Salem demographics profile

StatisticSalemSouth DakotaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,0931191
Median age44.836.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%44%43%
Speak English98%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%2%13%
Salem, SD has a population of 1,367 and is the 13,237th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,093 per sq mi which is 10013% higher than the South Dakota average and 1107% higher than the national average. The median age in Salem is 45 which is approximately 22% higher than the South Dakota average of 37. In Salem, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 79% of Salem residents were born in South Dakota, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Salem is 10013% higher than South Dakota.
  • The median age in Salem is 22% higher than South Dakota.
  • In Salem 97.22% of the population is White.
  • In Salem 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Salem 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Salem population breakdown by race

RaceSalemSouth DakotaNational
Black or African American0.00%1.65%12.63%
American Indian1.54%8.72%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race0.44%2.61%3.06%
Other race0.80%0.88%4.75%
In Salem, 3.2% 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, SD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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