DCCA Logo

SALEM, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MARION         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 7,813 7,470 7,909 7,485 7,485 Avg. Winter Temp 31.00 F -0.56 C County 43,523 41,561 41,691 39,437 39,437 Avg. Summer Temp 75.30 F 24.06 C Labor 0 0 21,093 18,341 17,724 Avg. Annual Rainfall 40.90 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 16.00 In 40.64 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2002       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 4     in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            4          0         37
    Police Department           14          0          7
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   2
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 113
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    3 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   5 MI    8 KM
 
                 Banks   5  Assets $    179,077,233
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    2      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
US SONET LLC HAS VOICE/VIDEO/DATA SERVICES 
AVAILABLE.  COMPANY'S LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS 
DESIGNED W/3 INDEPENDENT FIBER RINGS OFFERING 
OPTICAL OR TDM (TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING) 
SERVICE CONNECTS TO ANYWHERE W/IN CORP. LIMITS OF 
SALEM.  US SONET OFFERS TRADITIONAL & IP TELEPHONY
 SERV., HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, NETWORK SECURITY, LAN
 & WAN DSIGN/INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE SERVICES & 
OFF-SITE DATA STORAGE.  SALEM IS ALSO CORPORATE 
OFFICE FOR US SONET & LIGHTSPEED TELECOM, HOUSING 
CUSTOMER SUPPORT, TECHNICAL SUPP., TECHNICIANS, 
ENGINEERS, & MANAGEMENT.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   3
               Local Carriers   3
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   3

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    75 MI120 KM
       Commercial Airlines   10   Flights per day 1039

    Nearest Public Airport SALEM-LECKRONE AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  4,100 FT   1,230 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    75 MI   32 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           505       808       2         1
Chicago           251       402       1         1
Cleveland         494       790       4         1
Dallas            700     1,120       4         2
Denver            952     1,523       4         2
Detroit           461       738       4         1
Kansas City       323       517       1         1
Los Angeles     1,887     3,019       5         3
Memphis           285       456       1         1
Minneapolis       648     1,037       3         1
New Orleans       669     1,070       2         1
New York          891     1,426       5         2
St. Louis          71       114       2         1
Seattle         2,238     3,581       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CSX TRANSPORTATION         DAILY       
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    80 MI  128 KM
Container Service NO    80 MI  128 KM

Remarks
PLANS ARE IN PROGRESS TO INCREASE RUNWAYS AT 
SALEM-LECKRONE AIRPORT FROM 4,100 FEET TO 5,000 
FEET.  OUR LOCATION ON US RT. 50 & I-57, AND BEING
 LESS THAN 40 MINUTES FROM I-70, I-24, I-44, I-55 
AND I-64 ALLOWS US QUICK ACCESS TO ANYWHERE IN THE
 MIDWEST.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RESERVOIR      

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000
            Treatment Capacity        3,700,000          14,060,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,400,000           5,320,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,800,000           6,840,000
               Excess Capacity        1,900,000           7,220,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process OXIDATION DITCHES   
            Treatment Capacity        7,023,000          26,687,400
                  Present Load        1,500,000           5,700,000
               Excess Capacity        2,100,000           7,980,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier MUNICIPAL                
       Electric Supplier SEE REMARKS              
Local Telephone Supplier SBC & US SONET, Charter Comm, AT&T                
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers SBC USSONET CHARTER AT&T 

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: CITY RESERVOIR & CARLYLE LAKE.  
ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: AMEREN ILLINOIS & TRI-COUNTY 
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     25
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    13
            Dentists in Community     8
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
FOUR CLINICS.  THREE PRIVATE HOSPITALS WITHIN A 20
 MILE RADIUS, TOTAL BEDS 512, AND 120 DOCTORS.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        48         585
Junior High               3        50         668
High School               1        58         862
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1       235      11,092
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.0

Remarks
LOCAL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL & KASKASKIA COMMUNITY 
COLLEGE IS 14 MILES AWAY.  SEVERAL 4 YEAR 
COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND TRADE SCHOOLS WITHIN 
75 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
NORTH AMERICAN             AUTO LIGHTING/ASSEMB      750  NONE             1987
LIGHTING, INC.           
HENDERSON TRUCKING         OTR SERVICE               550  NONE             1978
                         
PARKVIEW MANUFACTURING,    SPORTING GOODS EQUIP      125  NONE             1995
INC/SCHUTT SPORTS GROUP  
RADIAC ABRASIVE            GRINDING WHEELS           240  IUOE             1967
                         
COUNTY MATERIALS           CONCRETE PRODUCTS         100  TCWH 50 & 1197   1940
                         
CON-WAY CENTRAL EXPRESS    FREIGHT SERVICE           128  NONE             2000
                         
AMERICANA BUILDING         HOME IMPROVEMENT PRO       75  NONE             1998
PRODUCTS                 
MERTZ VAULT                                           20                      0
                         
BETTENDORF STANDFORD       BAKERY EQUIPMENT           50  NONE             1965
                         
JARCO                      TRUCK MODIFICATIONS        30  NONE             1966
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MARION COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    17,724
             Unemployed   1,936
             Percentage  10.90%
         Total Employed    15,788
          Manufacturing  27.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  56.30%
            Agriculture  16.30%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Region 7 SE    

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.45  $ 31.89   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 11.09  $ 20.03
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.94  $ 14.08   Office Clerk             $  8.64  $ 12.16
Assembler-Production     $  9.29  $ 17.25   Secretary                $ 10.14  $ 14.73
Computer Operator        $ 13.15  $ 18.12   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.01  $ 16.61
Computer Programmer      $ 17.17  $ 32.97   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.90  $ 15.70
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.44  $ 16.67   Systems Analyst          $ 18.91  $ 36.85
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.69  $ 15.29   Technician               $ 13.67  $ 26.34
Engineer                 $ 24.58  $ 36.09   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.15  $ 25.00
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.95  $ 15.09   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.80  $ 17.66
Laborer                  $ 10.91  $ 19.71   Welder                   $ 11.27  $ 17.26
Machinist                $ 11.73  $ 17.69   Word Processor           $ 10.14  $ 14.73

Remarks
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYERS: USF HOLLAND - LTL FREIGHT 
SERVICE - TEAMSTERS - 90 EMP.  WAGE RATES 2011 
FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches  30
                 Number of Rooms     243          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      25          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     700              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   3
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River SALEM LAKE                                        

Remarks
STATE PARK 12 MILES; CARLYLE LAKE 18 MI., 2 
LAKE/RECREATION AREAS 25 MI., REND LAKE 30 MI., 
ST. LOUIS AREA 70 MILES.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.50%
    City  1.3553%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0777%          2010       2009              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.1702%         8.4961%    8.6722%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.3570%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.9403%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
NATURAL GAS 2.4% OF THERMS OR 5% OF TOTAL SALES 
WHICH EVER IS CHEAPER.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jeanne Gustafson                     Bill Gruen                         
Econ Dev Director                    City Manager             
City of Salem                        City of Salem                      
101 S. Broadway                      101 S. Broadway                    
Salem, IL  628811699                 Salem, IL  628811699
Phone (618) 548-7021                 Phone (618) 548-7021
  Fax (618) 548-1634                   Fax (618) 548-1634

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62881           Rep Dist           109                          
                            Senate Dist        55                           
                            Congressional Dist 20               


Remarks
Website:  www.salemil.us
City E-Mail: ctymgr@salemil.us.

Last updated 04/24/2013
Copyright © 2013 by Department of Commerce and Community Affairs


Community Profiles DCCA Home Page