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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,270
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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West Salem Reviews

3 reviews
Nice small quiet town. Not much nightlife, although for race families there is a drag strip. Small grocery store and dollar general. The town is not far from Ashland or Wooster for shopping or restaurants. The town is growing slowly with upgrades to the bank and Dollar General.
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West Salem, Ohio is a small rural town with a Mayberry feel to it. Pros: Quite little town with a nice public school system through 12 grade. Neighbors are friendly, and everyone works together. Cons: Could use more shopping/fuel options. Currently there are two gas pumps and one general store, both by the only stop light in town. Not many recreational options for younger children or teens.
Just about as small town USA as it gets. Would like to see a little more to do and maybe a little bit more class among people, but overall everyone seems good hearten.