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Salem is a city in Washington County, in the Louisville metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for Salem, NC; another says it was named for Salem, MA.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salem is 38.605N. The longitude is -86.101W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,325.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington 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 47167 ZIP code.
21% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $16,299, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Libraries in Salem include Salem-Washington Twp Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Salem include WFTE.
Washington 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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