Population In Salem, North Carolina

Population1479

In terms of political views, the Salem population skews Republican. The top religion in Salem is Protestant. The top age group is 65-up per census data.

Household Types in Salem, North Carolina

  • Singles in Salem 58.5%
  • Married Couples in Salem 41.5%

Age Groups of People Living in Salem, North Carolina

  • 18 to 24 year olds 3.6%
  • 25 to 44 year olds 20.8%
  • 45 to 64 year olds 25.5%
  • 65+ year olds 39.6%

Race Diversity in Salem, North Carolina

The Race Diversity score in Salem, North Carolina is 13.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Latino/Hispanics 7.8%
  • Whites 88.4%
  • Black or African Americans 0.0%
  • American Indian & Alaska Natives 0.0%
  • Asians 0.0%
  • Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders 3.8%
  • Multi 0.0%
  • Other 7.8%

The Religion of people living in Salem, North Carolina

The primary religious affiliation in Salem, North Carolina is Protestant. The Religion Diversity score in Salem, North Carolina is 4.4Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant58.6%
Catholic1.1%
Orthodox0.0%
Other / Christian0.0%
Mormon0.8%
Jewish0.0%
Muslim0.3%
Buddhist0.0%
Hindu0.0%
Other / Non-Christian0.1%
No Religion39.1%

Industry and Occupation in Salem, North Carolina

The top industry present in Salem, North Carolina is Educational services, health care, and social assistance. 32.9 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 7.8% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Salem, North Carolina is 53.4.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0.0%
  • Construction 3.1%
  • Manufacturing 10.4%
  • Wholesale trade 2.0%
  • Retail trade 16.4%
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2.0%
  • Information 0.0%
  • Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1.6%
  • Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 7.8%
  • Educational services, health care, and social assistance 31.3%
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services 9.4%
  • Other services, except public administration 2.0%
  • Public administration 13.9%

The Occupation Diversity score in Salem, North Carolina is 79.9.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Management, business, science, and arts occupations 32.9%
  • Service occupations 20.7%
  • Sales and office occupations 22.5%
  • Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 7.8%
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 16.2%

Average Educational level of people living in Salem,North Carolina

66.8% of residents in Salem, North Carolina have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 38.6% of residents in Salem, North Carolina hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Salem, North Carolina is 69.0.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Less than high school graduate 14.1%
  • High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19.1%
  • Some college or associate's degree 44.8%
  • Bachelor's degree 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree 6.4%