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Welcome to Salem, Missouri
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Community Profile
SALEM
Latitude : 37.645558 degrees
Longitude : 091.53514 degrees
Elevation : 1240 ft

DENT COUNTY
Square Miles : 753.5

LOCATION
Salem is 28 miles south of I-44 and equal distance from St. Louis and Springfield, MO. State Highways 72, 32, 19 and 68 intersect Salem.

Salem is located in the middle of the Missouri Ozarks. It is twenty minutes north of the National Ozarks Scenic Riverways National Park (Current River) and Montauk State Park. Mark Twain National Forest blankets the east part of Dent County. Open public lands are plentiful.

POPULATION DENSITY
Dent County...... 19.8 persons/ sq. mile

ETHNIC COMPOSITION
98.6% .....Caucasian
1.4% ......Other

POPULATION BY AGE
Under 18 years...... 23.1%
18 – 64 ................ 58.6%
65 and older......... 18.3%

LABOR - 2011
Number in the civilian labor force... 6587
Number employed ............. .5863
Number unemployed ............ 724

Locator map
Within 15 miles of the
Population Center
of the Nation!

Demographic Information
POPULATION
YEAR CITY of SALEM DENT COUNTY
1980 4,454 14,517
1990 4,484 13,702
2000 4,854 14,927
2010 4,950 15,657

Salem Community Profile PDF Document

US Census Bureau – Census 2000

OSEDA /Office of Social and Economic Data, Univ.of Missouri

OSEDA – Data for Dent County

Missouri Department of Economic Development – business information

Register your business online with the Sate of Missouri

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