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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Salem is a town in Arkansas with a population of 1,845. Salem is in Fulton County. Living in Salem offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Salem and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Salem are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$480
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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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
    61.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    427.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    427.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Salem

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$21,944
National
$55,322

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Salem Reviews

1 review
It is a very small town, and we need better law enforcement. There are only a few churches and one grocery store, it would be nice if they expanded the area. You must travel at least 20 miles in each direction to get to the nearest city.
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