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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Salem is a town in Ohio with a population of 11,939. Salem is in Columbiana County. Living in Salem offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Salem and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Salem are above average.
About Salem...
Population
11,939

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Salem Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    290.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,159.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Salem

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,454
National
$55,322

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Salem Reviews

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Salem is a tiny town with not much going on. It's conveniently located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, so commute to either of those cities is efficient. The town itself has little diversity and most people are closed minded. The schools are awful if you are trying to prepare for college, however, if you're not they are fine. Ultimately just your typical small town in Ohio.
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The people of Salem seem almost like a cult to those that aren't a person of Salem. I moved here in my sophomore year of high school and didn't get "inducted" into the social scene until my senior year when I got engaged to a life-long member of Salem's community. The businesses are wonderful, and the people seem overall very caring, but the air feels very odd everywhere you go.
Salem is a clean, beautiful town. It has enough stores and restaurants for a town of its size. It's centrally located between Pittsburgh and Cleveland and it's not far from the Akron/Canton area or Youngstown. Their medical center has been updated recently. There is a 24 hour Super Walmart so you can always get most things when you want them.