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Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in McCook County<1> and is the County Seat for McCook County.

The location of Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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 1,285 people<4> (see below for details).

Salem is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Salem lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 1,285 people. This is a decrease of 4.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 1,347 people (which is 23.98% of the total population of McCook County). This makes Salem the county's most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 0.17% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,347 people, the population of Salem decreased 1.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,371 people).

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), 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, Ohio (7), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (4), 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.

  • Canistota [McCook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canistota
    • Canistota [McCook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canistota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canistota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canistota<7>
  • Humboldt [Minnehaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
    • Humboldt [Minnehaha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humboldt<7>
  • Bridgewater [McCook County]
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    • Bridgewater [McCook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<7>
  • Emery [Hanson County]
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    • Emery [Hanson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montrose [McCook County]
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      • Montrose [McCook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<7>
    • Franklin [Lake County]
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      • Franklin [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Winfred [Lake County]
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      • Winfred [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfred<7>
    • Monroe [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Turner County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<7>
    • Spencer [McCook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [McCook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
    • Epiphany [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epiphany
      • Epiphany [Hanson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epiphany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany

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 4 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.

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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 State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including McCook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 for your convenience: 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: 43.7241, Longitude: -97.3890       In this case, the coordinates for Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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