West Salem demographics profile

StatisticWest SalemIllinoisNational
Population85812,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)54722291
Median age44.437.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1831%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%
West Salem, IL has a population of 858 and is the 16,125th largest city in the United States. The population density is 547 per sq mi which is 146% higher than the Illinois average and 504% higher than the national average. The median age in West Salem is 44 which is approximately 19% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In West Salem, 63% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 75% of West Salem residents were born in Illinois, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in West Salem is 146% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in West Salem is 19% higher than Illinois.
  • In West Salem 96.97% of the population is White.
  • In West Salem 1.17% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Salem 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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West Salem population breakdown by race

RaceWest SalemIllinoisNational
White96.97%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American1.17%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.00%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.86%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.00%5.86%4.75%
In West Salem, 0.5% 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 West Salem, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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