Salem is located in southwest New Mexico. Salem is part of Dona Ana County. Salem has 1.20 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Salem population is 957, which has grown 20.38% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 14.35% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Salem median household income is $19,688 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 31.83% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 31.74% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Salem median house value is $32,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by -27.70% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 47.36% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Salem is worse than the state average in quality. The Salem area code is 575.