Salem, Virginia is 7 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center) and 131 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The people of the city are in the Roanoke metropolitan area. Salem has a population of 24,747.
In Salem, about 52% of adults are married.
In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, George W. Bush came out ahead among Salem residents, with $23,350. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.
In Salem, 68% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out.
In Salem, 93% of commuters drive to work. Most residents would agree that driving around the city is a bit easier than around other cities of its size.
Salem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):
|Short Commute Times |
|Low Rate of Poverty |
|People in Middle Class or Better |
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