Salem, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 43,415 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 20,164  (46.4%)
Females: 23,251  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01970.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,441 (it was $44,033 in 2000)
Salem:

$64,441
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,633 (it was $23,857 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $369,225 (it was $188,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$369,225
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $409,852; detached houses: $462,724; townhouses or other attached units: $406,371; in 2-unit structures: $423,200; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $270,924; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $253,781

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,163.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 139.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for American Indian residents, 38.8% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, MA (2017)
    • 31,08871.2%White alone
    • 7,90518.1%Hispanic
    • 2,4875.7%Black alone
    • 1,0352.4%Two or more races
    • 9582.2%Asian alone
    • 2170.5%American Indian alone
    • 650.1%Other race alone

Races in Salem detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Massachusetts as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 1,806 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(4.8)
10
(23.8)
15
(36.1)
10
(24.1)
15
(36.6)
15
(36.1)
7
(16.7)
3
(7.1)
8
(18.7)
7
(16.2)
11
(25.6)
19
(43.8)
5
(11.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
27
(64.6)
26
(61.9)
21
(50.6)
15
(36.1)
26
(63.4)
22
(52.9)
17
(40.5)
22
(51.8)
26
(60.7)
23
(53.4)
33
(76.9)
28
(64.5)
22
(50.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
69
(165.1)
86
(204.7)
98
(236.1)
61
(146.9)
146
(355.9)
82
(197.2)
135
(321.2)
103
(242.5)
120
(280.1)
94
(218.1)
85
(198.2)
69
(159.0)
56
(128.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
171
(409.1)
191
(454.7)
148
(356.6)
175
(421.4)
213
(519.3)
173
(415.9)
148
(352.2)
135
(317.9)
103
(240.4)
171
(396.8)
111
(258.8)
113
(260.5)
96
(220.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
735
(1,759)
627
(1,493)
614
(1,479)
584
(1,406)
729
(1,777)
744
(1,789)
754
(1,794)
1,058
(2,491)
1,019
(2,378)
1,080
(2,506)
877
(2,045)
787
(1,814)
688
(1,577)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(160.3)
59
(140.5)
30
(72.3)
87
(209.5)
73
(178.0)
69
(165.9)
53
(126.1)
45
(106.0)
35
(81.7)
52
(120.7)
45
(104.9)
51
(117.6)
40
(91.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A8
(18.8)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.7)
3
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)168.0181.3181.2162.0246.0198.1196.2200.1207.6215.0200.9186.4135.8

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, MA

Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 107 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Salem, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (15.5%), Italian (8.7%), French Canadian (4.9%), English (4.3%), American (4.1%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 8.10 square miles.

Population density: 5,357 people per square mile   (average).

Salem, Massachusetts map

6,922 residents are foreign born (8.4% Latin America, 3.6% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

This city:

15.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,757 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,896 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynn, MA (4.2 miles , pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (16.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (192.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Marblehead, MA (1.5 miles ),
Swampscott, MA (1.7 miles ),
Beverly, MA (1.8 miles ),
Peabody, MA (1.9 miles ),
Lynn, MA (2.0 miles ),
Danvers, MA (2.1 miles ),
Wenham, MA (2.4 miles ),
Nahant, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 70.90 W

Salem nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Peace, City of Witches, The Witch City

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,061 (-4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,054 (30.0%)

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Salem, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Salem, MA in 2017

Property values in Salem, MA

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Salem tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,100
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $203,400
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, MA residents
Average permit cost in Salem, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Salem, MA
Historical housing units in Salem, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,246 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Salem, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Salem, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Salem, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Salem, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.237. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the Salem city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from Salem center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from Salem center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from Salem center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • NORTH SHORE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (57 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 81 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION,THE (81 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • GROSVENOR PARK (7 LORING HILLS AVENUE)
  • NEWHALL MANOR NURSING HOME (7 CARPENTER ST)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT AT SPAULDING HOSP NORTH SHO (DOVE AVENUE)
  • SALEM NORTHEAST DIALYSIS (10 COLONIAL ROAD)
  • SERAPHIC SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (121 LORING AVENUE, SUITE 810)
  • VNA OF GREATER SALEM (27 CONGRESS STREET)

Amtrak stations near Salem:

  • 13 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 14 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 14 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Salem:

  • Salem State University (Full-time enrollment: 8,027; Location: 352 Lafayette St; Public; Website: www.salemstate.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:

  • Endicott College (about 4 miles; Beverly, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • North Shore Community College (about 7 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 14 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Tufts University (about 14 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Suffolk University (about 14 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Emerson College (about 15 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,657)
  • Lesley University (about 15 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)

