Latest Data (2016)
Population 43,132
Nationwide Rank 872

Quick Facts

Salem, Massachusetts is the 872nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Salem, Massachusetts is a city.

Salem, Massachusetts is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Salem had its largest population ever.

Salem, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 58% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Salem, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
862 Oro Valley, Arizona 43,781 33.6%
863 Lompoc, California 43,712 6.0%
864 North Lauderdale, Florida 43,699 13.2%
865 Rockwall, Texas 43,586 131.4%
866 Altamonte Springs, Florida 43,492 5.3%
867 Marana, Arizona 43,474 202.3%
868 Freeport, New York 43,279 -1.1%
869 Sierra Vista, Arizona 43,208 14.2%
870 DeKalb, Illinois 43,194 10.2%
871 Prescott Valley, Arizona 43,132 76.6%
872 Salem, Massachusetts 43,132 6.6%
873 Urbandale, Iowa 43,018 45.8%
874 Jefferson City, Missouri 43,013 6.0%
875 San Bruno, California 42,957 6.9%
876 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 42,951 1.6%
877 Plainfield, Illinois 42,933 212.3%
878 Concord, New Hampshire 42,904 5.3%
879 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 42,846 -6.2%
880 Riverton, Utah 42,838 69.2%
881 Bell Gardens, California 42,806 -2.9%
882 Peachtree Corners, Georgia 42,773

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
415 Somerville 81,322 4.9%
425 Lawrence 80,209 11.1%
579 Waltham 63,002 6.3%
581 Haverhill 62,873 6.3%
605 Malden 60,840 8.0%
655 Medford 57,213 2.7%
659 Taunton 56,843 1.2%
669 Chicopee 55,991 2.2%
670 Weymouth Town 55,972
713 Revere 53,157 12.1%
725 Peabody 52,491 8.5%
758 Methuen 49,917 13.5%
827 Everett 46,340 21.0%
850 Attleboro 44,434 5.9%
854 Barnstable Town 44,254 -7.9%
872 Salem 43,132 6.6%
879 Pittsfield 42,846 -6.2%
907 Leominster 41,663 0.4%
910 Westfield 41,552 3.6%
915 Beverly 41,365 3.8%
935 Fitchburg 40,414 3.5%
939 Holyoke 40,280 0.9%
956 Chelsea 39,699 13.0%
957 Marlborough 39,697 8.4%
963 Woburn 39,452 5.4%
1027 Braintree Town 37,297
1086 Watertown Town 35,025
1147 Franklin Town 33,150
1264 Gloucester 29,798 -1.8%
1303 Agawam Town 28,718
1313 West Springfield Town 28,529
1317 Northampton 28,483 -1.6%
1341 Melrose 27,928 2.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 43,132 872
2015 42,869 876
2014 42,824 866
2013 42,544 866
2012 42,219 866
2011 42,047 863
2010 41,340 867
2009 41,361 851
2008 41,437 846
2007 41,421 831
2006 41,671 807
2005 41,840 801
2004 41,630 796
2003 41,406 796
2002 41,588 784
2001 40,688 793
2000 40,450 791
1990 38,129 721
1890 30,801 100
1880 27,563 72
1870 24,117 54
1860 22,252 42
1850 20,264 34
1840 15,082 26