Salem, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
101,723
0.594% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.679% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
1.87% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,473
7.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$124,400
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
46,351
0.147% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Salem, OH had a population of 102k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $55,473. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Salem, OH declined from 102,331 to 101,723, a −0.594% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,664 to $55,473, a 7.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salem, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), White (Hispanic) (0.77%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.513%).

None of the households in Salem, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Salem, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salem, OH are Kent State University at Salem (166 degrees awarded in 2022), Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (101 degrees), and East Ohio College (81 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Salem, OH was $124,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Salem, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Salem, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Salem, OH is home to a population of 102k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.944% of Salem, OH residents were born outside of the country (960 people).

In 2022, there were 37.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.4k people) in Salem, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Salem, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Salem, OH was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salem, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.4k ± 307
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 409
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.16k ± 282
2.01%
Hispanic Population
2.04k people

In 2022, there were 37.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.4k people) in Salem, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.01% of the people in Salem, OH are hispanic (2.04k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Salem, OH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.944%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
960 people
0.851%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
871 people

As of 2022, 0.944% of Salem, OH residents (960 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salem, OH was 0.851%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,685 ± 339
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,155 ± 240
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,149 ± 290

Salem, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Salem, OH employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Salem, OH are Manufacturing (9,044 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,792 people), and Retail Trade (4,399 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,268), Utilities ($67,978), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,570).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

46.4k
2022 Value
± 1,722
0.147%
1 Year growth
± 5.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salem, OH grew at a rate of 0.147%, from 46.3k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salem, OH, are Production Occupations (5,938 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,022 people), and Management Occupations (4,234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salem, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.4k
2022 Value
± 1,722
0.147%
1 Year growth
± 5.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salem, OH grew at a rate of 0.147%, from 46.3k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salem, OH, are Manufacturing (9,044 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,792 people), and Retail Trade (4,399 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salem, OH, though some of these residents may live in Salem, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,105
Median earning men ± $1,310
$28,438
Median earning women ± $1,248

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,962), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,899), and Wholesale Trade ($54,364).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($43,750), Public Administration ($42,333), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,389).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 809
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 762
    Manufacturing
  3. 474
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Salem, OH awarded 461 degrees. The student population of Salem, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 788 male students and 1,899 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salem, OH are White (406 and 88.1%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 5.86%), Unknown (11 and 2.39%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.95%).

The largest universities in Salem, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Salem (166 and 36%), Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (101 and 21.9%), and East Ohio College (81 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Salem, OH are Registered Nursing (96 and 20.8%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (88 and 19.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (87 and 18.9%).

The median tuition costs in Salem, OH are $6,400 for private four year colleges, and $6,902 and $15,817 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Salem, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 28.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,687 (29.3% men and 70.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,687 students enrolled in Salem, OH, 29.3% men and 70.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,244 records, of which 71.7% were women and 28.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Salem, OH was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 84 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Salem, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 166 degrees awarded
  2. 101 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Salem with 166 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 69 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salem, OH, which is 0.176 times less than the 392 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 406 degrees mean that there were 15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,260) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,518) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salem, OH was $124,400 in 2022, which is 0.441 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,300 to $124,400, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Salem, OH is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Salem, OH have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salem, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Salem, OH is $55,473. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Salem, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$124,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,803
$30,192
Median Property Taxes
±$1,264

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salem, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Salem, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salem, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

The following map shows all of the counties in Salem, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,473
Median Household Income
± $2,209
41.3k
Number of Households
± 1,534

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.3k households in Salem, OH grew to $55,473 from the previous year's value of $51,664.

The following chart displays the households in Salem, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salem, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.72%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in Salem, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.63%) and those who worked at home (4.72%).

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salem, OH have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Salem, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salem, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salem, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salem, OH (12.9k out of 98.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salem, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Salem, OH has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.45%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salem, OH grew by 15.7% from 6.43% to 7.45%.

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