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West Salem, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of West Salem had a population of 1,501 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Salem is located at latitude 40.9698 and longitude -82.1079 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The Village of West Salem (GNIS ID: 2400143) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of West Salem is located within Township of Congress, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Salem, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,501
Daytime Population: Workers 438
Daytime Population: Residents 802
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,499
Population in Familes 1,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,373
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $41,486
Average Household Income $57,553
Per Capita Income $21,623


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $102,586
Average Home Value $129,480


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.37%
Households 0.46% 0.41%
Families 0.72% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

West Salem, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Salem to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 553 55th
Population Density # 532 56th
Diversity Index # 677 45th
Median Household Income # 958 21st
Per Capita Income # 921 24th

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