Salem is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,350 people and just one neighborhood, Salem is the 47th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), management occupations (10.64%) and sales jobs (10.10%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Salem is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Salem a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Salem has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Salem’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.