Salem Fayette County, West Virginia

Salem: City in West Virginia

About

Salem is a city located in the county of Fayette in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,586 and a population density of 458 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,511 inhabitants.

Salem Quick Facts

Population : 1,511 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Fayette County
Postal code : 26426
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 3.47 km2
Altitude : 1,050 feet / 320 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:48:39 (27th May 2022)
Density : 436 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.96% (2010-2020)
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Location of Salem on West Virginia map.
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Geography

Salem is located at 37°59'21"N 81°6'55"W (37.9892800, -81.1153800).

Salem map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Salem decreased by 4.96% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,586 - census
2011 1,581 -0.32% estimation process
2012 1,570 -0.7% estimation process
2013 1,560 -0.64% estimation process
2014 1,549 -0.71% estimation process
2015 1,540 -0.58% estimation process
2016 1,516 -1.58% estimation process
2017 1,576 3.81% estimation process
2018 1,534 -2.74% estimation process
2019 1,522 -0.79% estimation process
2020 1,511 -0.73% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,332
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,995
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -7.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 9,005
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,987
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.2%
People over 65 (%) : 15.6%
Female persons, % : 50.9%
White only, percent : 71.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 17.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 9.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 71.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 416
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.1%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 41.3%

Salem zip code is 26426. County name: Harrison, County fips: 54033

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 41.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $70,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $996
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $420
2015-2019 median gross rent : $631
2015-2019 Households : 3,359
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.18
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 83.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 6.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 25,926
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 47,177
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 151,384
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 178,270
2012 total retail sales per capita : $20,293
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $32,899
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,238
Percentage of people living in poverty : 28.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 586
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 307
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 165
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 55
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 478
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 73
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 438
2010 population per square mile : 4,223.6
2010 land area in square miles : 2.13

People born in Salem (4)

People born in Salem, including politician Jennings Randolph, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Mayfield, born 1891; died 1958 Page Cooper, .

List

  • Kenneth H. Burdick (physician) he was born in 01/03/1923

Schools in Salem

College & universities near Salem, WV

Code Name City ZIP
413176 Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill (WV) 25901

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Salem, WV

Code Name Address Type
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL

Post offices near Salem

Post Office Name City ZIP
Minden Post Office Minden (WV) 25879

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Other cities in Fayette County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Fayette County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Oak Hill 8,140 City in West Virginia
Fayette 4,619 City in and county seat of Fayette County, Alabama, United States
Fayetteville 2,684 Town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia
Mount Hope 1,377 City in West Virginia
Ansted 1,300 Town in Fayette County, West Virginia
Smithers 726 Human settlement in West Virginia, United States of America
Powellton 619 Census-designated place in Fayette County, West Virginia
Gauley Bridge 545 Human settlement in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States of America
Pine Grove 472 Unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia
Meadow Bridge 344 Human settlement in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States of America
Pax 150 Human settlement in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Salem distances to largest West Virginia cities