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.
Salem home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Salem real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (14.00%), management occupations (11.14%), and sales jobs (9.18%).
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.
Because of many things, Salem is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Salem really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Salem perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Salem citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.16% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $27,593, 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 $110,372 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 British.
The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.