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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Salem is 755. West Salem, Illinois is the 11,451st largest city in the US.
The peak population of West Salem was in 1990, when its population was 1,042. In 1990, West Salem was the 9,605th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 11,451st largest city in the US. West Salem is currently 27.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
West Salem has shrunk 24.5% since the year 2000. West Salem, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|11448||Gassaway, West Virginia||755||-16.1%|
|11451||West Salem, Illinois||755||-24.5%|
|11455||Elkton, South Dakota||753||11.2%|
|11456||Jacksons' Gap, Alabama||753||-1.6%|
The total voting age population of West Salem, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 703. The voting age population is 53.2% male and 46.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.5% of the residents of West Salem are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Salem are 94.9% White, 3.0% Two or more races and 2.1% Black. Additionally, 1.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Salem, 17.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.8%. On a per-household basis, 15.3% of families are below the poverty line in West Salem.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.2% of West Salem residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.7% of West Salem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.3% have a bachelor's degree and 2.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Salem residents aged 5 and older, 4.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Salem is 9.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Salem, 4.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Salem is $45,987.
In West Salem, 84.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 16.0% of housing units in West Salem.
Of all the housing units in West Salem, 37.1% of them were build before 1940.
In West Salem, 8.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Salem is $383.
In West Salem, 78.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.