Income/capita 48%
Household income 57%
Unemployment 45%
IndexSalem cityArkansasNational
Income per capita$15,515$23,401$29,829
Median household income$23,603$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,647$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,441$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$20,603$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$16,133$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate6.8%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level29.3%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Salem city is 48% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Salem city is 57% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Salem city is 45% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Salem city is 94% higher than the national average

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      Salem city employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services8.8%11.4%
      Public administration12.6%4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%2.4%
      Education, health & social services13.1%47.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Avilla, AR994$72,91732%
      Haskell, AR4,376$67,32122%
      Salem, AR2,571$65,69419%
      Cammack Village, AR969$63,61115%
      Bryant, AR19,529$62,30213%
      Salem city, AR1,935$23,60357%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kapaau, HI1,935$50,1259%
      Cooperstown, NY1,935$58,6256%
      Lakin, KS1,935$51,2507%
      Auburn, MI1,935$52,3965%
      Elida, OH1,935$70,06927%
      Salem city, AR1,935$23,60357%
      Source: The Salem city, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).