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Salem is 19th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 24,970 21st 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 14.4 30th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,717.9 121st 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 4.8% 164th 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.9% 155th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 17.1% 31st 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.9% 109th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.1% 120th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Race - White 88.2% 22nd 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 7.1% 119th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 156th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 143rd 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 178th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 175th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.4% 161st 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 87.3% 19th 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Female residents 52.6% 50th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.3% 136th 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Housing units 10,832 36th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.4% 92nd 21.4% 25.9%
Households 9,944 39th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.0% 87th 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $166,200 154th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 146th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $27,143 122nd $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $48,050 135th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.4% 74th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Salem Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,122 44th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $537,832 31st $105,663,299 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,445 25th $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $67,944 34th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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