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Salem Lakes, WI
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Salem Lakes profile


Living in Salem Lakes



Salem Lakes is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 14,397 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Salem Lakes is the 64th largest community in Wisconsin.

Also of interest is that Salem Lakes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Salem Lakes is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Salem Lakes 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 village’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 Lakes has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Salem Lakes’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Salem Lakes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Salem Lakes who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.12% of adults in Salem Lakes have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salem Lakes in 2018 was $40,659, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,636 for a family of four. However, Salem Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salem Lakes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Salem Lakes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salem Lakes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Salem Lakes include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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