West Salem is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 1,511 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Salem is the 498th largest community in Ohio.
West Salem is a blue-collar town, with 52.31% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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%).
As is often the case in a small village, West Salem doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of West Salem has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.28% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
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.