Salem, North Carolina 

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Population

2,181

-1.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$46,724

Median Home Price

$119,900

Best Places to Live in Salem, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


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City: Salem
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 16.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salem's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Burke county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem's population is 2,181 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $119,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Salem public schools spend $8,764 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Salem. More Education


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