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West Salem is a village in Edwards County.

The latitude of West Salem is 38.520N. The longitude is -88.004W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 983.


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Median household income
Local
$27,031
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Salem demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· New Salem

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30% of West Salem residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Salem ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Salem was $15,179, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of West Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.


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Libraries in West Salem include West Salem Public Library ... View libraries

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Edwards County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Salem political report.

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The average commute time for West Salem workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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