|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Salem is 5,297. Salem, New Jersey is the 4,643rd largest city in the US.
Salem is located entirely in Salem County.
The peak population of Salem was in 1990, when its population was 6,862. In 1990, Salem was the 3,291st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,643rd largest city in the US. Salem is currently 22.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Salem has shrunk 9.2% since the year 2000. Salem, New Jersey's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Salem has a population density of 2,196.3 people per square mile.
|4638||Weldon Spring, Missouri||5,304||-0.2%|
|4641||Malone, New York||5,300||-12.5%|
|4642||Lake City, Minnesota||5,297||4.4%|
|4643||Salem, New Jersey||5,297||-9.2%|
|4645||Central, South Carolina||5,296||44.1%|
The total voting age population of Salem, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,208. The voting age population is 43.0% male and 57.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.5% of the residents of Salem are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Salem are 60.3% Black, 31.9% White, 7.2% Two or more races, 0.3% Asian and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 12.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Salem, 42.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 58.5%. On a per-household basis, 38.1% of families are below the poverty line in Salem.
Among those aged 16 and older, 49.7% of Salem residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.5% of Salem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 7.2% have a bachelor's degree and 2.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Salem residents aged 5 and older, 7.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Salem is 14.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Salem, 12.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Salem is $24,926.
In Salem, 34.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 65.9% of housing units in Salem.
Of all the housing units in Salem, 35.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Salem, 4.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Salem is $869.
In Salem, 68.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.