Salem employment information

IndexSalemSouth DakotaNational
Income per capita$30,069$26,311$28,555
Median household income$50,729$50,338$53,482
Median income owner occupied$61,607$63,903$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,977$29,541$33,219
Median earnings male$35,592$33,136$36,116
Median earnings female$20,583$23,365$25,692
Unemployment rate2.7%3.3%5.8%
Poverty level7.2%14.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 5% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 53% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 54% lower than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector18.5%10.7%
Financial & insurance services9.3%11.0%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%15.8%
Public administration6.9%9.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%0.8%
Education, health & social services4.0%35.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Canova, SD83$70,25031%
Montrose, SD530$57,5008%
Emery, SD509$45,15616%
Canistota, SD522$41,25023%
Bridgewater, SD517$39,51926%
Salem, SD1,377$50,7295%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gridley, IL1,377$64,28620%
Sidney, IL1,377$58,3339%
Oakland, MO1,377$100,00087%
Rosebud, TX1,377$29,16745%
Rock Creek, AL1,377$41,13123%
Salem, SD1,377$50,7295%
Source: The Salem, SD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.