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Salem County, Virginia

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Population:

  • Total Population: 24,747
  • Males: 11,724
  • Females: 13,023

Ethnicity:

  • White: 22,587
  • Black/African American: 1,411
  • Hispanic: 240
  • Native American/Eskimo: 36
  • Asian: 254
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 8
  • Other: 51
  • 2 or more: 160

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (22,600)
  2. Spanish (380)
  3. French (155)
  4. Tagalog (95)
  5. Serbocroatian (55)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 523

  1. Philippines (116)
  2. Germany (54)
  3. Vietnam (48)
  4. United Kingdom (43)
  5. Mexico (41)
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina (38)
  7. Brazil (34)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (5,902)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (2,741)
  3. Catholic Church (1,200)
  4. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (923)
  5. Episcopal Church (696)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 7,629
    • Sensory: 647
    • Physical: 2,014
    • Mental: 1,204
    • Self-care: 562
    • Go outside home: 1,465
    • Employment: 1,608

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 114

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 9,954
    • Utility gas: 5,786
    • Bottled or LP gas: 185
    • Electricity: 2,791
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 1,122
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 34
    • Solar Energy: 9
    • Other fuel: 27
    • No fuel used: 0

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 19,281
    • No vehicle: 1,143
    • 1 or more vehicle: 18,138

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 66
    • No High School: 1,001
    • Some High School: 1,936
    • High School: 5,357
    • Some College: 3,887
    • Associate's Degree: 1,110
    • College Degree: 2,185
    • Master's Degree: 715
    • Professional Degree: 217
    • Doctoral Degree: 183

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 9,954
    • Owners with phone: 6,681
    • Owners without phone: 45
    • Renters with phone: 3,094
    • Renters without phone: 134

    10 closest counties:

    1. Roanoke County, Virginia
    2. Roanoke city, Virginia
    3. Craig County, Virginia
    4. Botetourt County, Virginia
    5. Franklin County, Virginia
    6. Montgomery County, Virginia
    7. Floyd County, Virginia
    8. Bedford County, Virginia
    9. Covington city, Virginia
    10. Alleghany County, Virginia

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    24153, 24155, 24156, 24157

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WKPA (1390 AM) SALEM, VA
    • WKBA (1550 AM) SALEM, VA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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