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The City of Salem had a population of 5,276 as of July 1, 2022.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 39.5718 and longitude -75.4671 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.
The City of Salem has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Fenwick's Colony, Ferkens Creek, New Salem, Oijtsessing, Salam, Salam Town, Salem Town, Watcessi.
|Total Population||5,276 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,259 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||3,968 (75.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||17 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$28,239|
|Average Household Income||$54,331|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||18%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,428|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,484 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||724 (29.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,356 (54.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||404 (16.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$94,961|
|Average Home Value||$121,616|
|Housing Affordability Index3||84|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.01%|
|Per Capita Income||4.45%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.30%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 701 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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.
|Total Population||# 280||60th|
|Population Density||# 337||52nd|
|Median Household Income||# 696||1st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 150||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 685||2nd|
|Diversity Index||# 203||71st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.