Salome, AZ
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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. 58.54% 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 (44.25%), teaching (16.38%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).

A relatively large number of people in Salome telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Salome has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Salome has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Salome than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Salome may be for you.

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 10.82 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.

In terms of college education, Salome is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.40% of adults 25 and older in Salome have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Salome in 2010 was $17,567, 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 $70,268 for a family of four.

Salome is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 36.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salome include English, German, Swedish, and Norwegian.

In addition, Salome has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.24%).

The most common language spoken in Salome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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