Salem Salem County, New Jersey

Salem: City in Salem County, New Jersey, USA

About

Salem is a city located in the county of Salem in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,146 and a population density of 1,828 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,713 inhabitants.

The city was created 346 years ago in 1675.

Salem Quick Facts

Population : 4,713 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Salem County
Postal code : 08079
Phone Area Codes : 856
Area : 2.82 km2
Named for : Shalom
Altitude : 10 feet / 3 meters
Capital city : Salem is capital of Salem County
Establishment : October 10, 1675 (346 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 12:24:24 (24th May 2022)
Density : 1,674 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.19% (2010-2020)
Salem locator map
Location of Salem on New Jersey map.
Salem Courthouse Mkt St image
Salem Courthouse Mkt St
Salem Courthouse Mkt St image

Geography

Salem is located at 39°34'18"N 75°28'2"W (39.5717800, -75.4671400).

Salem map

Salem has 1 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Salem decreased by 9.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,146 - census
2011 5,082 -1.26% estimation process
2012 5,033 -0.97% estimation process
2013 4,978 -1.1% estimation process
2014 4,930 -0.97% estimation process
2015 4,866 -1.32% estimation process
2016 4,813 -1.1% estimation process
2017 4,785 -0.59% estimation process
2018 4,762 -0.48% estimation process
2019 4,706 -1.19% estimation process
2020 4,713 0.15% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 29,085
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 34,403
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -15.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 29,670
April 1, 2010 Population : 34,400
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.2%
People over 65 (%) : 15.5%
Female persons, % : 55.1%
White only, percent : 16.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 81.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 0.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.9%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 0.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 16.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,239
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 49.3%

Salem zip code is 08079. County name: Salem, County fips: 34033

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 49.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $78,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,007
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $333
2015-2019 median gross rent : $694
2015-2019 Households : 12,142
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.48
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 77.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 63.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 19.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 18.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 115,430
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 229,073
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 526,557
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 405,444
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,133
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $27,025
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,520
Percentage of people living in poverty : 37.3%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,685
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,238
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,174
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,526
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,006
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 278
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,232
2010 population per square mile : 1,279.1
2010 land area in square miles : 26.89

People born in Salem (30)

People born in Salem, including politician Benjamin H. Brewster, politician Isaac Ambrose Barber, professional wrestler Orlando Jordan, .

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Schools in Salem

College & universities near Salem, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
186469 Salem Community College Carneys Point (NJ) 08069-2799

Stations (30)

Amtrak & bus stations near Salem, NJ

Code Name Address Type
WIL Wilmington station 100 South French Street RAIL
NRK Newark 429 South College Ave. RAIL
DVR Dover, Delaware 716 South Governors Ave BUS
LDW Lindenwold Station Ave & White Horse Rd West OTHER
PHL 30th Street Station 2955 Market St. RAIL

Post offices near Salem

Post Office Name City ZIP
Salem Post Office Salem (NJ) 08079

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Other cities in Salem County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Salem County , NJ.

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
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

Distance to Other Cities

Salem distances to largest New Jersey cities