Salem, KY Demographics


Population: 769. Estimated population in July 2019: 759 (-1.3% change)
Males: 344 (44.7%), Females: 425 (55.3%)

Zip code: 42078

Median resident age: 50.9 years
Median household income: $29,196
Median house value: $53,700

Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (17.7%), German (10.9%), Irish (10.3%), English (7.0%), Dutch (3.0%), Scottish (2.5%).

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Map of Salem, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 63.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change: -5 (-0.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Salem:

  • LIVINGSTON HOSP AND HEALTHCARE SER INC (131 HOSPITAL DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • CRITTENDEN CO HOSP (about 13 miles; MARION, KY)
  • HARDIN COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; ROSICLARE, IL)
  • CALDWELL CO HOSP (about 28 miles; PRINCETON, KY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 40 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 63 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 67 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; ID: HOP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:

  • MARION-CRITTENDEN COUNTY (about 11 miles; MARION, KY; ID: 5M9)
  • KUTTAWA HARBOR (about 19 miles; KUTTAWA, KY; ID: K45)
  • KENTUCKY DAM STATE PARK (about 19 miles; GILBERTSVILLE, KY; ID: M34)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 64 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 68 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 4,255)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 69 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,440)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 73 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 76 miles; MARTIN, TN; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY-TRINITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; NEWBURGH, IN; FT enrollment: 2,986)