Public high schools in Salem:

  • SALEM HIGH (Students: 1,359, Location: 77 WILLSON STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • SALEM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 45 CONGRESS ST., Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
  • NEW LIBERTY CHARTER SCHOOL OF SALEM (Location: 1 MUSEUM PLACE MALL, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • SALEM PREP HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 114 DERBY STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

  • COLLINS MIDDLE (Students: 775, Location: 29 HIGHLAND AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • NATHANIEL BOWDITCH (Students: 483, Location: 79 WILLSON STREET, Grades: KG-8)
  • WITCHCRAFT HEIGHTS (Students: 405, Location: 1 FREDERICK STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • BENTLEY (Students: 320, Location: 25 MEMORIAL DRIVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • BATES (Students: 319, Location: 53 LIBERTY HILL AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • SALTONSTALL SCHOOL (Students: 261, Location: 211 LAFAYETTE STREET, Grades: KG-8)
  • HORACE MANN LABORATORY (Students: 242, Location: 33 LORING AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • CARLTON (Students: 137, Location: 10 SKERRY STREET, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Salem:

  • THE PHOENIX SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 89 MARGIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Salem

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,252,607; Location: 370 ESSEX ST.; 119,242 books; 11,294 audio materials; 15,317 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Salem: Hatchs Wharf (A), Hawthorne Birthplace (B), Hawthorne Cove Marina (C), Kernwood Golf Course (D), Derby Wharf Light (E), Salem Station (F), Pickering Wharf (G), Highland Plaza (H), Derby Wharf (I), Essex Institute Museum Building (J), John Ward House (K), Gardner-Pingree House (L), Andrew-Safford House (M), Ropes Mansion and Garden (N), Jonathan Corwin House (O), Salem Fire Department Station 4 (P), Salem Fire Department Station 5 (Q), Salem Fire Department Station 2 (R), Salem City Hall (S), Hathaway House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: East India Mall Shopping Center (1), Hawthorne Square Mall Shopping Center (2), Highlander Plaza Shopping Center (3), Hawthorne Square Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Prophet Elias Monastery (A), Grace Episcopal Church (B), First Church Unitarian Church (C), First Baptist Church in Salem (D), Crombie Street United Church (E), Christian Renewal Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harmony Grove Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Greenlawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Peabody Reservoir (A), Spring Pond (B), Thompsons Meadow (C), Forest River Marshes (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Forest River (A), North River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salem include: Forest River Park (1), Highland Park (2), Salem Common (3), Kernwood Park (4), Crowninshield-Bentley House (5), Charter Street Historic District (6), Chestnut Street District (7), Salem Maritime National Historic Site (8), Winter Island Maritime Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Fort Pickering Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: House Of The Seven Gables Settlement (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 114 Derby), House of The Seven Gables Historic Sites (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 54 Turner St), Museum Of Hawthorne & Poe The (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 285 Derby), Salem Willows Amusement Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 173 Fort Avenue), North Shore Conference Center Museum Place Mall (123 Essex Street), Destination Salem (63 Wharf Street), L H Resources (29 Leach Street), New England Pirate Museum (274 Derby Street), North Shore Children's Museum (209 Essex Street).

Hotels: Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square West), Lafayette Hotel (116 Lafayette Street), Salem Inn (7 Summer Street).

Courts: Mass Commonwealth - Superior Court (34 Federal Street), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Juvenile Courts- Salem Juvenile Court- Clerks (45 Congress Street), Essex County - Superior Court- District Attorney (1 East India Square Mall), Essex County - Probate and Family Court (36 Federal Street), Essex County - District Courts- District Court of Salem- Clerks Office (65 Washington Street).

Birthplace of: Charles Grafton Page - Physicist, Frank Weston Benson - Artist, Edward Filene - Businessman and philanthropist, Paul Douglas - Politician, Jones Very - Poet and essayist, John F. Tierney - Politician, Nathaniel Hawthorne - (1804-1864), author, Gardner Dozois - Science fiction writer, Eric M. Hammel - Military historian, Nathaniel Bowditch - Mathematician.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem that have no violations reported:

