Municipality Šalovci, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 58 km2; this ranks it 120th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 1,550 people (about 750 men and 800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šalovci 191st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 27 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8.8 (in Slovenia 1.8). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -5.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -14.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Šalovci was 45.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šalovci the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 210 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Šalovci is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Šalovci – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Šalovci had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 19 children or 51% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Šalovci were attended by about 80 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 60 pupils. There were 34 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 52 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 51% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 59%.

The registered unemployment rate was 19.0%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šalovci, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 9% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 5% lower.

Every 13th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 22nd person received at least one financial social assistance.

In 2010, there were 510 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 46% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 76 m2.

Every other person in Šalovci had a car (44 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 160 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šalovci, which is 229 kg less than on average in Slovenia.