Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 8,469 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the 72nd largest community in Utah.
Housing costs in Salem are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), management occupations (10.48%), and healthcare (8.96%).
Also of interest is that Salem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Salem is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Salem’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Salem citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.06% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $25,110, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,440 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Salem include English, German, European, Danish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.