Salem, MO

4,974 Population
3.2 square miles 1,566.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
1,566.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
73.3%
was 68.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.3%
was 1.7%
 
Percent Under 18
21.0%
was 21.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
23.5%
was 21.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
30.9%
was 33.3%
 
Median Household Income
$27,957
was $25,790
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.4
58
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
19.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
159.5
was 161.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,350
was 5,155.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,422
was 2,319
 
Median Rent
$444
was $463
 
Total Building Permits
21
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,062
was 1,965
 
Homeownership Rate
50.5%
was 50.3%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
762.9
was 730.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.1%
was 26.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
20
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.3%
was 90.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
68.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
69.9%
was 69.2%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.8%
was 8.1%
 

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