Salem, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 28,776. Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 14,253  (49.5%)
Females: 14,523  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03079.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,705 (it was $58,090 in 2000)
Salem:

$74,705
NH:

$64,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,265 (it was $26,170 in 2000)

Salem town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $280,027 (it was $161,900 in 2000)
Salem:

$280,027
NH:

$233,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $300,349; Detached houses: $327,267; Townhouses or other attached units: $217,975; In 2-unit structures: $294,730; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $185,276; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,870; Mobile homes: $81,717
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  • Races in Salem, NH (2010)

    Salem races chart
    • 25,95890.2%White alone
    • 1,2704.4%Hispanic
    • 9253.2%Asian alone
    • 3111.1%Two or more races
    • 2120.7%Black alone
    • 560.2%Other race alone
    • 360.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Salem: 142.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (24.0%), Italian (20.1%), English (16.1%), French (15.0%), French Canadian (8.3%), German (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1750

Elevation: 131 feet

Land area: 24.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,165 people per square mile   (low).

Salem,NH real estate house value index trend

Salem, New Hampshire map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

1,803 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.9% Latin America).

This town:

6.4%
New Hampshire:

4.4%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Salem, New Hampshire as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 1,336 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Salem town:  1.8% ($2,986)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)
Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (6.6 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (33.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (192.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Atkinson, NH (2.0 miles ), Windham, NH (2.1 miles ), Methuen, MA (2.2 miles ), Hampstead, NH (2.6 miles ), Haverhill, MA (2.6 miles ), Lawrence, MA (2.6 miles ), Plaistow, NH (2.6 miles ), Pelham, NH (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 83 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 1998: 141 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 1999: 192 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2000: 120 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2001: 126 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2002: 119 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2004: 86 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2006: 49 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $222,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 71.21 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Gateway to New Hampshire

Area code: 603

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution

Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2011 2012 2013
Murders 020
per 100,000 0.06.90.0
Rapes 564
per 100,000 17.420.713.8
Robberies 141214
per 100,000 48.641.548.5
Assaults 151830
per 100,000 52.162.2103.9
Burglaries 768865
per 100,000 263.8304.2225.1
Thefts 748771765
per 100,000 2,596.02,665.42,648.7
Auto thefts 534335
per 100,000 183.9148.7121.2
Arson 5102
per 100,000 17.434.66.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 253.9) 182.9202.9184.9

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 76 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
New Hampshire average:

2.16

Salem tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
New Hampshire:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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

Average climate in Salem, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Salem town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire 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 176.6 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 52.7 miles away from Salem 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 171.6 miles away from the city 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 259.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Salem 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 187.5 miles away from the city 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 Rockingham County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: D.J. Bettencourt - Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Danny Sheehan - Boxer, George Phineas Gordon - Inventor, Pete Clifford - Player of football.

Main business address for: OMTOOL LTD (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), STOCKERYALE INC (OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS & LENSES), STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORP/DE/ (REFRIGERATION & SERVICE INDUSTRY MACHINERY).

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • NORTHEAST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (70 BUTLER STREET)
  • HHCA - NEW ENGLAND NURSING SERVICES (95 STILES ROAD)
  • N E REHAB HOSP HOME CARE SERV (70 BUTLER STREET)
  • SALEM VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (90 STILES ROAD SUITE 101)
  • SALEMHAVEN (23 GEREMONTY DRIVE)

Heliports located in Salem:

Amtrak stations near Salem:

  • 7 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 19 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Salem:

  • 20 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

College/University in Salem:

  • InterCoast Career Institute-Salem (Full-time enrollment: 56; Location: 19 Keewaydin Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.intercoast.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 9 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 10 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 12 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Mount Washington College (about 18 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • North Shore Community College (about 19 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 19 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 21 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high school in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Salem:

