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Welcome to Salem ...
When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Salem has a population of 4,919 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Salem.
Salem is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Salem: (573)
The ZIP code for Salem: 65560<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 4,919 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.34% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 4,950 people (or 31.62% of the total population of Dent County). This makes Salem the county's most populous community.
The population of Salem represents 0.08% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,950 people, the population of Salem increased 1.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,854 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.
Adding Salem to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Salem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Salem elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salem on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Salem ...
While we believe that this Salem is located in Dent County, we know of another 3 Missouri communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Caldwell, Daviess and Lewis County.
Beyond Missouri, 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), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (6), 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.
Communities near Salem ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salem.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salem.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021