West Salem Edwards County, Illinois

West Salem: Village in the United States

About

West Salem is a village located in the county of Edwards in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 897 and a population density of 571 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 844 inhabitants.

The village was created 164 years ago in 1857.

West Salem Quick Facts

Population : 844 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Edwards County
Area : 1.57 km2
Establishment : February 02, 1857 (164 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 22:19:44 (18th January 2022)
Postal code : 62476
Density : 538 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.28% (2010-2020)
Weather : 25℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather

Geography

West Salem is located at 38°31'15"N 88°0'17"W (38.5208800, -88.0047600).

West Salem map

Weather

West Salem forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 3 to 9 mph. more

Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Salem decreased by 6.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 897 - census
2011 890 -0.79% estimation process
2012 896 0.67% estimation process
2013 892 -0.45% estimation process
2014 885 -0.79% estimation process
2015 868 -1.96% estimation process
2016 871 0.34% estimation process
2017 858 -1.52% estimation process
2018 849 -1.06% estimation process
2019 851 0.24% estimation process
2020 844 -0.83% estimation process

West Salem zip code is 62476. County name: Edwards, County fips: 17047

New Salem, West Salem

People born in West Salem (1)

American politician Martin D. Foster was born in West Salem

Schools in West Salem

College & universities near West Salem, IL

Code Name City ZIP
403487 Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel (IL) 62863

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Salem, IL

Code Name Address Type
EVN Evansville, IN 119 Northwest 6th Street BUS
EFG Effingham 401 West National Ave. RAIL
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL
MAT Mattoon station 1718 Broadway Ave. RAIL

Post offices near West Salem

Post Office Name City ZIP
West Salem Post Office West Salem (IL) 62476

Other places with the same name (3)

  • West Salem , Wisconsin city in Wayne County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 5,013 people.
  • West Salem , Ohio human settlement in Wayne County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 1,528 people.

Other cities in Edwards County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Edwards County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Marion 17,417 City in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States
Albion 1,889 City in and county seat of Edwards County, Illinois
Bennington 1,476 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Bone Gap 232 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Browns 128 Village in Edwards County, Illinois, United States