Salem demographics profile

StatisticSalemIowaNational
Population5513,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9025591
Median age45.138.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.7:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%60%55%
Speak English99%92%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%
Salem, IA has a population of 551 and is the 18,976th largest city in the United States. The population density is 902 per sq mi which is 1551% higher than the Iowa average and 896% higher than the national average. The median age in Salem is 45 which is approximately 19% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Salem, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 79% of Salem residents were born in Iowa, 20% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Salem is 1551% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Salem is 19% higher than Iowa.
  • In Salem 96.37% of the population is White.
  • In Salem 0.00% of the population is African American.
  • In Salem 0.91% of the population is Asian.

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Salem population breakdown by race

RaceSalemIowaNational
White96.37%90.90%73.35%
African American0.00%3.32%12.63%
Asian0.91%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.72%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.27%4.75%
In Salem, 1.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Salem, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).