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Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in Henry County.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Salem has a population of 381 people<3> (see below for details).

Salem is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Salem: (319)

The ZIP code for Salem: 52649<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 383 people. This makes Salem the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 0.01% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 521st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 383 people, the population of Salem decreased 17.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 464 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 381 people. This is a decrease of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.89% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (5), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (8), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (6), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (8), Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (7), Texas (8), Utah, Virginia (5), West Virginia (3), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salem.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salem:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

Looking for more information about Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salem.

Communities near Salem ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mount Pleasant   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Salem

New London   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Salem

West Point   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Salem

Located in Lee County

Danville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Salem

Located in Des Moines County

Keosauqua   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Salem

Located in Van Buren County

Donnellson   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Salem

Located in Lee County

Farmington   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Salem

Located in Van Buren County

Birmingham   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Salem

Located in Van Buren County

Bonaparte   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Salem

Located in Van Buren County

Middletown   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Salem

Located in Des Moines County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salem.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Henry County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salem. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Salem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salem) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8520, Longitude: -91.6206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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