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Salem, Nebraska
Village
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Location of Salem, Nebraska
Location of Salem, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°4′36″N 95°43′23″W / 40.07667°N 95.72306°W / 40.07667; -95.72306Coordinates: 40°4′36″N 95°43′23″W / 40.07667°N 95.72306°W / 40.07667; -95.72306
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Richardson
Area
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
971 ft (296 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Estimate 
(2019)
104
 • Density 167.47/sq mi (64.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68433
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-43370
GNIS feature ID 0833121

Salem is a village in Richardson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 112 at the 2010 census.

History

Salem was laid out in 1855. Salem is derived from the Hebrew word shalom, meaning "peace". It was incorporated as a city in 1856.

Geography

Salem is located at 40°4′36″N 95°43′23″W / 40.07667°N 95.72306°W / 40.07667; -95.72306 (40.076576, -95.722930).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 304
1880 473 55.6%
1890 504 6.6%
1900 533 5.8%
1910 391 −26.6%
1920 373 −4.6%
1930 387 3.8%
1940 380 −1.8%
1950 341 −10.3%
1960 261 −23.5%
1970 214 −18.0%
1980 221 3.3%
1990 160 −27.6%
2000 138 −13.7%
2010 112 −18.8%
2019 (est.) 104 −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 112 people, 52 households, and 28 families residing in the village. The population density was 180.6 inhabitants per square mile (69.7/km2). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 117.7 per square mile (45.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.1% White and 0.9% Native American.

There were 52 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.2% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 49.8 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Notable person

  • Tacy Atkinson, Christian missionary, was born in Salem.
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