Salem, Indiana 

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+1.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

81.1 / 100

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Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.1 / 5.5

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Best Places to Live in Salem, Indiana

Living in Salem, IN is a great experience. It is a charming rural town with a population of around 8,000 people. The area is known for its welcoming atmosphere that helps to create strong connections between neighbors and friends. The small-town feel makes it easy to get to know everyone in the community, which can make for some lifelong friendships. There are plenty of outdoor activities as well, including hiking trails and scenic lakeside views. With a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues nearby, there's something for everyone in Salem. Residents also take pride in their commitment to education; the local schools have consistently been ranked among the top in Indiana! All in all, living in Salem is an enjoyable and rewarding experience that provides an unbeatable sense of community spirit. Mid-sized city - Northern Kentucky along the Ohio River at the Indiana border, 100 miles southwest of Cincinnati.
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -18.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 488 ft above sea level

Salem, In Housing Market
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Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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What Bert Has To Say About Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Area

Louisville (pronounced lou-ah-vul locally) is an industrial, shipping, and commercial center. It has a prosperous river-town character with a distinct Southern accent. Downtown contains a few modern buildings, but the skyline is indistinct overall. The shady historic districts east and south of town with gracious Southern-style Victorian era homes are far more interesting.


The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 18.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salem's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Washington county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 75.1% to 22.9%. More Voting Stats

Salem's population is 6,276 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 31.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Salem is $162,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.4%.

Salem public schools spend $9,701 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Salem. More Education

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Housing Market in Salem

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 13.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salem is $162,600.
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Reviews for Salem   1 Reviews
Small town living with comforts of city life nearb - 3/2/2007
Salem is a rural community which has grown tremendously in the past thirty years, although still very much a small town. Most people may not actually KNOW you, but will... Read More

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