Salem, KY 42078 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42078: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, KY 42078

Acceptable Alternative
Lola, KY 42078

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Livingston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.243, Longitude -88.281
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42078 has segments in 2 Counties (Crittenden, Livingston).

  • Businesses Addresses: 62
  • PO Box Addresses: 127
  • Residential Addresses: 725
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 725

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Salem, KY 42078 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,931
Daytime Population: Workers 537
Daytime Population: Residents 1,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,722
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,862
Population in Familes 1,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $35,667
Average Household Income $49,360
Per Capita Income $21,705


Total Housing Units 1,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $77,358
Average Home Value $97,316


Total Households 828
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% -0.06%
Households 0.37% -0.02%
Families 0.18% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Salem, KY 42078 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42078 to the other 756 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 354 53rd
Population Density # 676 11th
Diversity Index # 415 45th
Median Household Income # 477 37th
Per Capita Income # 297 61st

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