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The East Salem CDP(1) had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for East Salem is located at latitude 40.609 and longitude -77.238 in Juniata County. The formal boundaries for the East Salem Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Juniata County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The East Salem Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Salem Census Designated Place is located within Township of Delaware, a minor civil division (MCD) of Juniata County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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East Salem, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 196 (100%)
Population in Households 196 (100.0%)
Population in Families 168 (85.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 732
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $52,092
Average Household Income $64,081
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,270
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $154,688
Average Home Value $180,556
Housing Affordability Index3 217


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.47% 0.2%
Households 0.58% 0.25%
Families 0.82% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

East Salem, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Salem to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1624 8th
Population Density # 1212 31st
Median Household Income # 1154 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 1149 65th
Per Capita Income # 1353 23rd
Diversity Index # 1073 39th

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