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 14,601 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Salem Lakes is the 64th largest community in Wisconsin.

Salem Lakes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Salem Lakes is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem Lakes who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), management occupations (12.24%), and sales jobs (11.98%).

Because of many things, Salem Lakes 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 Lakes really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Salem Lakes 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.

One downside of living in Salem Lakes is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Salem Lakes, the average commute to work is 30.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Salem Lakes is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.25% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salem Lakes in 2018 was $37,095, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,380 for a family of four. However, Salem Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Polish, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

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