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The City of Salem had a population of 4,934 as of July 1, 2020.
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 (GNIS ID: 885385) 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||4,934 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,876 (98.8%)|
|Population in Families||3,685 (74.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||58 ( 1.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$25,665|
|Average Household Income||$46,458|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$19,622|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,611 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||701 (26.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,380 (52.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||530 (20.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$93,117|
|Average Home Value||$119,330|
|Housing Affordability Index3||89|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.83%|
|Per Capita Income||2.73%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.37%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 261||52nd|
|Population Density||# 321||41st|
|Median Household Income||# 545||0th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 103||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 530||3rd|
|Diversity Index||# 155||72nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.