Salem Indiana Community Profile

Population (2011 Data Estimations from U.S Census Dept.)

Salem - 6,295
Washington County - 28,147

Labor Employment (Indiana Workforce Dev. Statistic - 2011)

 Manufacturing Employment in Washington County - 2,852

Major Employers

GKN Sinter Metals
Flexcel (Division of Kimball Office)
Peerless Gears
Blue River Wood Products (Division of American Stave Co.)
St. Vincent Salem Hospital
Blue River Services
Hoosier Precast
Jean's Extrusions 


State Highways - 56, 60, 135 and 160
Truck Carriers - Four truck lines serving Salem Area
Airports - Salem Municipal Airport (3300ft runway) , Commercial Air Services at Louisville International Airport
Barge - The Port of Indiana at Jeffersonville provides Barge Service on the Ohio River. (25 Miles Away)  

Utilities & Services

Electric - Duke Energy, Jackson County REMC, Orange County REMC
Natural Gas - Midwest Natural Gas Corporation
Water - Municipal Service from two impounding reservoirs (3.8MGD capacity)
Telecommunications - Frontier, Blue River Networking, DirectTV/Internet Service

Vocational Colleges/Schools

Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
Charles Allen Prosser Vocational School - New Albany


Indiana University - Southeast - New Albany
Purdue University - New Albany
Hanover College - Hanover
University of Louisville

Educational Facilities

East Washington School Corporation
West Washington School Corporation
Salem Community Schools

Medical Facilities

St. Vincent Salem Hospital
Salem Crossing
Meadow View Health Care Center


Aspen Meadows Apartments
Sycamore Hills Apartments
Maple Leaf Apartments


Payable in 2010, subject to a Property Tax Replacement Credit
$3.33 per $100 in Salem
$1.94 per $100 in County

Local property taxes are assessed on market value
State uses 7% tax rate on all retail sale items (food items are exempt)
Washington County has three dedicated TIF districts
Washington County has no inventory taxes
Washington County has an EDIT rate of .50% and a CAGIT rate of 1.00%