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Salem, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Salem had a population of 7,646 as of July 1, 2016. Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 40.0538 and longitude -111.6724 in Utah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,610 feet.

The City of Salem (GNIS ID: 2411765) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Salem is located within Spanish Fork-Payson Division of Utah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Pond Town, Pondtown, Summer Spring.

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Salem, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,646
Population in Households 7,604
Population in Familes 7,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 750
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,035
Average Household Size 3.74
Family Households 1,776
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,709 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $285,877
Average Home Value $325,615


Median Household Income $76,513
Average Household Income $90,225
Per Capita Income $24,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.83% 2.16%
Households 2.57% 2.11%
Families 2.58% 2.05%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salem, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 78th
Population Density1 # 120 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 269 18th
Median Household Income # 52 84th
Per Capita Income # 124 62nd

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