Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 11,612 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (9.38%), food service (9.15%), and healthcare (8.48%).
The percentage of adults in Salem who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.27% of the adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Salem in 2018 was $27,002, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,008 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.