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The Salem Census Designated Place had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2016. Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 32.7586 and longitude -84.1936 in Upson County. The formal boundaries for the Salem Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Upson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Salem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402817) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Salem Census Designated Place is located within Salem Division of Upson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Salem, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 329
Population in Households 329
Population in Familes 276
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $88,830
Average Home Value $131,075


Median Household Income $38,353
Average Household Income $46,809
Per Capita Income $18,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.24%
Households 1.02% 0.41%
Families 3.35% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salem, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 505 19th
Population Density1 # 619 1st
Diversity Index2 # 267 57th
Median Household Income # 294 53rd
Per Capita Income # 345 45th

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