Salem is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 147 people and just one neighborhood, Salem is the 263rd largest community in South Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Salem real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Salem house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Salem, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.16% of Salem’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Salem is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (11.29%), personal care services (11.29%) and healthcare suport services (11.29%).
Of important note, Salem is also a town of artists. Salem has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Salem’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Salem is worth considering.
In Salem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Salem doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.