  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 40 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SALEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 101 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CREATE & DISCOVER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 140; Location: 196 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 111 LOWELL RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SALEM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (Students: 86; Location: 3 GEREMONTY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CREATE & DISCOVER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 83; Location: 176 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLEVILLE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 75; Location: 8 PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WONDER YEARS LEARNING CENTER (Students: 66; Location: 393 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN (Students: 47; Location: 47 PELHAM RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PATSY'S HOUSE DAYCARE & LEARNING CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 76 LAWRENCE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Salem, School District: SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Salem:

  • KELLEY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,486,168; Location: 234 MAIN STREET; 117,878 books; 7,978 audio materials; 8,139 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 23 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 303 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Salem: Mystery Hill Historic Site (A), Town of Salem Fire Department Station 3 South Salem (B), Town of Salem Fire Department Station 2 North Salem (C), Town of Salem Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Kelley Library (E), Salem Town Hall (F), Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce (G), Rockingham Park Ambulance (H), Canobie Lake Park Emergency Medical Services (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Salem Plaza Shopping Center (1), Nettles Mall (2), Rockingham Mall Shopping Center (3), The Mall at Rockingham Park Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Salem include: OMTOOL LTD (A), STOCKERYALE INC (B), STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORP/DE/ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Saint Josephs Parish Church (A), Granite State Baptist Church (B), Saint Davids Episcopal Church (C), North Salem United Methodist Church (D), Ararat Armenian Congregational Church (E), Mary Queen of Peace Church (F), Pleasant Street United Methodist Church (G), First Congregational Church of Salem (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Captain Pond (A), Townsend Pond (B), World End Pond (C), Arlington Mill Reservoir (D), Millville Lake (E), Taylors Reservoir (F), Taylor Reservoir (G), Arlington Mill Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Providence Hill Brook (A), Widow Harris Brook (B), Porcupine Brook (C), Policy Brook (D), Hittytity Brook (E), Flatrock Brook (F), Captain Pond Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salem include: Canobie Lake Park (1), Rockingham Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Petsmart - Grooming (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 290 South Broadway) (1), Rockingham Carousel (Arcades & Amusements; 1 Mall Rd) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Salem- New Hampshire (1 Keewaydin Dr) (1), Red Roof Inns - Salem (15 Red Roof Lane) (2), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (8 Keewaydin Drive) (3), Four Seasons Sunrooms (13 Delaware Drive # 15) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Rockingham County of Family Court (35 Geremonty Drive) (1), Wm's Court (202 Main Street) (2), Salem District Court (35 Geremonty Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.200. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.200
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.59
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.81
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.40. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.40
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem and their reported violations in the past:

OAKRIDGE CONDOS (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GOLF COURSE (Address: 79 BRADY AVE , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2013)
OLDE COUNTRY VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration - In OCT-29-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2011)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
  • 3 other older health violations
MIDRIDGE CONDOS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
MELLING GLEN (Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-02-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2013)
MILLVILLE CIRCLE/NORTH (Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2012)
MILLVILLE CIRCLE/SOUTH (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2009)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
PUMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • ACKERMAN RETIREMENT PARK (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WINDHAM PLAZA (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE ACRES CONDOS (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

2.8%

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 107 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Salem compared to New Hampshire state average:

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

Banks with most branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Salem Branch at 220 North Broadway, branch established on 1993/12/08; Mall At Rockingham Branch at 99 Rockingham Boulevard, branch established on 1997/05/23. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Salem Branch at 45 South Broadway, branch established on 1978/07/27; Salem Shaw's Branch at 92 Cluff Crossing Road, branch established on 1994/09/12. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Salem Branch at 539 S Broadway, branch established on 1978/03/23; Salem/Main Street Branch at 125 Main Street, branch established on 1980/12/13. 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.
  • First Republic Bank: Salem Branch at 130 Main Street, Suite 206a, branch established on 2010/07/01. Info updated 2010/08/03: Bank assets: $27,791.8 mil, Deposits: $22,459.3 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 60 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Salem Branch at 155 North Broadway, branch established on 1995/09/28. 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
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Salem Nh Branch at 130 Main Street, branch established on 2004/12/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • Pentucket Bank: Salem Nh Branch at 234 North Broadway, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $642.8 mil, Deposits: $550.1 mil, headquarters in Haverhill, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Bank of New England: Bank Of New England at 31 Pelham Road, branch established on 1983/06/24. Info updated 2007/06/12: Bank assets: $470.7 mil, Deposits: $405.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Salem Co-operative Bank: Salem Co-Operative Bank at 3 South Broadway, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $397.8 mil, Deposits: $274.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, New Hampshire:

