Salem, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Salem, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Salem Census Designated Place had a population of 2,854 as of July 1, 2018. Salem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 34.6309 and longitude -92.5615 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the Salem Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Salem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402816) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Salem Census Designated Place is located within Township of Salem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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Salem, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,854
Population in Households 2,854
Population in Familes 2,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 896
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $57,554
Average Household Income $75,069
Per Capita Income $29,394


Total Housing Units 1,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 762 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $182,992
Average Home Value $230,505


Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 783
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.1% 1.36%
Households 1.11% 1.39%
Families 0.12% 1.17%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Salem, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 80th
Population Density # 94 83rd
Diversity Index # 311 43rd
Median Household Income # 35 94th
Per Capita Income # 32 94th

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