Salem employment information

Income per capita$17,614$27,621$28,555
Median household income$33,750$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$37,143$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,250$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$32,321$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$19,028$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate3.0%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level19.9%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 49% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 27% higher than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry19.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector14.5%5.6%
Financial & insurance services0.0%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services10.8%7.9%
Public administration8.4%2.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities21.7%0.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%36.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Westwood, IA121$86,25061%
Houghton, IA143$80,31350%
Mount Union, IA105$55,9385%
St. Paul, IA83$51,2504%
West Point, IA1,100$49,2978%
Salem, IA413$33,75037%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
London Mills, IL413$44,37517%
Ringsted, IA413$36,25032%
Lohrville, IA413$45,62515%
Boulder Flats, WY413$49,4648%
Bramwell, WV413$54,5832%
Salem, IA413$33,75037%
Source: The Salem, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.