Salem, WV Population

Population: 2,006. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,976 (-1.5% change)
Males: 1,000 (49.9%), Females: 1,006 (50.1%)

Zip code: 26426

Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $16,577
Median house value: $43,500

Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.0%)
  • Japanese (6.8%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.0%), German (13.1%), Irish (8.7%), English (6.9%), Italian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

9.9% Foreign born (8.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -394 (-16.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • UNITED HOSPITAL CENTER (about 16 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON MEM HOSP (about 18 miles; WESTON, WV)
  • WILLIAM R SHARPE HOSPITAL AT WESTON (about 18 miles; WESTON, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 24 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 52 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 61 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: PKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:

  • LOUIS BENNETT FIELD (about 16 miles; WESTON, WV; Abbreviation: 49I)
  • WADE F MALEY FIELD (about 22 miles; SHINNSTON, WV; Abbreviation: 6W0)
  • UPSHUR COUNTY RGNL (about 29 miles; BUCKHANNON, WV; Abbreviation: W22)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Salem:

  • SALEM-TEIKYO UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 577; Location: 223 W MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 32 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 61 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 68 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 71 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 88 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
Private high school in Salem:

  • MIRICLE MEADOWS (Students: 26; Location: RT 1 BOX 289B; Grades: 7 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salem:

  • HARDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SALEM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: RR 1 BOX 10A; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VAN HORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 229 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)