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Salem, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Salem had a population of 8,185 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Salem, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,185
Daytime Population: Workers 2,087
Daytime Population: Residents 4,684
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,771
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 8,142
Population in Familes 7,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 803
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $78,235
Average Household Income $95,173
Per Capita Income $25,733


Total Housing Units 2,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,846 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $296,884
Average Home Value $327,721


Total Households 2,187
Average Household Size 3.72
Family Households 1,906
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.4% 2.69%
Households 3.23% 2.63%
Families 3.22% 2.57%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 72 78th
Population Density # 114 65th
Diversity Index # 277 15th
Median Household Income # 61 82nd
Per Capita Income # 114 65th

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