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Salem, Ohio

Salem is a city located in Columbiana County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,197.

Geography Salem is located at 40°54'3" North, 80°51'10" West (40.900885, -80.852831)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²). 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 12,197 people, 5,146 households, and 3,247 families residing in the city. The population density is 860.9/km² (2,228.2/mi²). There are 5,505 housing units at an average density of 388.6/km² (1,005.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.35% White, 0.52% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,146 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% are non-families. 32.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,006, and the median income for a family is $40,191. Males have a median income of $31,630 versus $19,471 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,579. 11.7% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.9% are under the age of 18 and 9.8% are 65 or older.

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