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Encyclopedia > Salem, Virginia
Salem, VA
Founded 1802
State Virginia
County Independent city
Mayor Carl E. Tarpley, Jr.
http://www.ci.salem.va.us/


Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,747. It is the county seat of Roanoke County6. The Bureau_of_Economic_Analysis combines the city of Salem with Roanoke county for statistical purposes. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 1802 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... An independent city can have several meanings: // Germany Flensburg USA A city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... An independent city can have several meanings: // Germany Flensburg USA A city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... panoramic view of Roanoke, Virginia from 1907 Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Roanoke County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Roanoke County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ...


Roanoke College is located in the city. The NCAA Division III football championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, is played here annually. Salem is also the home to a minor league baseball team, the Salem Avalanche. Roanoke College is a four-year coeducational liberal-arts college founded in 1842. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The NCAA Division III football championships began in 1973. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Houston Astros National League AAA Round Rock Express AA Corpus Christi Hooks A Salem Avalanche Lexington Legends Tri-City Valley Cats R Greeneville Astros The Salem Avalanche are a minor league baseball team in Salem, Virginia, USA. They are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League, and have...

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History

Europeans first explored the area of Salem in the 1670s. Fort Lewis was constructed to the west of the town in 1752. The town was founded in 1802, and received its charter in 1806. The Virginia Collegiate Institute, later Roanoke College, arrived in 1847. Salem was attacked twice during the American Civil War, but its Salem Flying Artillery was said to have fired the last Confederate shot of the war. Events and Trends Newton and Leibniz independently discover calculus. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1802 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...


Salem annexed South Salem in 1953 and an eastern tract in 1960, giving it a population of 16,058 and thus making it Virginia's largest town at that time. Salem officially became a city on December 31, 1967. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Location of Salem, Virginia

Salem is located at 37°17'12" North, 80°3'21" West (37.286895, -80.055836)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.8 km² (14.6 mi²). None of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 24,747 people, 9,954 households, and 6,539 families residing in the city. The population density is 654.9/km² (1,696.4/mi²). There are 10,403 housing units at an average density of 275.3/km² (713.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.88% White, 5.88% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 9,954 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% are non-families. 29.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.84. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


The age distribution is 20.9% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $38,997, and the median income for a family is $47,174. Males have a median income of $32,472 versus $23,193 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,091. 6.7% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Salem homepage
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps or Microsoft Virtual Earth


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