Salem, UTAH

General Information
Salem is a small, rural, farming community of nearly 5 square miles located in the south portion of Utah county between Spanish Fork and Payson. Its residents cherish the wide open fields and country air.

Salem has been experiencing steady growth during the last decade, averaging a 6.7% annual rate of change. With a median age of 24.2 and an average household size of 3.99, Salem is hovering just over the county average in both areas.

Origin of Salem’s Name
Originally called Pond Town because of a pond created when early settlers dammed a stream, the name was later changed by Lyman Curtis to “Salem” which means “City of Peace.”

Date of Incorporation: May 10, 1920

Did You Know?
The “Dream Mine” of John Hyrum Koyle is a well- known story of the town. Koyle dreamed of mining rich ore on Salem’s hillside. After selling shares in a venture, he dug a deep shaft. Unfortunately, he never found any ore.

Recreation   Crime  
Baseball Diamonds 6 Aggravated Assault 1
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 2 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 17
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 5 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 0
Soccer/Football Fields 1 Robbery 1
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 1    
 
       
Median Age: 24.2   Household Size: 3.99  

Largest Employer: Neways, Inc.: 280 employees

Population: 4,372

State Rank by Population: 71

Political Profile
Out of the 2,148 registered voters, 1,848 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

Sources: Utah County Elections, U.S. Census and, Utah County Elections office.. www.salem.ulct.org

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Salem is approximately 4,866 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 589 (1990).
The amount of land area in Salem is 2.578 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.06 sq kilometers.
Salem is positioned 40.05 degrees north of the equator and 111.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Salem is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Salem average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Salem average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

Government And Information

City Office – 30 W. 100 South, Salem, UT 84653
Phone: 801 423-2770
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mon – Fri

Salem, Utah Schools

Nebo School District
350 S. Main Street
Spanish Fork 84660
Phone: (801) 798-4000

Mt Loafer Elementary School

Address:
1025 S 250 W
Salem, UT
84653
Phone Number: (801) 423-2705

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Statistics for Mt Loafer Elementary School:

School District: Nebo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 05
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 751
Number of Teachers: 29.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 25.90
Male: 382
Female: 369
Native American: 3
Asian: 2
Black: 3
Hispanic: 14
White: 729
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 57
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 25
Migrant Students: 0

Salem Elementary School

Address:
140 W 100 S
Salem, UT
84653-9538
Phone Number: (801) 423-1182

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Statistics for Salem Elementary School:

School District: Nebo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 05
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 456
Number of Teachers: 21.30
Teacher to Student Percent: 21.40
Male: 236
Female: 220
Native American: 1
Asian: 2
Black: 5
Hispanic: 23
White: 425
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 73
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 31
Migrant Students: 8

Link to Salem City Website: http://www.ulct.org/salem/index.html

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