Salem, OH
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Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 12,003 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the 147th largest community in Ohio.

Salem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 sales jobs (12.29%), office and administrative support (11.65%), and food service (10.20%).

Being a small city, Salem does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Salem with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.35% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $23,830, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,320 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Salem include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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