  • Best Western Parkview, Rt 28 109 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079 , Phone: (603) 898-5632
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 8 Keewaydin Dr, Salem, NH 03079 , Phone: (603) 893-4722, Fax: (603) 893-2898
  • Park View Inn, 109 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079 , Phone: (603) 898-5632, Fax: (603) 894-6579
  • Red Roof Inns, 15 Red Roof Ln, Salem, NH 03079 , Phone: (603) 898-6422, Fax: (603) 898-6497
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, New Hampshire

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Salem town (based on Rockingham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic84,69724
Mainline Protestant19,07278
Evangelical Protestant7,45661
Other3,49020
Orthodox2001
None180,308-
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: 47
Rockingham County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Rockingham County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Rockingham County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Here:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

23.3%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

15.9%

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.03%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.25% ($50,149 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.94% ($53,749)
from Strafford County, NH  0.72% ($41,131)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($408 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.05%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.22% ($41,135 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.77% ($41,933)
to Essex County, MA  0.74% ($44,575)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 149m489ftTotal length
  • $92,500,000Total costs
  • 782,646Total average daily traffic
  • 53,195Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 22010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salem, NH

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Salem)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SALEM, 9 Lowell Rd (Lat: 42.764556 Lon: -71.234139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 40.8 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WMW381
    Assigned Frequencies: 10616.2 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, 9 Lowell Rd (Lat: 42.764528 Lon: -71.234222), Overall height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WNTV412
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019
    Registrant: Utilities Telecom Council, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. Nw Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 833-6803, Fax: (202) 833-6803, Email:
  • BOSFP28-02, 7 Raymond Ave. (Lat: 42.771389 Lon: -71.239722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQIS255
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 04/29/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2009, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1667 K Street Nw, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:
  • MA-BOS7377A, 21 Cross Street (Lat: 42.756944 Lon: -71.224167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36 m, Call Sign: WQMC514
    Assigned Frequencies: 17965.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 9 Northeastern Blvd (Lat: 42.781389 Lon: -71.245556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: KCI297, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2010, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 11 Klein Drive (Lat: 42.848528 Lon: -71.207833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPUC745, Licensee ID: L00368566
    Assigned Frequencies: 2900.00 MHz, 9300.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2002, Expiration Date: 02/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012, Certifier: Michael J Mitchell
    Registrant: Klein Associates, Inc, 11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079-1249, Phone: (603) 890-1304, Fax: (603) 890-9796
  • 11 Klein Drive (Lat: 42.848528 Lon: -71.207833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPUR996
    Assigned Frequencies: 2900.00 MHz, 9300.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022, Certifier: Michael J Mitchell
    Registrant: Klein Associates, Inc, 11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079, Phone: (603) 893-6131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Businesses in Salem, NH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Jones New York1
ALDO1Journeys1
AT&T2Justice1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC1
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Kohl's1
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant1
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Bakers1Macy's1
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse2
Brookstone1Motherhood Maternity3
Burger King2New Balance2
CVS1Nike6
Cache1Nissan1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Payless1
Chico's1Penske1
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
DHL1Pottery Barn1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack2
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts6Sears3
Express1Sephora1
FedEx10Shaw's1
Finish Line1Skechers USA1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
Forever 211Staples1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile5
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell2
Gymboree1Talbots1
H&M1Target1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1UPS12
Home Depot1Vans3
Honda1Verizon Wireless3
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
Hyundai1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
J. Jill1Wendy's1
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1
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