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Salem Utah
Salem is a small, rural, farming community of nearly 5 square miles located in the south portion of Utah county between Spanish Fork and Payson and is approximately 60 miles south of Salt Lake City. Known as “Summer Spring” by the Indians, and “Pond Town” by early settlers, Salem, was finally named after the birthplace of Lyman Curtis to honor his contributions to the community. Salem residents cherish the wide open fields and country air.

Salem has been experiencing steady growth during the last decade, averaging a 6.7% annual rate of change. With a median age of 24.2 and an average household size of 3.99, Salem is hovering just over the county average in both areas.

Salem Utah MapOn the second Saturday of August each summer, Salem hosts Salem Days. This is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of this community to gather together to celebrate their own “City of Peace”. Salem is governed by a mayor and five city council members.

Throughout its history, the citizens of Salem have been hardworking, neighborly, and flexible, adapting to the changes time has required of them. Salem is a family oriented community and great place to raise kids.

Statistics & Facts

  • The population of Salem is approximately 4,866 (2002).
  • The approximate number of families is 589 (1990).
  • The amount of land area in Salem is 2.578 sq. kilometers.
  • The amount of surface water is 0.06 sq kilometers.
  • Salem is positioned 40.05 degrees north of the equator and 111.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Climate & Weather

  • The climate for Salem is Moderate.
  • There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
  • Salem average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year. Salem average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.