Salem, UT
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Salem is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 7,475 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.

Unlike some cities, Salem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salem is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), sales jobs (10.12%), and management occupations (9.21%).

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 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 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%): 34.06% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $23,146, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,584 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, European, Danish, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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