Salem, VA

52% of Salem residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

Salem residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
50
Adults (20 - 64)
53
Seniors (65+)
52
By Income (%)
High Income
51
Middle Income
56
Low Income
59
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
69
Asian*
54
Black*
53
Hispanic
53
Pacific Islander*
40
White*
52
2 or More Races*
55
Other*
57
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
5% of Salem’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%