Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,201 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the 103rd largest community in Indiana.
When you are in Salem, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.65% of Salem’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Salem is a city of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (10.14%), management occupations (6.83%), and teaching (6.20%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Salem has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Salem a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Salem is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Salem are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.44% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Salem in 2018 was $21,478, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,912 for a family of four. However, Salem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Salem include Irish, German, English, Welsh, and European.
The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.