Salem employment information

IndexSalemIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,214$30,019$28,555
Median household income$38,997$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,984$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,992$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$34,256$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$19,744$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate3.8%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level20.2%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 30% higher than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector31.9%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.1%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services19.1%6.4%
Public administration5.4%1.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.5%3.1%
Education, health & social services8.2%42.4%
Other15.8%27.3%

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Patoka, IL597$41,75022%
Iuka, IL480$41,42923%
Junction City, IL506$41,25023%
Kell, IL212$41,25023%
Odin, IL1,033$40,00025%
Salem, IL7,135$38,99727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wetumpka, AL7,136$46,02214%
Delafield, WI7,136$83,79557%
Independence, OH7,136$75,72442%
Kingston, RI7,136$71,81334%
Vandenberg Village, CA7,133$77,55145%
Salem, IL7,135$38,99727%
Source: The Salem, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.