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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Salem VA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||25,299||8,260,405|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||24,802||8,001,031|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||2.0%||3.2%|
|Population, 2010 ||24,802||8,001,024|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||4.8%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||19.9%||23.2%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||17.1%||12.2%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.6%||50.9% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||88.2%||68.6%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||7.1%||19.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.6%||5.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||1.5%||2.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||2.4%||7.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||87.3%||64.8% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||79.8%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||4.9%||11.3%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||6.1%||14.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||88.9%||87.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||30.8%||35.2%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||2,222||726,470|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||17.2||27.7|
|Housing units, 2010 ||10,832||3,364,939|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||66.6%||67.3%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||22.9%||21.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$170,300||$244,600|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||9,908||3,022,739|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.32||2.60|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$26,661||$33,493|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$48,733||$63,907|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||11.7%||11.3%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||2,122||638,643|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||9.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||2.9%||7.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||4.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||21.2%||30.1% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||984,033||92,417,797|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||621,187||60,513,396|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||537,832||105,663,299|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$21,445||$13,687|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||67,944||15,340,483|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||14.44||39,490.09|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,717.9||202.6|
|FIPS Code ||70000||51|
|Counties ||Salem city|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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