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West Salem, Ohio
Village
City Hall (1899)
City Hall (1899)
Location of West Salem, Ohio
Location of West Salem, Ohio
Location of West Salem in Wayne County
Location of West Salem in Wayne County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,464
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,511
 • Density 1,432.23/sq mi (553.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44287
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-84196

West Salem is a village in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,464 at the 2010 census. West Salem is served by a branch of the Wayne County Public Library. The noted drag racing track Dragway 42 is located nearby.

Geography

West Salem is located at 40°58′18″N 82°6′35″W / 40.97167°N 82.10972°W / 40.97167; -82.10972 (40.971656, -82.109731).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 713
1880 878 23.1%
1890 756 −13.9%
1900 656 −13.2%
1910 642 −2.1%
1920 636 −0.9%
1930 645 1.4%
1940 700 8.5%
1950 860 22.9%
1960 1,017 18.3%
1970 1,058 4.0%
1980 1,357 28.3%
1990 1,534 13.0%
2000 1,501 −2.2%
2010 1,464 −2.5%
2019 (est.) 1,511 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,464 people, 558 households, and 393 families living in the village. The population density was 1,343.1 inhabitants per square mile (518.6/km2). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 568.8 per square mile (219.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 558 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 37.1 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

Notable people

  • Dean Chance, major league baseball pitcher
  • J.A. Hines, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Zeola Hershey Misener, suffragist and one of the first women elected to the Indiana General Assembly
  • Jacob Parrott, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, 1862
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