|City of Salem, Virginia|
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
|- Mayor||Howard Packett|
|- Total||14. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Howard C Packett is a former mayor of Salem Virginia. Packett was elected to his final term on the City council in May 2004 and served that term until 2008 Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 6 sq mi (37. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8138 km²)|
|- Land||14. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 sq mi (37. 8 km²)|
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|Elevation||1,075 ft (358. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit 14 m)|
|- Density||1,695. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0/sq mi (655. 0/km²)|
|U. S. Census 2000|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1498533|
Salem is an independent city in Virginia, USA, bordered by the city of Roanoke to the east but otherwise adjacent to Roanoke County. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout An independent city is a City that does not form part of another general-purpose Local government entity The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For the metropolitan area see Roanoke Metropolitan Area. Roanoke is an Independent city located in the Roanoke Metropolitan Area in Roanoke County is a county located in the US state of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 24,747 at the 2000 census. While Salem is politically separate from Roanoke County, the Roanoke County courthouse is located there ; historically, Salem was the county seat of Roanoke County, however the executive government offices for the County are now located in an unincorporated section of the County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Salem and Roanoke County still share jail facilities but are otherwise politically separate. Residents of Salem do not pay taxes to Roanoke County. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Salem with Roanoke County for statistical purposes. The Bureau of Economic Analysis ( BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides important economic statistics including the
Roanoke College is located in the city. Roanoke College is an independent private, Coeducational, four-year Liberal-arts College affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran The NCAA Division III football championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, is played there annually. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies The NCAA Division III National Football Championship began in 1973. Salem is also the home to a minor league baseball team, the Salem Avalanche. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Salem Avalanche are a Minor league baseball team in Salem Virginia, USA, an independent city adjacent to Roanoke Virginia.
Europeans first explored the area of Salem in the 1670s. Fort Lewis, named for General Andrew Lewis of what is now Roanoke County was constructed to the west of the town in 1752. Andrew Lewis ( October 9, 1720 &ndash September 26, 1781) was an American pioneer surveyor and soldier from Virginia Roanoke County is a county located in the US state of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Andrew Lewis Middle School, in Salem,was named after General Andrew Lewis. The town grew up as a small settlement serving travelers on the Great Road (the path of which was largely followed by US-11 and later Interstate 81) and was officially founded in 1802, though it received its charter in 1806. US Route 11 is a north-south United States highway extending 1645 mile Interstate 81 (abbreviated I-81) is an Interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. It is not known with certainty why the town was named Salem; however, the most widely accepted explanation is that Salem was named to honor William Bryan, a prominent citizen, who had moved from Salem, New Jersey. Salem is a City in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 5857 Salem was attacked twice during the American Civil War, but its Salem Flying Artillery was said to have fired the last Confederate shot at Appomattox Court House prior to the surrender of Robert E. Lee. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Appomattox Court House is a village located three miles (5 km east of Appomattox, Virginia, USA (25 miles east of Lynchburg Virginia, in the Robert Edward Lee (January 19 1807 &ndash October 12 1870 was a career United States Army officer, an Engineer, and among the most celebrated Also, one of the city’s four elementary schools is named G. W. Carver. During segregation, this school served as the high school for African Americans in Salem.
Salem annexed South Salem in 1953 and an eastern tract in 1960, giving it a population of 16,058 and thus making it Virginia's largest town at that time. Salem officially became a city on December 31, 1967. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Salem became a city to avoid the possibility of annexation into the city of Roanoke.
In education, Salem has been the home of two colleges. In 1847, the Virginia Institute, a boy's preparatory school, moved to Salem from Staunton. Staunton ( is an Independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. The institute received a college charter in 1842 and was renamed Roanoke College in honor of the Roanoke Valley. Roanoke College is an independent private, Coeducational, four-year Liberal-arts College affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran The Roanoke Valley in Southwest Virginia is an area adjacent to and including the Roanoke River between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the The college is located in central Salem one block north of Main Street. Roanoke Women's College, later named Elizabeth College, operated between 1912 and 1922; the college burned in late 1921 and did not reopen. Elizabeth College was a private Lutheran women's college in Charlotte, North Carolina and Salem, Virginia that Both colleges are/were Lutheran affiliated; the former Elizabeth College campus is now the site of residence halls and athletic fields belonging to Roanoke College. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago Illinois.
At present, Salem has a certain amount of regard in the athletic community. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III Football Championship game is held at Salem Football Stadium. The NCAA Division III National Football Championship began in 1973. Salem Stadium is a Stadium in Salem Virginia. It is primarily used for American football and hosts the home football games of the Salem High School Salem's success in holding that event led the NCAA to also move the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship and the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship to the Salem Civic Center and the Women's NCAA Division III Softball Championship to Moyer Field. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The NCAA holds an annual tournament to determine the Division III Men's Basketball Championship. The Salem Civic Center is a 6820-seat multi-purpose Arena in Salem Virginia. In August of 2007, the Salem Football Stadium also hosted the Southwestern Virginia Educational Classic. This game is played annually in the Roanoke Valley and consists of two football teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The city hosts several other statewide, regional, and national sporting events at its facilities. These events are attracted by the city's hospitality, modern facilities and overall support. Salem High School, is also known for its athletic programs, particularly the football team which has won six state championships since 1996. Salem High School is a public High school in Salem Virginia. It is the sole high school for the City of Salem public school system
Salem is located at .(37. 286895, -80. 055836)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 6 square miles (37. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
As of the census of 2000, there were 24,747 people, 9,954 households, and 6,539 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,696. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4 people per square mile (654. 9/km²). There were 10,403 housing units at an average density of 713. 1/sq mi (275. 3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91. 88% White, 5. 88% African American, 0. 13% Native American, 0. 97% Asian, 0. 02% Pacific Islander, 0. 25% from other races, and 0. 86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 83% of the population.
There were 9,954 households out of which 28. 2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50. 9% were married couples living together, 11. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34. 3% were non-families. 29. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 32 and the average family size was 2. 84.
The age distribution is 20. 9% under the age of 18, 11. 7% from 18 to 24, 26. 7% from 25 to 44, 24. 0% from 45 to 64, and 16. 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,997, and the median income for a family was $47,174. Males had a median income of $32,472 versus $23,193 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,091. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 4. 3% of families and 6. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 8. 1% of those age 65 or over.