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Salem is a township in Knox County, in the Galesburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salem is 40.753N. The longitude is -90.042W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 992.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61572 ZIP code.
24% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $17,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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