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West Salem, Ohio
The noted drag racing track Dragway 42 is located nearby.
West Salem is located at 40°58'18" North, 82°6'35" West (40.971656, -82.109731).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,501 people, 573 households, and 389 families residing in the village. The population density is 562.7/km² (1,453.1/mi²). There are 620 housing units at an average density of 232.4/km² (600.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.34% White, 0.13% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 573 households out of which 39.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.19.
In the village the population is spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $36,563, and the median income for a family is $41,250. Males have a median income of $31,393 versus $20,947 for females. The per capita income for the village is $14,309. 7.9% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.2% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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