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Welcome to Salem ...
The pronunciation of Salem: SAY-luhm<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Salem, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Salem has a population of 11,613 people<4> (see below for details).
Salem is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Salem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Salem: (330) and (234)<6>
The ZIP code for Salem: 44460<7>
Websites for Salem ...
Official Website: www.ci.salem.oh.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 11,613 people. This is a decrease of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 12,303 people (or 11.41% of the total population of Columbiana County). This makes Salem the county's most populous community.
The population of Salem represents 0.11% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,303 people, the population of Salem has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,197 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.
Communities Also Named Salem ...
While we believe that this Salem is located in Columbiana County, we know of another 6 Ohio communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Brown, Hamilton, Marion, Perry, Tuscarawas and Warren County.
Beyond Ohio, 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), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (8), Nova Scotia, 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 28 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.
Adding Salem to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Salem was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Salem in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Salem.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Salem: www.ci.salem.oh.us/
The official website for Columbiana County: www.columbianacounty.org/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023