  • SALEM WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 4TH FLOOR , Population served: 40,407, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 1,478 people in college/university student housing
  • 156 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 897 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 149 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Eastern Bank: Pickering Wharf Branch, Washington Street Branch, Loring Avenue Branch, Highlander Branch. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • People's United Bank: Salem Branch, Salem Branch, Trader's Way Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Salem Five Cents Savings Bank: Directbanking Branch, Salem Branch, at 71 Washington Street. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $2,876.6 mil, Deposits: $2,019.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Salem Five Bancorp
  • North Shore Bank, a Co-operative Bank: Staples Plaza Branch at 3-27 Paradise Road, branch established on 2005/04/13; Highland Avenue Branch at 319 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1998/02/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $453.6 mil, Deposits: $345.2 mil, headquarters in Peabody, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Shore Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Salem Branch at 193 Washington Street, branch established on 1990/07/09; Vinnin Square Branch at 21 Paradise Road, branch established on 2002/09/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Century Bank and Trust Company: Salem Branch at 37 Central Street, branch established on 1947/12/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $2,740.5 mil, Deposits: $2,148.1 mil, headquarters in Somerville, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancorp, Inc.
  • Beverly Co-operative Bank: Salem Branch at 73 Lafayette Street, branch established on 2004/05/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $297.6 mil, Deposits: $245.9 mil, headquarters in Beverly, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Beverly Financial, Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Salem Branch at 253 Essex St, branch established on 2000/07/24. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Salem Branch at 600 Loring Avenue, branch established on 1997/08/26. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, MA
  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Salem
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Salem:

(Salem, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Salem, MA (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic341,97055
Mainline Protestant33,710140
Evangelical Protestant20,925160
Other15,88263
Orthodox11,59013
Black Protestant3763
None318,706-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 145
Essex County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Here:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
This county:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Essex County:

8.4%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salem:

49.2%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Salem:

28.6
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salem:

21.2%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salem:

10.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Salem:

56.3%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Salem:

79.0%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 617$3,027,295$58,878179$390,003
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 96$432,740$54,093138$207,420
Police Protection - Officers 74$420,047$68,1164$4,817
Firefighters 73$380,561$62,5580$0
Streets and Highways 27$102,224$45,4333$1,355
Other Government Administration 23$76,375$39,8482$4,249
Other and Unallocable 23$91,603$47,79310$9,988
Financial Administration 19$87,010$54,9545$12,463
Local Libraries 13$47,294$43,65623$13,350
Sewerage 11$33,559$36,6100$0
Solid Waste Management 11$33,559$36,6100$0
Welfare 10$26,754$32,1054$3,178
Parks and Recreation 7$25,624$43,92710$10,805
Health 5$20,249$48,5982$2,422
Water Transport and Terminals 2$8,325$49,9503$1,499
Judicial and Legal 2$9,725$58,3502$1,200
Fire - Other 1$3,317$39,8042$1,619
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,395$40,7400$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 29$89,770
Airports 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Instructional 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1,015$4,829,656$57,099416$754,138

