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Welcome to Salem ...

The city of Salem is located in Utah County<1>.

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 8,621 people<3> (see below for details).

Salem was settled in 1851 and was incorporated May 10, 1920.

The community of Salem is 4,610 feet [1,405 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Salem is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Salem: (801) and (385)<5>

The ZIP code for Salem: 84653<6>

Websites for Salem ...

Official Website: www.pondtown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 8,621 people. This is an increase of 34.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 97.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 6,423 people. This makes Salem the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 0.23% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,423 people, the population of Salem increased 46.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,372 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 map where we found it was on a .

We also found Salem mentioned in the book 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 ...

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), South Dakota, Tennessee (7), Texas (8), 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.

  • Provo [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
    • Provo [Utah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,618 people
    • Former names for Provo:
    • Fort Provo
    • Fort Utah
    • Provo has also been known as:
    • Provo City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<8>
  • Orem [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orem
    • Orem [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 97,828 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orem<8>
  • Springville [Utah County]
  • Santaquin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santaquin
    • Santaquin [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Salem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,865 people
    • Former name for Santaquin:
    • Summit Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santaquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santaquin<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vineyard [Utah County]
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      • Vineyard [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineyard have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard
    • Mapleton [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<8>
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<8>
    • Genola [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genola
      • Genola [Utah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genola have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genola
    • Goshen [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<8>
    • Rocky Ridge [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Juab County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Salem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge

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. 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 ...

The official website for Salem: www.pondtown.org/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salem) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 40.0530, Longitude: -111.6696    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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