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Salem, Missouri
—  City  —
Salem business district
Location of Salem, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°38′29″N 91°32′20″W / 37.64139°N 91.53889°W / 37.64139; -91.53889
Country United States
State Missouri
County Dent
Area
 - Total 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 - Land 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,854
 - Density 1,607.4/sq mi (620.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65560
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-65234[1]
GNIS feature ID 0725919[2]

Salem is a city in Dent County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,854 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dent County[3]. Salem sits very close to the Ozark Scenic Riverways and is close to Montauk, which is where the Current River begins.

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Geography

Salem is located at 37° 38' 29" North, 91° 32' 20" West (37.641445, -91.538929)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,854 people, 2,115 households, and 1,269 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,607.4 people per square mile (620.6/km²). There were 2,368 housing units at an average density of 784.2/sq mi (302.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.05% White, 0.74% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 2,115 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,648, and the median income for a family was $29,460. Males had a median income of $27,006 versus $17,285 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,766. About 12.9% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Salem High School is the only high school located in Salem. Salem is also home to an extension of Southwest Baptist University.

Climate

Salem has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). It receives cold winters and warm summers with consistent rainfall year-round.

Weather data for Salem
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 43
(6)
49
(9)
59
(15)
70
(21)
77
(25)
85
(29)
90
(32)
89
(32)
81
(27)
71
(22)
57
(14)
46
(8)
68
(20)
Average low °F (°C) 23
(-5)
28
(-2)
36
(2)
45
(7)
53
(12)
61
(16)
66
(19)
64
(18)
57
(14)
46
(8)
37
(3)
27
(-3)
45
(7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.19
(55.6)
2.37
(60.2)
4.02
(102.1)
4.39
(111.5)
4.55
(115.6)
3.64
(92.5)
3.56
(90.4)
4.14
(105.2)
3.80
(96.5)
3.48
(88.4)
4.36
(110.7)
3.40
(86.4)
43.9
(1,115.1)
Source: [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Average weather for Salem, Missouri". Weather.com. http://www.weather.com/weather/climatology/monthly/65560?x=0&y=0. Retrieved December 21 2008.  

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Coordinates: 37°38′29″N 91°32′20″W / 37.64139°N 91.53889°W / 37.64139; -91.53889

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