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Population in 2012: 42,219 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 

Males: 19,928  (47.2%)
Females: 22,291  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01970.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,400 (it was $44,033 in 2000)
Salem:

$57,400
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,193

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $307,107 (it was $188,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$307,107
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $335,295; Detached houses: $361,990; Townhouses or other attached units: $369,752; In 2-unit structures: $311,069; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $284,998; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $276,314

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,075.

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  • White alone - 30,928 (74.3%)
  • Hispanic - 6,395 (15.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,113 (5.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,188 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 656 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 292 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 137.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), Italian (9.5%), English (6.9%), French (6.3%), German (4.4%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 8.10 square miles.

Population density: 5,210 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

7,168 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America, 4.4% Europe, 2.0% Asia).

This city:  17.2%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Massachusetts as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 2,111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,056 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,313 (1.4%)

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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+: New York, NY (200.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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: -803 (-1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,303 (29.2%)

Area code: 978

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Property values in Salem, MA


 

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.02.40.00.0
Rapes 79789210151015157
per 100,000 17.822.217.119.021.54.823.836.124.136.636.116.7
Robberies 202322171827262115262217
per 100,000 50.756.753.840.342.964.661.950.636.163.452.940.5
Assaults 70645173596986986114682135
per 100,000 177.6157.6124.7173.0140.6165.1204.7236.1146.9355.9197.2321.2
Burglaries 120120117135181171191148175213173148
per 100,000 304.4295.6286.0320.0431.4409.1454.7356.6421.4519.3415.9352.2
Thefts 885878743717823735627614584729744754
per 100,000 2245.02162.61816.31699.61961.61758.51492.61479.31406.21777.31788.81794.2
Auto thefts 1851901171075867593087736953
per 100,000 469.3468.0286.0253.6138.2160.3140.572.3209.5178.0165.9126.1
Arson N/AN/A00N/A000N/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.00.0N/A0.00.00.0N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.9) 222.3219.5177.2179.6185.1174.9188.7188.6168.6256.0206.2204.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Salem, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,246 (+5.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Salem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 25% 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 slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 Salem center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from Salem center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Salem, MA

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 College (Full-time enrollment: 6,236; 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: 2,250)
  • North Shore Community College (about 7 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 13 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,767)
  • Tufts University (about 14 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,397)
  • Suffolk University (about 14 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,901)
  • Emerson College (about 15 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Lesley University (about 15 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,588)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Private elementary/middle schools in Salem:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 160 FEDERAL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOLARTERRE-E-EM CHILD GROWING CENTER (Students: 37; Location: 145 LORING AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • THE GREENHOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 145 LORING AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • THE PHOENIX SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 89 MARGIN ST; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Salem, School District: 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)

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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).

 
Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.291. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.291
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

22.1

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

  • CITY OF SALEM DPW WATER DEPT (Population served: 41200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.6%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.0% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, MA

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

Salem compared to Massachusetts state average:

Salem, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Massachusetts:

  • Clipper Ship Inn, 40 BRG St, Salem, MA 01970 , Phone: (978) 745-8022
  • The Curwen House Of The Salem Inn, 331 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 , Phone: (978) 741-0680
  • The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina, 225 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 , Phone: (978) 740-8788, Fax: (978) 740-8722
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Salem travel time to work - commute


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Salem:

(Salem, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Salem city (based on Essex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.47%
Here64.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents77.8%4.7%3.3%3.0%2.2%
Congregations18.5%7.7%13.0%7.4%1.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.9%1.1%0.7%0.6%4.7%
Congregations8.2%6.3%4.2%1.9%31.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

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

20.7%
State:

16.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 19$72,782$45,9680$0
Other Government Administration 18$77,087$51,3912$1,754
Judicial and Legal 3$12,109$48,4360$0
Police Protection - Officers 86$528,216$73,7050$0
Police - Other 2$6,754$40,5245$10,634
Firefighters 81$422,124$62,5370$0
Fire - Other 1$3,326$39,9124$2,786
Streets and Highways 38$144,129$45,5141$332
Water Transport and Terminals 1$2,932$35,1843$3,627
Welfare 10$27,389$32,86710$8,960
Health 8$31,499$47,2492$2,852
Solid Waste Management 1$3,326$39,9120$0
Sewerage 4$14,421$43,2630$0
Parks and Recreation 5$20,369$48,88614$7,799
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,406$40,8726$8,552
Water Supply 5$18,026$43,2620$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 473$2,061,125$52,2916$20,273
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 166$490,871$35,48581$146,032
Local Libraries 14$46,513$39,86826$20,201
Other and Unallocable 19$61,085$38,5808$4,544
Totals for Government 955$4,047,489$50,859168$238,346

