Salem, IL

6,930 Population
6.9 square miles 997.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
997.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
62.0%
was 62.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.4%
was 1.2%
 
Percent Under 18
23.0%
was 23.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
19.1%
was 19.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
19.0%
was 20%
 
Median Household Income
$40,295
was $37,972
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.9
41.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
13.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
274
was 81.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,316.3
was 4,898.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
3,325
was 3,478
 
Median Rent
$536
was $528
 
Total Building Permits
1
was 4
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,943
was 3,044
 
Homeownership Rate
65.8%
was 65.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
478.8
was 500.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.5%
was 29.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.3
was 1.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.5%
was 95.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.6%
was 86.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
15.6%
was 14.9%
 

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