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The Salem Census Designated Place had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Salem, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 324
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 324
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $41,126
Average Household Income $50,404
Per Capita Income $20,081


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $91,279
Average Home Value $126,402


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.0%
Households 0.79% 0.14%
Families 2.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

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, 2017 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 # 508 19th
Population Density # 619 1st
Diversity Index # 289 54th
Median Household Income # 274 56th
Per Capita Income # 331 47th

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