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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Salem is a town in South Dakota with a population of 1,394. Salem is in McCook 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Salem

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,771
National
$55,322
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Salem Reviews

1 review
I like Salem because it is a small community. Living here, you know who your neighbors are and you don't have to worry about locking your doors at night. All of our local businesses are very kind, and keep our community strong and growing. One thing that really makes our small town great is how we come together in hard times.
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