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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
West Salem Township is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 3,491. West Salem Township is in Mercer County. Living in West Salem Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In West Salem Township there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in West Salem Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in West Salem Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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West Salem Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    232
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    58
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    493
    500
  • Theft
    841
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,232
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    55%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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