,452
2010 24,802 1,441
2009 25,462 1,376
2008 25,374 1,367
2007 25,080 1,374
2006 25,026 1,369
2005 24,751 1,362
2004 24,494 1,366
2003 24,762 1,335
2002 24,791 1,321
2001 24,641 1,312
2000 24,801 1,289
1990 23,835 1,164