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $12,000 ($0.28)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $82,028,000 ($1889.39)
    General - Other: $32,974,000 ($759.51)
    Police Protection: $9,446,000 ($217.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,337,000 ($192.03)
    Regular Highways: $4,353,000 ($100.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,893,000 ($66.64)
    Financial Administration: $1,466,000 ($33.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,382,000 ($31.83)
    Libraries: $1,363,000 ($31.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,273,000 ($29.32)
    Central Staff Services: $1,202,000 ($27.69)
    Sewerage: $1,105,000 ($25.45)
    Water Utilities: $993,000 ($22.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $936,000 ($21.56)
    Parking Facilities: $776,000 ($17.87)
    General Public Buildings: $648,000 ($14.93)
    Public Welfare - Other: $589,000 ($13.57)
    Health - Other: $374,000 ($8.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $322,000 ($7.42)
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000 ($0.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,887,000 ($43.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,967,000 ($68.34)
    Other - Health - Other: $52,000 ($1.20)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($0.48)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $8,028,000 ($184.91)
    Transit Utilities: $911,000 ($20.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $133,000 ($3.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000 ($1.96)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $66,000 ($1.52)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($0.69)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $69,264,000 ($1595.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $404,000 ($9.31)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,960,000 ($206.38)
    Parking Facilities: $2,468,000 ($56.85)
    Other: $1,899,000 ($43.74)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $981,000 ($22.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $839,000 ($19.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000 ($18.54)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $435,000 ($10.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $189,000 ($4.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,829,000 ($88.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $736,000 ($16.95)
    Education: $300,000 ($6.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,420,000 ($147.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $863,000 ($19.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $707,000 ($16.28)
    Interest Earnings: $216,000 ($4.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,208,000 ($119.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $30,904,000 ($711.83)
    General Local Government Support: $7,287,000 ($167.85)
    Other: $4,929,000 ($113.53)
    Highways: $1,333,000 ($30.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $528,000 ($12.16)
    Public Welfare: $343,000 ($7.90)
  • Tax - Property: $85,514,000 ($1969.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,542,000 ($35.52)
    Other License: $535,000 ($12.32)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,818,000 ($1585.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,536,000 ($1417.39)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,095,000 ($278.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,813,000 ($110.86)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,095,000 ($347.69)
    End of Fiscal Year: $10,903,000 ($251.13)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,282,000 ($213.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,251,000 ($950.16)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($629 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.58% ($88,059 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.77% ($91,101)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.31% ($57,814)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,049 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.25% ($66,782 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.58% ($74,166)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($81,995)
Businesses in Salem, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T1Mazda1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Penske1
AutoZone1PetSmart1
Ben & Jerry's1Shaw's1
Burger King2Staples1
CVS3Starbucks1
Circle K2Subway1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts13Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1Target1
FedEx7True Value1
GNC1U-Haul4
GameStop1UPS10
H&R Block2Walgreens2
Home Depot1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's1
Jones New York1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESX (1230 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MA; Owner: NORTH SHORE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMWM (91.7 FM; SALEM, MA; Owner: SALEM STATE COLLEGE BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Salem: Robert Buffum, Samuel Bowden, Thomas E. Atkinson, Thomas Lyons.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.8mTotal length
  • $30,730,000Total costs
  • 261,620Total average daily traffic
  • 19,903Total average daily truck traffic
  • 347,942Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salem, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salem, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 12 First Street (Lat: 42.502333 Lon: -70.917278), Type: Building, Structure height: 43.9 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA201
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 10/01/2024Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Off Highland Ave (Lat: 42.492778 Lon: -70.938611), Type: 32.6, Overall height: 32.6 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services Inc, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Salem, MA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: FREEFLY SYSTEMS ALTA (Category: Land, Engines: 6), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 52PS , Serial Number: 979544, Certificate Issue Date: 05/19/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Pictures From The Sky LLC, 222 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150K (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6092G , Serial Number: 15071592, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 12/15/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph J Trustee Michallyszyn, 6 Center St, Salem, MA 01970, Other Owners: Lianne Trustee Feener
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 63PS , Serial Number: W13DCC23030265, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Pictures From The Sky LLC, 222 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
  • Aircraft: KONRATH RAYMOND J MONNETT-MONERAI S (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 75RK , Serial Number: 0003, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 03/03/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Edward S Mansfield, 14 Hemenway Rd, Salem, MA 01970
  • Aircraft: RUEHLE HP-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 9159 , Serial Number: WHR-2, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Edward S Mansfield, 14 Hemenway Rd, Salem, MA 01970

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED155$255,406326$199,098976$221,19841$131,3177$622,71457$209,018
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$263,09115$200,73369$238,6962$115,0001$400,0003$193,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$199,16144$168,932280$249,67934$118,1182$489,00029$217,069
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$241,00049$193,735178$247,6526$244,8330$013$236,462
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$233,3338$207,62542$224,9762$50,0000$03$144,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in Salem, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$262,67331$277,2580$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$255,65218$274,1670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$238,16720$300,8001$360,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$220,7502$227,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$184,0002$238,0001$162,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Salem, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Salem, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 258. The highest number of reported fires - 571 took place in 2002, and the least - 132 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.7%), and Outside Fires (36.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, MA
    • 2,43855.7%Structure Fires
    • 1,61036.8%Outside Fires
    • 2846.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 481.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, MA
Most common first names in Salem, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary59080.9 years
John48474.6 years
Joseph41775.6 years
William30974.8 years
Margaret21480.7 years
Helen21381.3 years
James21272.4 years
Robert20069.0 years
George19674.9 years
Charles18575.5 years
Most common last names in Salem, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pelletier10078.1 years
Gagnon8774.7 years
Michaud7475.1 years
Murphy6677.0 years
Ouellette6574.8 years
Smith6076.8 years
Leblanc5973.8 years
Caron5475.6 years
Sullivan4982.3 years
Theriault4977.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, MA
  • 51.2%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, MA
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Electricity
  • 15.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Salem compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Salem on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #16 (01970) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 29 pilots and 34 other airmen in this city.
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  • Albrecht Moritz (34)
  • Phillip Blaskovich (15)
  • Ryan White (13)
  • Benjamin Colombeau (12)
  • Theresa L. Johnson (10)
  • Avrum Freytsis (9)
  • Phillip D. Blaskovich (9)
  • Orlando Soto (7)
  • Lidia Nemirovsky (7)
  • Melissa Rosen (6)

Total of 463 patent applications in 2008-2020.