West Salem is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 1,430 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Salem is the 498th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, West Salem is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 52.31% of the West Salem workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, West Salem is a village of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Salem who work in sales jobs (9.97%), office and administrative support (7.66%), and healthcare suport services (5.64%).
Overall, West Salem’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Being a small village, West Salem does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
West Salem ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.28% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Salem in 2018 was $18,488, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,952 for a family of four.
The people who call West Salem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Salem residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in West Salem include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.