Salem County NJ Information


Salem County Subdivisions

Salem County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 65,326
Daytime Population: Workers 25,324
Daytime Population: Residents 34,972
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 60,296
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 64,069
Population in Familes 53,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,257
Population Density2 197
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $56,805
Average Household Income $75,663
Per Capita Income $29,527


Total Housing Units 27,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,052 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,818 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,547 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $188,538
Average Home Value $221,055


Total Households 24,870
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 17,239
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.36%
Households -0.23% -0.41%
Families -0.25% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


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, 2017 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 Density # 21 5th
Diversity Index # 14 38th
Median Household Income # 18 19th
Per Capita Income # 18 19th

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