Salem, NJ 08079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, NJ 08079

Acceptable Alternative
Mannington, NJ 08079

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mannington Township, NJ 08079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 307
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,333
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 154
  • County: Salem County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.549, Longitude -75.452
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Salem, NJ 08079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,203
Population in Households 10,915
Population in Familes 8,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 288
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 4,537
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,955
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,601 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,936 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 722 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $166,680
Average Home Value $199,721


Median Household Income $45,254
Average Household Income $61,691
Per Capita Income $25,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.1%
Households 0.12% -0.1%
Families 0.07% -0.13%
Median Household Income   -1.63%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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, NJ 08079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08079 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 281 52nd
Population Density1 # 554 5th
Diversity Index2 # 182 69th
Median Household Income # 526 9th
Per Capita Income # 494 15th

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