West Salem is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 884 people and just one neighborhood, West Salem is the 659th largest community in Illinois. West Salem has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in West Salem, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.74% of West Salem’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, West Salem is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Salem who work in office and administrative support (15.54%), teaching (7.91%) and sales jobs (6.50%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in West Salem is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.