Salem employment information

IndexSalemKentuckyNational
Income per capita$19,200$23,741$28,555
Median household income$38,056$43,342$53,482
Median income owner occupied$43,571$55,166$68,142
Median income renter occupied$9,881$24,735$33,219
Median earnings male$25,714$32,091$36,116
Median earnings female$19,583$22,404$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level18.2%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 17% higher than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector11.1%3.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%10.6%
Wholesale & retail services23.6%12.9%
Public administration13.9%9.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%1.5%
Education, health & social services12.5%35.6%
Other28.5%25.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Crayne, KY143$57,9178%
Kuttawa, KY677$51,4844%
Burna, KY251$50,9805%
Ledbetter, KY1,757$47,73111%
Fredonia, KY379$42,00021%
Salem, KY881$38,05629%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Northwest, NC881$45,10416%
Mendon, MI881$59,16711%
Adair Village, OR881$58,5429%
Lansing, IA881$35,27834%
Boothbay Harbor, ME881$37,72229%
Salem, KY881$38,05629%
Source: The Salem, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.