West Salem, Ohio

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West Salem is a village in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,501 at the 2000 census. West Salem is served by a branch of the Wayne County Public Library. The noted drag racing track Dragway 42 is located nearby.



West Salem is located at 40°58′18″N 82°6′35″W / 40.97167°N 82.10972°W / 40.97167; -82.10972 (40.971656, -82.109731)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,501 people, 573 households, and 389 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,453.1 people per square mile (562.7/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 600.2/sq mi (232.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 573 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the village the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

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