Latest Data (2017)
Population 1,492
Nationwide Rank 8718

Quick Facts

Salem, West Virginia is the 8,718th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Salem, West Virginia is a city.

Salem, West Virginia is currently 37.9% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Salem, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
8708 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 1,496 -0.2%
8709 Duncannon, Pennsylvania 1,495 -0.6%
8710 Johnson, Vermont 1,495 4.9%
8711 Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 1,494 -16.6%
8712 Mount Pulaski, Illinois 1,494 -11.9%
8713 Williamsville, Illinois 1,494 4.1%
8714 Colfax, Louisiana 1,493 -9.7%
8715 Catawissa, Pennsylvania 1,492 -5.4%
8716 Johnsonville, South Carolina 1,492 2.8%
8717 Runaway Bay, Texas 1,492 33.5%
8718 Salem, West Virginia 1,492 -28.7%
8719 Kittitas, Washington 1,491 35.7%
8720 St. Leo, Florida 1,491 151.4%
8721 Greenup, Illinois 1,490 -3.3%
8722 Hartington, Nebraska 1,490 -9.0%
8723 Orfordville, Wisconsin 1,489 17.2%
8724 Bells, Texas 1,488 22.5%
8725 Claycomo, Missouri 1,488 17.9%
8726 Leland Grove, Illinois 1,488 -5.8%
8727 Monona, Iowa 1,488 -3.5%
8728 Pinebluff, North Carolina 1,487 28.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
6294 Kingwood 2,929 -3.9%
6320 Williamstown 2,906 -2.8%
6419 Madison 2,801 3.2%
6425 Williamson 2,796 -17.3%
6454 Fayetteville 2,772 -0.9%
6465 Follansbee 2,765 -10.9%
6660 Milton 2,612 17.8%
6681 Petersburg 2,593 6.3%
6687 Wellsburg 2,589 -10.1%
6716 Granville 2,560 228.6%
6863 Chester 2,448 -5.4%
6864 Hinton 2,448 -14.4%
6887 Moorefield 2,433 2.0%
6896 Paden City 2,424 -15.0%
6903 White Sulphur Springs 2,420 4.4%
6984 Bethlehem 2,359 -10.7%
6988 Winfield 2,359 23.7%
7340 Shinnston 2,129 -6.9%
7378 Spencer 2,111 -10.5%
7518 Mannington 2,043 -3.5%
7677 Star City 1,958 43.5%
7782 Richwood 1,906 -22.8%
7865 Belington 1,864 4.3%
8000 Shepherdstown 1,802 50.0%
8029 St. Marys 1,787 -12.6%
8057 McMechen 1,775 -7.8%
8142 Harrisville 1,740 -5.4%
8143 Welch 1,740 -34.4%
8151 Romney 1,737 -10.5%
8152 Stonewood 1,737 -4.1%
8198 Ronceverte 1,717 9.7%
8462 Eleanor 1,598 16.8%
8568 Montgomery 1,549 -20.0%
8591 Nutter Fort 1,540 -8.2%
8594 Logan 1,539 -5.0%
8687 Terra Alta 1,501 2.8%
8695 New Haven 1,499 -3.8%
8718 Salem 1,492 -28.7%
8743 Rainelle 1,482 -3.8%
8760 Glenville 1,473 -4.5%
8790 West Liberty 1,463 16.2%
8811 Chesapeake 1,456 -11.1%
8914 Parsons 1,415 -2.9%
8919 Glen Dale 1,413 -8.5%
8928 Marmet 1,410 -16.5%
8937 Wayne 1,408 18.0%
9068 Mullens 1,369 -22.5%
9108 Ansted 1,353 -13.9%
9113 Ceredo 1,352 -20.0%
9212 Mount Hope 1,310 -11.5%
9218 Benwood 1,307 -17.1%
9247 Barrackville 1,299 1.0%
9253 Mabscott 1,298 -7.1%
9299 Sistersville 1,288 -18.7%
9345 Sophia 1,274 -1.6%
9375 Buffalo 1,262 7.4%
9434 Oceana 1,245 -19.3%
9703 Belle 1,162 -7.4%
9737 Alderson 1,155 5.9%
9774 Clendenin 1,142 1.6%
9796 Chapmanville 1,137 -5.5%
9841 Monongah 1,124 14.2%
10017 Hamlin 1,072 -4.1%
10102 New Cumberland 1,050 -4.2%
10116 Pennsboro 1,045 -12.6%
10168 Bolivar 1,031 -1.6%
10330 Marlinton 994 -18.2%
10355 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10359 Poca 987 -2.6%
10553 Mason 944 -11.7%
10577 Cedar Grove 940 9.3%
10630 Carpendale 928 -2.0%
10669 Athens 921 -22.9%
10690 Rupert 919 -2.0%
10700 Rivesville 917 1.4%
10748 East Bank 904 -2.7%
10810 Bethany 888 -9.7%
10859 Belmont 876 -15.2%
10876 Gassaway 873 -3.0%
10888 Cameron 871 -27.7%
10951 Glasgow 860 10.1%
11017 Lumberport 848 -9.5%
11112 West Union 833 3.3%
11140 Elizabeth 827 -16.8%
11141 Gary 827 -9.0%
11224 Piedmont 813 -19.1%
11349 North Hills 793 -9.5%
11493 Middlebourne 766 -11.9%
11538 Triadelphia 759 -6.8%
11567 Smithers 754 -16.3%
11589 Anmoore 749 9.5%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 1,492 8,718
2016 1,541 8,588
2015 1,551 8,557
2014 1,557 8,540
2013 1,566 8,516
2012 1,574 8,479
2011 1,584 8,459
2010 1,586 8,452
2009 2,047 7,395
2008 2,042 7,390
2007 2,032 7,388
2006 2,036 7,369
2005 2,048 7,330
2004 1,970 7,473
2003 1,872 7,670
2002 1,880 7,643
2001 1,969 7,438
2000 2,094 7,199
1990 2,403 6,251