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,294,000 ($1357.07)
    General - Other: $20,096,000 ($475.99)
    Police Protection: $6,979,000 ($165.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,746,000 ($136.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,999,000 ($71.03)
    Water Utilities: $2,460,000 ($58.27)
    Regular Highways: $2,325,000 ($55.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,720,000 ($40.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,497,000 ($35.46)
    Sewerage: $1,491,000 ($35.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,243,000 ($29.44)
    Libraries: $1,054,000 ($24.97)
    Financial Administration: $896,000 ($21.22)
    General Public Buildings: $719,000 ($17.03)
    Central Staff Services: $640,000 ($15.16)
    Parking Facilities: $503,000 ($11.91)
    Health - Other: $373,000 ($8.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000 ($5.42)
    Public Welfare - Other: $137,000 ($3.24)
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000 ($0.36)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $46,984,000 ($1112.86)
    Benefit Payments: $10,610,000 ($251.31)
    Corporate Bonds: $10,447,000 ($247.45)
    Other Investments - Other: $9,532,000 ($225.78)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,775,000 ($160.47)
    Withdrawals: $500,000 ($11.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,035,000 ($71.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,162,000 ($98.58)
    Health - Other: $46,000 ($1.09)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($0.26)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $6,637,000 ($157.20)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,912,000 ($45.29)
    Transit Utilities: $786,000 ($18.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $386,000 ($9.14)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($1.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($1.52)
    General Public Building: $40,000 ($0.95)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($0.50)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.26)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.21)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,885,000 ($1157.89)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,990,000 ($165.57)
    Parking Facilities: $1,550,000 ($36.71)
    All Other: $1,198,000 ($28.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $847,000 ($20.06)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $107,000 ($2.53)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $90,000 ($2.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $11,041,000 ($261.52)
    From Parent Local Government: $7,129,000 ($168.86)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,877,000 ($68.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,902,000 ($68.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,915,000 ($45.36)
    Highways: $37,000 ($0.88)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,514,000 ($83.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $742,000 ($17.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $467,000 ($11.06)
    Interest Earnings: $166,000 ($3.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,544,000 ($107.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $23,329,000 ($552.57)
    General Local Government Support: $8,702,000 ($206.12)
    All Other: $2,624,000 ($62.15)
    Highways: $753,000 ($17.84)
    Public Welfare: $27,000 ($0.64)
  • Tax - Property: $63,495,000 ($1503.94)
    Other License: $497,000 ($11.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $264,000 ($6.25)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,255,000 ($1427.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,765,000 ($1320.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,490,000 ($272.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000,000 ($165.80)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $14,500,000 ($343.45)
    End of Fiscal Year: $11,100,000 ($262.91)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,242,000 ($124.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $8,467,000 ($200.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,830,000 ($232.83)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($565 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.65% ($62,439 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.90% ($54,644)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.35% ($42,167)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($831 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($47,527 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.72% ($57,207)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.57% ($50,542)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $15,093,000
Total average daily traffic: 220,314
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,394
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 347,942

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
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: 11/15/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, 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: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE NW 4TH FL

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 192
  • Hazardous Condition: 446
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Salem


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Salem, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware2Penske1
AutoZone1PetSmart1
Ben & Jerry's1Shaw's1
Burger King2Staples1
CVS3Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts13T-Mobile2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx7Target1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul4
H&R Block2UPS10
Home Depot1Walgreens2
IHOP1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Salem, MA

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Albrecht Moritz (34)
  • Phillip Blaskovich (14)
  • Ryan White (10)
  • Benjamin Colombeau (10)
  • Avrum Freytsis (8)
  • Lidia Nemirovsky (7)
  • Ilya Bystryak (6)
  • Melissa Rosen (6)
  • Phillip D. Blaskovich (5)
  • Orlando Soto (5)

Total of 377 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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