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West Salem, WI Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of West Salem is 4,895, which is 7.82% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 6.73% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The West Salem population density is 1,422.91 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 87.40 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in West Salem is white, which represent 99.12% of the total population. The average West Salem education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 4,895. #146

Population Growth Since 2000, #249

West Salem, WI

Population Density, #117

West Salem, WI
1,422.91 per square mile
87.40 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:4,852 (99.12%, #141)
Black:10 (0.20%, #341)
Hispanic:25 (0.51%, #530)
Asian:13 (0.27%, #339)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #402)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:20 (0.41%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

4,323 (88.31%) out of the total population of 4,895 reported first ancestry.

 West Salem, WI% of the Total PopulationWisconsinU.S.
Arab150.31%, see rank0.23%0.56%
Czech591.21%, see rank1.61%0.47%
Danish791.61%, see rank1.04%0.42%
Dutch1052.15%, see rank2.51%1.40%
English2244.58%, see rank5.83%8.02%
French1713.49%, see rank4.24%3.34%
German2,07842.45%, see rank41.77%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian90.18%, see rank0.41%0.46%
Irish61412.54%, see rank11.03%10.80%
Italian992.02%, see rank3.48%5.52%
Norwegian1,58932.46%, see rank7.74%1.42%
Polish3787.72%, see rank8.91%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.05%0.44%
Russian90.18%, see rank0.65%0.92%
Scotch-Irish250.51%, see rank0.43%0.99%
Scottish561.14%, see rank1.07%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.47%0.95%
Swedish551.12%, see rank2.56%1.27%
Swiss791.61%, see rank1.03%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American1342.74%, see rank3.75%7.12%
Welsh1523.11%, see rank0.48%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,350 (48.01%, see rank)
Females: 2,545 (51.99%, see rank)

West Salem, WI
Male: 48.01%
Female: 51.99%
Male: 49.65%
Female: 50.35%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
West Salem, WI
37.10 years old
38.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
West Salem, WI
33.90 years old
37.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
West Salem, WI
39.10 years old
40.00 years old
38.80 years old

 West Salem, WI% of the Total PopulationWisconsinU.S.
Under 5 years4499.17%, see rank6.07%6.36%
5 to 9 years52110.64%, see rank6.39%6.51%
10 to 14 years2946.01%, see rank6.55%6.59%
15 to 19 years1923.92%, see rank6.85%6.85%
20 to 24 years1613.29%, see rank6.87%7.13%
25 to 34 years67413.77%, see rank12.72%13.47%
35 to 44 years64113.09%, see rank12.29%12.96%
45 to 54 years55611.36%, see rank14.81%14.09%
55 to 64 years55511.34%, see rank13.05%12.29%
65 to 74 years3697.54%, see rank7.68%7.64%
75 to 84 2394.88%, see rank4.57%4.25%
85 years and over2444.98%, see rank2.14%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 West Salem, WIWisconsinU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population3,278, 100%3,850,995209,056,129
Less Than High School225, 6.86%, see rank9.25%13.67%
High School Graduate1,072, 32.70%, see rank32.38%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,051, 32.06%, see rank30.95%29.09%
Bachelor Degree732, 22.33%, see rank18.10%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree198, 6.04%, see rank9.32%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.68, see rank13.6313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 West Salem, WI WisconsinU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten25795.33%4.67%75.18%24.82%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)62593.44%, see rank6.56%, see rank85.33%14.67%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)16590.30%, see rank9.70%, see rank91.09%8.91%90.60%9.40%
College13389.47%, see rank10.53%, see rank80.45%19.55%78.37%21.63%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 West Salem, WIWisconsinU.S.
Total Households1,860, 100%2,293,250116,211,092
Average Household Size2.52, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households469, 25.22%, see rank28.96%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,391, 74.78%, see rank71.04%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,259, 67.69%, see rank64.07%66.22%
Average Family Size3.11, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family973, 52.31%, see rank49.59%48.42%
Nonfamily Households601, 32.31%, see rank35.93%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 West Salem, WI%WisconsinU.S.
15 Years and Over Total3,631see rank4,636,393252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,774100%, see rank2,285,427123,281,364
Never Married47927.00%, see rank34.29%35.77%
Married1,07260.43%, see rank53.21%52.04%
Widowed522.93%, see rank2.53%2.57%
Divorced1719.64%, see rank9.97%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,857100%, see rank2,350,966129,692,771
Never Married30016.16%, see rank28.27%29.48%
Married1,00854.28%, see rank51.35%49.19%
Widowed35419.06%, see rank8.95%9.16%
Divorced19510.50%, see rank11.43%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 West Salem, WI%WisconsinU.S.
Native4,85099.08%, see rank95.31%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence4,05882.90%, see rank71.62%58.73%
Born in Different State77315.79%, see rank22.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
190.39%, see rank0.76%1.42%
Foreign Born450.92%, see rank4.69%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship380.78%, see rank2.00%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship70.14%, see rank2.69%7.09%
Born In Europe240.49%, see rank0.85%1.53%
Born In Asia210.43%, see rank1.58%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.17%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank1.95%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 West Salem, WI%WisconsinU.S.
English1,77895.59%, see rank90.83%79.39%
Spanish673.60%, see rank4.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank2.77%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages80.43%, see rank1.45%3.36%
Other70.38%, see rank0.39%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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