The City of Salem had a population of 5,098 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Fenwick's Colony, Ferkens Creek, New Salem, Oijtsessing, Salam, Salam Town, Salem Town, Watcessi.
|Population in Households||5,040|
|Population in Familes||3,841|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||58|
|Median Household Income||$26,219|
|Average Household Income||$49,697|
|Per Capita Income||$21,162|
|Total Housing Units||2,633 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||698 (26.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,429 (54.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||506 (19.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$122,500|
|Average Home Value||$133,453|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.65%|
|Per Capita Income||2.93%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 253||54th|
|Population Density||# 314||43rd|
|Diversity Index||# 153||72nd|
|Median Household Income||# 543||1st|
|Per Capita Income||# 524||4th|
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