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Salem is a city in Livingston County, in the Paducah metro area.
The community is believed named for city in NC
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kentucky named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, KY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salem is 37.264N. The longitude is -88.244W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 753.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston 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 42078 ZIP code.
17% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $16,156, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $553.
Livingston 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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