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Encyclopedia > Salem, Ohio

Salem is a city in Columbiana and Mahoning[1] Counties in the state of Ohio, United States. It is bordered by Perry Township, Green Township, and Salem Township. The population was 12,197 at the 2000 census. Columbiana County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Perry Township may refer to: Perry Township, Michigan Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania Perry Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania Perry Township... There are several places named Green Township in the United States: Green Township, Michigan Green Charter Township, Michigan Green Township, New Jersey Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio Green Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania Green Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... There are several places named Salem Township in the United States: Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan Salem Township, Cass County, Minnesota Salem Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio Salem Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Salem Township, Mercer County...

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History

Salem, founded and settled by the Friends (a.k.a. "Quakers") religious group in 1806, was active in the early anti-slavery movement of the early-to-mid 1800's. Still standing are many of the beautiful homes serving as connectors on the famous Underground Railroad with their hidden rooms and secret passageways. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Salem was also the site of the very first Women's Rights Convention held in the State of Ohio. Salem's overall active involvement in equal rights issues is a tribute to its rich Quaker heritage. In addition, Salem is the childhood home of American watercolorist Charles Burchfield and onetime residence of legendary radio disc jockey Alan Freed. The Seneca Falls Convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19 - July 20, 1848, was the first womens rights convention held in the United States, and as a result is often called the birthplace of the feminist movement. ... Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) was one of the preeminent American painters of the 20th century. ... Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. ...


Geography

Location of Salem, Ohio

Salem is located at 40°54′3″N, 80°51′10″W (40.900885, -80.852831)GR1. Image File history File links OHMap-doton-Salem. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,197 people, 5,146 households, and 3,247 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.9/km² (2,228.2/mi²). There were 5,505 housing units at an average density of 388.6/km² (1,005.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 0.52% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,146 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,006, and the median income for a family was $40,191. Males had a median income of $31,630 versus $19,471 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,579. About 9.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

The Salem City Schools' nickname is the "Quakers," while its mascots are "Quaker Sam" and the "Quaker Lady," a tribute to Salem's heritage. The district's colors are red and black.

School Grades
Housed
Years in Use Additional Info
Salem Senior High School 7-12 1959-Present Grades 7 and 8 moved into High School in 2006.
Southeast School 5-6 1968-Present
Reilly School 3-4 1928-Present
Buckeye School K-2 1948-Present
Salem Middle School 7-8 (As Salem Junior High) 1917-2006 Present location of Kent State University Salem City Center Campus.
Constructed and originally operated as "Salem High School."
Also formerly known as Salem Junior High.
Prospect School among others, 4-6 1896-2006 Present location of Hannah Mullins Nursing School.
Fourth Street School 1896-1974 Demolished
McKinley School 1892-1978 Demolished
Columbia School 1881-1953 Demolished
Union School 1860-1896 Demolished
First Union School 1853-1860 Demolished

All information is accurate as of November 21, 2006. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Population Estimates Geographic Change Notes: Ohio, US Census Bureau

The Official Alan Freed Website


External links


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Salem, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (556 words)
Salem is a city in Perry Township, Columbiana and Mahoning
Another fact that Salem's residents are justly proud of is that their town was the site of the very first Women's Rights Convention held in the State of Ohio, Salem's overall active involvement in equal rights issues is a tribute to its rich Quaker heritage.
In addition, Salem was the childhood home of American watercolorist Charles Burchfield and onetime residence of legendary radio disc jockey Alan Freed.
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