The Salem Census Designated Place had a population of 2,302 as of July 1, 2020. Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 35.6987 and longitude -81.697 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Salem Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,217 feet.
The Salem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402818) 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.
|Total Population||2,302 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,302 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||1,885 (81.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$50,765|
|Average Household Income||$64,583|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,139|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,097 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||775 (70.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||217 (19.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||104 ( 9.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$127,338|
|Average Home Value||$168,540|
|Housing Affordability Index3||243|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.8%|
|Per Capita Income||1.27%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.33%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 299||60th|
|Population Density||# 437||41st|
|Median Household Income||# 303||59th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 578||78th|
|Per Capita Income||# 297||60th|
|Diversity Index||# 591||20th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.