Salem, Indiana

Salem: City in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana, United States


Salem is a township located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,319 and a population density of 607 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,236 inhabitants.

The township was created 210 years ago in 1813.

Salem locator map
Location of Salem on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Salem

Population : 6,236 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Union County
Postal code : 47167
Phone Area Codes : 812
Area : 10.41 km2
Continent : North America
Altitude : 751 feet / 229 meters
Capital city : Salem is capital of Washington County
Establishment : January 01, 1814 (210 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 15:52:48 (17th April 2024)
Density : 599 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.33% (2010-2020)
Salem IN Courthouse image
Salem IN Courthouse
Salem IN Courthouse image


Salem is located at 39°35'47"N 84°53'25"W (39.5964400, -84.8902400).

Salem map


According to census records, the population of Salem decreased by 1.33% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,319 - census
2011 6,296 -0.37% estimation process
2012 6,239 -0.91% estimation process
2013 6,223 -0.26% estimation process
2014 6,226 0.05% estimation process
2015 6,189 -0.6% estimation process
2016 6,161 -0.45% estimation process
2017 6,159 -0.03% estimation process
2018 6,195 0.58% estimation process
2019 6,206 0.18% estimation process
2020 6,236 0.48% estimation process

Salem zip code is 47167. County name: Washington, County fips: 18175

People born in Salem (20)

People born in Salem, including statesman, diplomat, author and journalist John Hay, politician John Pickler, Union United States Army general Robert H. Milroy, .


  • Newton Booth (Governor of California (1825-1892)) he was born in 30/12/1825
  • Faryion Wardrip (American serial killer) he was born in 06/03/1959
  • Bill Richardson (first baseman in Major League Baseball for the 1901 St. Louis Cardinals) he was born in 24/01/1878
  • Brad Pennington (American baseball player) he was born in 14/04/1969
  • Bruce Jacobi (American racing driver) he was born in 23/06/1935
  • Hoyt C. Hottel (American chemical engineer) he was born in 01/01/1903
  • Lotus Coffman (Fifth president of the University of Minnesota) he was born in 07/01/1875
  • Ovid Nicholson (Major League Baseball outfielder) he was born in 30/12/1888
  • Thomas Jackson Rodman (American artillerist, inventor, ordnance specialist, and career United States Army officer) he was born in 31/07/1816
  • Thomas Trueblood (college professor, college golf coach, author) he was born in 06/04/1856
  • Harry Fultz (American educationist) he was born in 29/12/1888
  • Deanna B. Marcum (American librarian) she was born in 05/08/1946
  • Flora Harrod Hawes (American postmaster) she was born in 01/01/1863
  • Emily Lucas Blackall (American writer, philanthropist) she was born in 30/06/1832
  • Kingsley Price (philosopher)
  • Bobby McCoskey (victim of the COVID-19 pandemic) he was born in 11/12/1964
  • Mary Parke McFerson Foster

Schools in Salem

College & universities near Salem, IN

Code Name City ZIP
204024 Miami University-Oxford Oxford (OH) 45056
150455 Earlham College Richmond (IN) 47374-4095
143233 Bethany Theological Seminary Richmond (IN) 47374-4019

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Salem, IN

Code Name Address Type
COI Connersville station 1012 Eastern Avenue RAIL
CIN Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave. RAIL
CIG Cincinnati, OH 1005 Gilbert Avenue BUS
IND Indianapolis Union Station 350 South Illinois Street RAIL

Post offices near Salem

Post Office Name City ZIP
Liberty Post Office Liberty (IN) 47353

Other places with the same name (25)

  • Salem , Oregon The capital of Oregon. It is located on the Willamette River in northwestern Oregon. Salem is known for its many historic buildings, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Oregon State Capitol and the Oregon Historical Society Museum. with a population of 175,891 people.
  • Salem , Massachusetts The capital of Massachusetts. It is located on the North River in the northeastern part of the state. Salem is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Salem Witch Museum and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. with a population of 43,581 people.
  • Salem , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire, United States with a population of 30,641 people.
  • Salem , Virginia City in Page County, Virginia, United States with a population of 25,340 people.
  • Salem , Utah city in Utah County, Utah, United States with a population of 8,866 people.
  • Salem , Illinois city in Illinois with a population of 6,952 people.
  • Salem , Michigan township in Washtenaw County, Michigan with a population of 6,464 people.
  • Salem , Pennsylvania township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,367 people.
  • Salem , Indiana city in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana, United States with a population of 6,217 people.
  • Salem , Missouri city in Missouri, United States with a population of 4,874 people.
  • Salem , New Jersey city in Salem County, New Jersey, USA with a population of 4,713 people.
  • Salem , Connecticut town in New London County, Connecticut, United States with a population of 4,083 people.
  • Salem , New York city in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana, United States with a population of 2,607 people.
  • Salem , North Carolina township in Burke County, North Carolina with a population of 2,218 people.
  • Salem , Arkansas city in Arkansas, United States with a population of 1,655 people.
  • Salem , West Virginia city in West Virginia with a population of 1,511 people.
  • Salem , Ohio city in Ohio with a population of 956 people.
  • Salem , Kentucky city in Kentucky, United States with a population of 717 people.
  • Salem , Wisconsin civil town in Kenosha County, Wisconsin with a population of 529 people.
  • Salem , Iowa city in Iowa, United States with a population of 380 people.
  • Salem , Kansas city (possibly historical) with a population of 305 people.
  • Salem , South Dakota city in South Dakota, United States of America with a population of 153 people.
  • Salem , South Carolina town in South Carolina, United States with a population of 153 people.
  • Salem , Nebraska village in Nebraska, United States with a population of 103 people.

Other cities in Union County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Union County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Liberty 2,000 Town in Indiana, United States
Brownsville 797 Unincorporated community in Indiana
West College Corner 629 Human settlement in Union County, Indiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Salem distances to largest Indiana cities