Salem County, New Jersey

Salem County: County in New Jersey, United States


Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,083 and a population density of 68 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 62,451 inhabitants. Its county seat is Salem. The county was created 330 years ago in 1693.

Salem County locator map
Location of Salem County on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Salem County

Population : 62,451 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
Different from : Salem
Area : 965 km2
Water as percent of area : 10.86%
Land as percent of area : 89.14%
Altitude : 62 feet / 19 meters
Capital : Salem
Establishment : January 01, 1694
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 22:37:12 (24th May 2024)
Density : 65 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.82% (2010-2020)
Salem NJ image
Salem NJ
Salem NJ image


Salem County is located at 39°34'36"N 75°21'28"W (39.5765800, -75.3579100). It has 3 neighbors: New Castle County, Cumberland County and Gloucester County.

Salem County map

The largest city of Salem County is Oakland with a population of 12,841. Other cities include, Milltown population 6,909, Penns Grove population 4,752, Salem population 4,713 and Woodstown population 3,440. See all Salem County cities & populated places.

Salem County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Salem County.

City Name Population Title
Oakland 12,841 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Pennsville 12,428 Census-designated place in New Jersey, United States
Carneys Point 7,692 Census designated place in New Jersey, USA
Milltown 6,909 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Penns Grove 4,752 Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Salem 4,713 City in Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Woodstown 3,440 Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Alloway 3,363 Village in South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Quinton 2,459 Township of New Jersey
Oldmans 1,791 Township in New Jersey
Elmer 1,312 Borough in Salem County, New Jersey

Salem County has 3 neighbours.

  • Salem


According to census records, the population of Salem County decreased by 5.82% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 66,083 - census
2011 65,875 -0.32% estimation process
2012 65,413 -0.71% estimation process
2013 64,786 -0.97% estimation process
2014 64,323 -0.72% estimation process
2015 63,732 -0.93% estimation process
2016 63,203 -0.84% estimation process
2017 62,883 -0.51% estimation process
2018 62,746 -0.22% estimation process
2019 62,385 -0.58% estimation process
2020 62,451 0.11% estimation process

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People born in Salem County (4)

People born in Salem County, including politician John Test, politician Matthias H. Nichols, David L. Hicks, .


  • Harwood Hall (American superintendent of off-reservation boarding schools) he was born in 27/03/1859

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