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Salem City County, Virginia Facts

Facts
State Virginia
Land area 14.4 square miles
Population Density 1,717.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 25,299
Population change 2%
Under 5 years of age 5.2%
Under 18 19.9%
65 and over 16.9%
Females 52.2%
White 88.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.9
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 7.5%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 30.8%
Veterans 2,222
Households and Housing
Households 9,908
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 79.8%
Median household income $48,733
The per capita income $26,661
Live below the poverty line. 11.7%
housing units 10,809
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $170,300
Residents owning their homes. 66.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,121
Women-owned firms 21.2%
Asian-owned firms 2.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $537,832
Retail sales per capita $21,445
Manufacturers shipments $984,033
Merchant wholesaler sales $621,187