Salem, SD Population

Population: 1,371. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,393 (+1.6% change)
Males: 658 (48.0%), Females: 713 (52.0%)

McCook County

Zip code: 57058

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $34,500
Median house value: $62,300

Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (50.4%), Norwegian (11.2%), Irish (11.1%), Swedish (6.8%), English (4.4%), United States (4.0%).

Elevation: 1527 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+4.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; MADISON, SD)
  • FREEMAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-CAH (about 28 miles; FREEMAN, SD)
  • PIONEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – CAH (about 41 miles; VIBORG, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:

  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 47 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 56 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 56 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:

  • HOWARD MUNI (about 23 miles; HOWARD, SD; Abbreviation: 8D9)
  • MADISON MUNI (about 29 miles; MADISON, SD; Abbreviation: MDS)
  • LAKE PRESTON MUNI (about 43 miles; LAKE PRESTON, SD; Abbreviation: Y34)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 70 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 107 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 126 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 143 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)

Schools

Public high school in Salem:

  • MCCOOK CENTRAL HI SCH (Students: 145; Location: 200 E ESSEX; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salem:

  • MCCOOK CENTRAL ELEM (Students: 163; Location: 200 E ESSEX; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MCCOOK CENTRAL MIDDLE SCH (Students: 84; Location: 200 E ESSEX; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Salem:

  • ST MARYS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 205 W ESSEX AVE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $31,161; 11,039 books; 202 audio materials; 391 video materials; 36 serial subscriptions)

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