Salem is located close to the center of West Virginia. Salem is between the Harrison, Doddridge county. Salem has 1.34 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Salem population is 1,861, which has shrunk 7.23% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Salem median household income is $35,167 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 112.14% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 40.01% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Salem median house value is $56,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.11% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 37.64% 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 better than the state average in quality. The Salem area code is 304.