Salem, WI Population

By | July 3, 2019

Population: 9,871. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,353 (+15.0% change)
Males: 5,006 (50.7%), Females: 4,865 (49.3%)

Zip code: 53168

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $54,392
Median house value: $137,300

Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (39.4%), Irish (15.8%), Polish (12.2%), English (8.1%), Italian (7.6%), United States (4.6%).

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem town

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

2.3% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.4% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,764 (+38.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • FAIRVIEW RED WING MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; RED WING, MN)
  • LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER MAYO HEALTH (about 15 miles; LAKE CITY, MN)
  • BALDWIN AREA MEDICAL CTR 141 (about 24 miles; BALDWIN, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:

  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 51 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 62 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 63 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:

Amtrak station near Salem:

  • 14 miles: RED WING (LEVEE RD.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 25 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 35 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,368)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 56 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)
  • ST PAUL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 57 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)

Schools

Public high school in Salem:

  • CENTRAL HI (Students: 1,207; Location: 24617 75TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Salem:

  • PADDOCK LAKE BAPTIST ACAD (Students: 63; Location: 24823 74TH ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Salem:

  • SALEM EL (Students: 1,130; Location: 8828 ANTIOCH RD; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Salem:

  • COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $736,513; Location: 24615 89TH ST.; 59,682 books; 2,833 audio materials; 3,494 video materials; 308 serial subscriptions)