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Salem is a township in Cass County, in the Brainerd metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salem is 47.174N. The longitude is -93.96W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,332 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 78.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass 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 56636 ZIP code.
34% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $18,322, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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