Statewide Claims to Fame

Salem is 2nd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Salem is 4th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Female residents

Salem is 4th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Salem is 9th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 5,165 189th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 2.3 169th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,196.3 197th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 8.5% 9th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 28.2% 27th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.5% 161st 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 74.1% 238th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 8.8% 252nd 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 31.2% 246th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 62.1% 2nd 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 51st 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.4% 255th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 152nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.0% 34th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.7% 170th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 29.4% 232nd 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 55.3% 4th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.1% 227th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 2,633 211th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.4% 81st 35.9% 25.9%
Households 2,106 236th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 39.0% 233rd 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $128,800 251st $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.5 197th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $19,346 243rd $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $24,083 256th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.4% 4th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Salem Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 306 182nd 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $33,969 167th $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,993 132nd $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $8,718 136th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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