Salem, WV Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 861 housing units in Salem. This represents a 1.2% growth from 851 in 1990.

Of those housing units, none were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 861 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Salem is about 54.1%. Salem's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 14.2%. Average household size is 2.21 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Salem were built after 1945.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.90%
One Bedroom15.70%
Two Bedrooms36.50%
Three Bedrooms32.80%
Four Bedrooms12.20%
Five Bedrooms or more2%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.37
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$43,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$26,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.04
Median year structure was built1960
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$282

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage2%
Home Equity Loan1.70%
Simple Mortgage43.80%
Debt Free52.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.7%