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Salem is a city in Henry County.

The community was named for Salem, IN

The latitude of Salem is 40.852N. The longitude is -91.62W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 464.


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Median household income
Local
$31,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salem demographic reports
Quaker settlement
Historic sites and museums: Lewelling Quaker Shrine
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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35% 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 $18,585, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $588.


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

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

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

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