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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Salem is a town in Arkansas with a population of 1,910. Salem is in Fulton County. Living in Salem offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own 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
$71,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$502
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    249.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    623.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    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
$23,000
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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