What is the current population of Salem?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Salem is 1,522. Salem, West Virginia is the 8,653rd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Salem?

The peak population of Salem was in 1990, when its population was 2,403. In 1990, Salem was the 6,251st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,653rd largest city in the US. Salem is currently 36.7% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Salem shrinking?

Salem has shrunk 27.3% since the year 2000. Salem, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,522 8,653
2018 1,561 8,552
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8643 Kerens, Texas 1,523 -9.7%
8644 Meade, Kansas 1,523 -9.6%
8645 Salisbury, Missouri 1,523 -12.2%
8646 Watertown, Tennessee 1,523 11.7%
8647 Deposit, New York 1,522 -10.1%
8648 Fairmount Heights, Maryland 1,522 0.7%
8649 Hawthorne, Florida 1,522 2.9%
8650 Limestone, Illinois 1,522 -6.2%
8651 Mexico, New York 1,522 -3.1%
8652 Oak Hill, Ohio 1,522 -9.1%
8653 Salem, West Virginia 1,522 -27.3%
8654 Avoca, Iowa 1,521 -5.3%
8655 Bennington, Nebraska 1,521 46.2%
8656 Gordon, Nebraska 1,521 -12.9%
8657 Seven Points, Texas 1,521 18.9%
8658 Anna, Ohio 1,520 12.8%
8659 Coal Run Village, Kentucky 1,520 123.8%
8660 Powhatan Point, Ohio 1,520 -11.8%
8661 Rainelle, West Virginia 1,520 -1.3%
8662 Shreve, Ohio 1,520 -3.7%
8663 Boyd, Texas 1,518 36.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
6278 Kenova 2,961 -15.9%
6366 Williamstown 2,869 -4.0%
6539 Fayetteville 2,720 -2.7%
6554 Follansbee 2,710 -12.6%
6608 Williamson 2,676 -20.8%
6611 Madison 2,673 -1.5%
6638 Petersburg 2,655 8.8%
6785 Milton 2,533 14.3%
6791 Wellsburg 2,530 -12.1%
6933 Moorefield 2,418 1.4%
6996 Chester 2,369 -8.4%
7019 Hinton 2,357 -17.6%
7030 Winfield 2,352 23.3%
7031 White Sulphur Springs 2,351 1.4%
7056 Paden City 2,336 -18.1%
7075 Bethlehem 2,321 -12.2%
7419 Shinnston 2,104 -8.0%
7555 Spencer 2,038 -13.6%
7580 Mannington 2,023 -4.5%
7713 Star City 1,948 42.8%
7775 Shepherdstown 1,911 59.1%
7789 Belington 1,902 6.4%
7903 Richwood 1,855 -24.8%
8075 St. Marys 1,772 -13.3%
8202 Stonewood 1,714 -5.4%
8250 McMechen 1,697 -11.9%
8259 Romney 1,695 -12.7%
8309 Harrisville 1,674 -9.0%
8321 Ronceverte 1,670 6.7%
8377 Welch 1,644 -38.0%
8504 Eleanor 1,587 16.0%
8528 Wayne 1,576 32.1%
8653 Salem 1,522 -27.3%
8661 Rainelle 1,520 -1.3%
8676 Nutter Fort 1,512 -9.9%
8683 Montgomery 1,508 -22.1%
8700 Terra Alta 1,500 2.7%
8781 Logan 1,470 -9.3%
8807 New Haven 1,464 -6.0%
8855 West Liberty 1,447 15.0%
8884 Glenville 1,434 -7.0%
8936 Chesapeake 1,414 -13.7%
9015 Parsons 1,391 -4.5%
9056 Glen Dale 1,371 -11.2%
9067 Marmet 1,366 -19.1%
9180 Mullens 1,325 -25.0%
9239 Ansted 1,305 -17.0%
9311 Sistersville 1,282 -19.1%
9316 Barrackville 1,279 -0.5%
9322 Benwood 1,278 -18.9%
9337 Mount Hope 1,274 -13.9%
9343 Ceredo 1,273 -24.7%
9381 Mabscott 1,263 -9.6%
9390 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9486 Sophia 1,231 -5.0%
9574 Oceana 1,204 -21.9%
9769 Monongah 1,149 16.7%
9850 Belle 1,126 -10.2%
9855 Alderson 1,125 3.2%
9933 Clendenin 1,100 -2.0%
9953 Chapmanville 1,094 -9.1%
10119 Hamlin 1,048 -6.2%
10206 Bolivar 1,022 -2.4%
10272 New Cumberland 1,006 -8.2%
10283 Pennsboro 1,003 -16.2%
10352 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10421 Poca 974 -3.9%
10484 Marlinton 961 -20.9%
10599 Mason 936 -12.5%
10739 Cedar Grove 907 5.4%
10748 Carpendale 905 -4.4%
10758 Rivesville 903 -0.1%
10784 Athens 897 -24.9%
10802 Rupert 894 -4.6%
10912 East Bank 869 -6.5%
10939 Belmont 862 -16.6%
11032 Gassaway 846 -6.0%
11052 Cameron 843 -30.0%
11071 Lumberport 840 -10.4%
11079 Elizabeth 838 -15.6%
11114 Glasgow 833 6.6%
11282 Bethany 802 -18.4%
11286 Piedmont 802 -20.1%
11305 West Union 799 -0.8%
11364 Gary 788 -13.3%
11454 North Hills 774 -11.7%
11521 Triadelphia 762 -6.5%

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