Salem, AR has a population of 2,571 and is the 9,674th largest city in the United States. The population density is 800 per sq mi which is 1342% higher than the Arkansas average and 783% higher than the national average. The median age in Salem is 43 which is approximately 15% higher than the Arkansas average of 38. In Salem, 66% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 80% of Salem residents were born in Arkansas, 20% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.