Latest Data (2017)
Population 43,415
Nationwide Rank 878

Quick Facts

Salem, Massachusetts is the 878th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Salem, Massachusetts is a city.

Salem, Massachusetts is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Salem had its largest population ever.

Salem, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 56% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Salem, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
868 North Miami Beach, Florida 44,124 5.7%
869 Bountiful, Utah 44,107 6.5%
870 Altoona, Pennsylvania 44,098 -10.7%
871 Plainfield, Illinois 43,926 219.5%
872 Lombard, Illinois 43,745 2.5%
873 Urbandale, Iowa 43,592 47.7%
874 Lompoc, California 43,542 5.6%
875 Winter Garden, Florida 43,536 180.0%
876 Freeport, New York 43,508 -0.6%
877 Kyle, Texas 43,480 626.1%
878 Salem, Massachusetts 43,415 7.3%
879 Riverton, Utah 43,344 71.2%
880 San Bruno, California 43,299 7.8%
881 Peachtree Corners, Georgia 43,268
882 DeKalb, Illinois 43,193 10.1%
883 Moorhead, Minnesota 43,122 32.8%
884 Linden, New Jersey 43,056 9.1%
885 Concord, New Hampshire 43,019 5.5%
886 Pine Bluff, Arkansas 42,984 -21.9%
887 Sierra Vista, Arizona 42,912 13.4%
888 Jefferson City, Missouri 42,895 5.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
417 Somerville 81,360 4.9%
428 Lawrence 80,162 11.0%
580 Haverhill 63,639 7.6%
594 Waltham 62,442 5.4%
607 Malden 61,246 8.7%
654 Medford 57,797 3.8%
660 Taunton 57,139 1.8%
667 Weymouth Town 56,664
682 Chicopee 55,515 1.4%
712 Revere 53,993 13.9%
729 Peabody 52,987 9.5%
762 Methuen 50,259 14.3%
836 Everett 46,324 20.9%
855 Attleboro 44,590 6.2%
866 Barnstable Town 44,163 -8.0%
878 Salem 43,415 7.3%
899 Pittsfield 42,591 -6.8%
912 Beverly 41,816 4.9%
915 Westfield 41,700 4.0%
917 Leominster 41,615 0.3%
935 Fitchburg 40,793 4.5%
948 Holyoke 40,341 1.1%
954 Chelsea 40,227 14.5%
960 Marlborough 39,873 8.9%
966 Woburn 39,701 6.0%
1035 Braintree Town 37,156
1079 Watertown Town 35,756
1160 Franklin Town 32,996
1261 Gloucester 30,172 -0.6%
1310 Agawam Town 28,849
1316 West Springfield Town 28,704
1321 Northampton 28,593 -1.3%
1329 Melrose 28,367 4.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 43,415 878
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