25.5 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Salem, West Virginia


25.5 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Salem, West Virginia in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 1.3 percent lower than the state average of 26.8 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 1,625.

85.1 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Salem, West Virginia residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Salem, West Virginia for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
131
14.9
Regular high school diploma
252
28.7
GED or alternative credential
71
8.1
Some college less than 1 year
56
6.4
Some college 1 or more years no degree
145
16.5
Associate's degree
43
4.9
Bachelor's degree
113
12.9
Master's degree
64
7.3
Professional school degree
4
0.5
Doctorate degree
0
0
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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