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Salem, West Virginia
Welcome to Salem ...
The city of Salem is located in Harrison 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 2017, Salem has a population of 1,492 people<3> (see below for details).
Salem is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Salem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Salem: (304) and (681)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 1,586 people. This makes Salem the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Salem represents 0.09% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,586 people, the population of Salem decreased 20.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,006 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 1,492 people. This is a decrease of 5.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.62% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.
Communities near Salem ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Salem and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salem.
Communities Also Named Salem ...
While we believe that this Salem is located in Harrison County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Salem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fayette and Preston County.
Beyond West Virginia, 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), Utah, Virginia (5), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salem.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 06 Feb 2019