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Income/capita 52%
Household income 45%
Unemployment 43%
IndexSalemGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$14,240$26,678$29,829
Median household income$30,577$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$28,750$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$22,386$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$17,500$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.4%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Salem is 52% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Salem is 45% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 43% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Salem is 11% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,382$30,577$61,154
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Salem median earnings by income bracket

      Salem employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector27.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services24.7%25.0%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services15.1%48.9%
      Other19.2%0.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunset Village, GA910$58,5266%
      Yatesville, GA449$45,62518%
      Hannahs Mill, GA3,822$35,74735%
      Culloden, GA267$34,63237%
      Reynolds, GA1,388$29,03848%
      Salem, GA343$30,57745%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Black Butte Ranch, OR343$69,30225%
      Two Rivers, AK343$65,87019%
      Dateland, AZ343$39,82128%
      Corsica, PA343$41,07126%
      Randlett, OK343$40,62527%
      Salem, GA343$30,57745%
      Source: The Salem, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).