The City of Salem had a population of 5,271 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 39.5682 and longitude -75.4725 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Fenwick's Colony, Ferkens Creek, New Salem, Oijtsessing, Salam, Salam Town, Salem Town, Watcessi.
|Daytime Population: Workers||2,227|
|Daytime Population: Residents||3,493|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||5,720|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.09|
|Population in Households||5,213|
|Population in Familes||3,951|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||58|
|Median Household Income||$25,419|
|Average Household Income||$46,709|
|Per Capita Income||$19,934|
|Total Housing Units||2,695 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||705 (26.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,498 (55.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||492 (18.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$114,767|
|Average Home Value||$126,667|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.01%|
|Per Capita Income||2.24%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 250||54th|
|Population Density||# 304||44th|
|Diversity Index||# 149||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 544||0th|
|Per Capita Income||# 525||4th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.