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: 112
  • Residential Addresses: 715
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 715

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 42078 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 42078 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Kentucky Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Kentucky Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Salem, KY 42078 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,734
Population in Households 1,665
Population in Familes 1,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $38,895
Average Household Income $51,065
Per Capita Income $22,452


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $80,023
Average Home Value $100,808


Total Households 742
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.58%
Households -0.45% -0.54%
Families -0.64% -0.66%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Salem, KY 42078 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42078 to the other 754 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 365 52nd
Population Density # 682 10th
Diversity Index # 381 49th
Median Household Income # 364 52nd
Per Capita Income # 303 60th

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