Municipality Šalovci, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 58 km2; this ranks it 121st among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2019 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2019 about 1,380 people (about 700 men and 690 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šalovci 197th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 24 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 103 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 -5.1 (in Slovenia -0.6). 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 -3.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8.7 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Šalovci was 48.4 years, which was higher than the national average (43.4).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šalovci the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 291 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 133. 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 municipalities except in two (Jezersko and Loški Potok) 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 37 children or 82% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2019/20 elementary schools in Šalovci were attended by about 60 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 40 pupils. There were 23 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 37 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 54% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).
In Šalovci, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 12% lower.
Among 100 inhabitants in the municipality, 56 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.
In 2019, 178 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šalovci, which is 181 kg less than on average in Slovenia.