Salome is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,508 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salome is the 122nd largest community in Arizona.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Salome is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 52.13% of the Salome workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Salome is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Salome who work in farm management occupations (30.14%), office and administrative support (14.18%), and teaching (10.64%).
A relatively large number of people in Salome telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Salome is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Salome is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Salome spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Salome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Salome are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.14% of adults in Salome having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Salome in 2010 was $17,499, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,996 for a family of four.
The people who call Salome home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salome residents report their race to be White. Salome also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salome include Irish, English, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Salome also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.16%.
The most common language spoken in Salome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.