Salem, NJ 08079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, NJ 08079

Acceptable Alternative
Mannington, NJ 08079

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mannington Township, NJ 08079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Salem County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.549, Longitude -75.452
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 316
  • PO Box Addresses: 174
  • Residential Addresses: 4,438
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 154
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,284

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Salem, NJ 08079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,124
Daytime Population: Workers 5,078
Daytime Population: Residents 6,681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 10,844
Population in Familes 8,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density2 109
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $45,404
Average Household Income $62,799
Per Capita Income $26,250


Total Housing Units 5,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,541 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,942 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 721 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $169,665
Average Home Value $206,789


Total Households 4,483
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,918
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 0.1% -0.19%
Households 0.04% -0.25%
Families 0.0% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Salem, NJ 08079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08079 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 286 51st
Population Density # 553 5th
Diversity Index # 185 68th
Median Household Income # 524 10th
Per Capita Income # 491 15th

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