Salem County NJ Information


Salem County Subdivisions

Salem County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,401
Population in Households 64,144
Population in Familes 53,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,257
Population Density1 197
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 25,050
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 17,352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,262 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,788 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,630 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $185,156
Average Home Value $213,295


Median Household Income $56,459
Average Household Income $73,977
Per Capita Income $29,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.24%
Households -0.15% -0.23%
Families -0.19% -0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Salem County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 5th
Population Density1 # 21 5th
Diversity Index2 # 14 38th
Median Household Income # 17 24th
Per Capita Income # 18 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.