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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Salem Township is located in Illinois with a population of 1,050. Salem Township is in Knox County. Living in Salem Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Salem Township there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Salem Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Salem Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$656
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Salem Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,125
National
$55,322
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Salem Township Reviews

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Salem is a great community that pulls together when tragedy strikes. Last year, our community lost a beloved high school athlete whose younger brother was also critically injured in that same vehicle accident. Our community banded around this family, raising funds to help with hospital and travel expenses, offering emotional support, holding prayer circles, and so much more. If you are looking for a close-knit community to raise your family, it does not get any better than Salem, IL.
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