Salem, AL 36874 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36874: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, AL 36874

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.537, Longitude -85.22
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 36874 has segments in 2 Counties (Lee, Russell).

  • Businesses Addresses: 59
  • PO Box Addresses: 149
  • Residential Addresses: 3,568
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,568

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Salem, AL 36874 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,771
Daytime Population: Workers 544
Daytime Population: Residents 5,050
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,594
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 8,765
Population in Familes 7,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $50,761
Average Household Income $62,252
Per Capita Income $23,585


Total Housing Units 3,862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,710 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 611 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 541 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $157,966
Average Home Value $222,795


Total Households 3,321
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,454
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.34% 1.66%
Households 1.32% 1.63%
Families 1.12% 1.5%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Salem, AL 36874 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36874 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 197 68th
Population Density # 302 51st
Diversity Index # 271 56th
Median Household Income # 136 78th
Per Capita Income # 191 69th

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