Salem, IN
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Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,217 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the 103rd largest community in Indiana.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Salem is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.87% of the Salem workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Salem is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (15.21%), management occupations (10.83%), and sales jobs (7.31%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Salem rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.14% of adults 25 and older in Salem have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $17,556, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,224 for a family of four.

The people who call Salem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salem residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Salem include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

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

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