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Salem is an independent city, in the Roanoke metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Salem, NJ.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Virginia named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, VA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Salem is 37.293N. The longitude is -80.055W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,603.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$38,997
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salem demographic reports
Salem is on the Roanoke River in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Founded by land grantee James Simpson in 1802
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "Borat"
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Blast - Aug. 11, 2007
  • Salem Fair - June 28-July 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salem web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sports teams: Avalanche (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Salem Museum
Colleges and universities: Roanoke College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Salem City 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 24153 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $20,091, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Salem festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $466.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $911.


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Libraries

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

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Salem workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salem between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Salem include Baymont Inn Roanoke/Salem, Best Value Inn-Salem Roanoke, Comfort Inn Salem, Comfort Suites Inn at Ridgewood Farm, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Salem, Quality Inn, Super 8.

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