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Living In Salem, MO

Salem, Missouri is a small town with a population of just under 5,000. Retirees are common, as they account for 22% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. By a small 54%-46% margin, homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Salem. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $498 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Salem will save around $4,200 compared to the state average.

Many Salem residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 18% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of just over $41K, Salem workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Salem has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (28%) compared to the national average. In addition, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Salem residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (33%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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