Salem, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 4,774 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.5%
 
Males: 2,052  (43.0%)
Females: 2,722  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08079.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,737 (it was $25,846 in 2000)
Salem:

$34,737
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,563 (it was $13,559 in 2000)

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $136,582 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Salem:

$136,582
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $163,259; detached houses: $164,438; townhouses or other attached units: $391,380

Median gross rent in 2017: $860.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem: 100.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.5%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.4% for Black residents, 48.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.8% for other race residents, 76.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Salem, NJ (2017)
    • 2,81556.5%Black alone
    • 1,33226.7%White alone
    • 58011.6%Hispanic
    • 2334.7%Two or more races
    • 100.2%Asian alone
    • 70.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Salem, New Jersey as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 165 to 1.


Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(34.5)
1
(17.2)
1
(17.4)
3
(53.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.0)
1
(20.0)
1
(20.3)
3
(61.9)
1
(20.9)
2
(42.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.2)
0
(0.0)
8
(138.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.2)
5
(85.4)
3
(58.1)
4
(77.5)
3
(58.0)
2
(40.0)
6
(121.6)
3
(61.9)
2
(41.9)
2
(42.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
22
(379.3)
28
(481.4)
22
(382.1)
37
(656.7)
18
(319.1)
20
(341.6)
22
(426.1)
17
(329.6)
15
(289.9)
18
(360.3)
29
(587.9)
16
(330.0)
12
(251.3)
9
(190.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(672.4)
57
(980.1)
47
(816.3)
51
(905.2)
29
(514.1)
33
(563.6)
39
(755.4)
28
(542.8)
33
(637.7)
46
(920.7)
42
(851.4)
31
(639.3)
39
(816.6)
30
(634.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
106
(1,828)
80
(1,376)
121
(2,101)
118
(2,094)
76
(1,347)
74
(1,264)
66
(1,278)
78
(1,512)
89
(1,720)
79
(1,581)
117
(2,372)
74
(1,526)
74
(1,549)
75
(1,587)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(2,845)
184
(3,164)
212
(3,682)
190
(3,372)
151
(2,677)
160
(2,733)
138
(2,673)
180
(3,490)
219
(4,232)
193
(3,863)
176
(3,568)
95
(1,959)
120
(2,513)
129
(2,730)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(293.1)
11
(189.1)
24
(416.8)
24
(426.0)
17
(301.4)
5
(85.4)
4
(77.5)
6
(116.3)
5
(96.6)
5
(100.1)
13
(263.5)
9
(185.6)
12
(251.3)
17
(359.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(103.4)
10
(171.9)
3
(52.1)
8
(142.0)
1
(17.7)
7
(119.6)
3
(58.1)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.6)
5
(100.1)
1
(20.3)
2
(41.2)
0
(0.0)
11
(232.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)596.2612.8751.5800.1466.6590.6528.0524.2674.2637.5814.3600.1543.1551.6

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City-data.com crime index in Salem, NJ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (5.4%), American (4.4%), Irish (1.9%), German (1.9%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 2.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,829 people per square mile   (low).

Salem, New Jersey map

56 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,285 (4.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,056 (4.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (13.2 miles , pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (34.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Quinton, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Hancocks Bridge, NJ (2.1 miles ),
Harmony, NJ (2.3 miles ),
Alloway, NJ (2.5 miles ),
Pennsville, NJ (2.6 miles ),
Delaware City, DE (2.6 miles ),
New Castle, DE (2.9 miles ),
Red Lion, DE (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.57 N, Longitude: 75.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +983 (+20.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 373 (23.8%)

Area codes: 856, 609

Distribution of median household income in Salem, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Salem, NJ in 2017
Salem satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $43,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $41,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,900
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $40,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $40,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $38,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Salem, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Salem, NJ
Historical housing units in Salem, NJ
Most common industries in Salem, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Salem, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other transportation occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Salem, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Salem, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.14
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.278. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.278
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.19
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00354. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00354
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Salem city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 20.0 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from Salem center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the city center
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 308.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from Salem center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from Salem center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Salem center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Salem County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winds: 2, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Salem:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 310 WOODSTOWN ROAD)
  • GOLDEN REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (438 SALEM-WOODSTOWN ROAD)
  • SALEM NH IND (438 WOODSTOWN RD)
  • RCG SALEM DIALYSIS CTR (310 WOODSTOWN ROAD)
  • HOMECARE AND HOSPICECARE OF SOUTH JERSEY (FENWICK PLAZA BROADWAY AND WALNUT)

Airports and heliports located in Salem:

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Amtrak stations near Salem:

  • 13 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Salem 2. General Electric Co.Public Service Electric & Gas Co.Westinghouse Electric Corp.Public Service Electric & Gas Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1106 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 08/1980. Commercial start: 10/1981..
  • Hope Creek . General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.Public Service Electric & Gas Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1031 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 06/1986. Commercial start: 12/1986..
  • Salem 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Public Service Electric & Gas Co.Westinghouse Electric Corp.Public Service Electric & Gas Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1106 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 12/1976. Commercial start: 06/1977..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • Wilmington University (about 11 miles; New Castle, DE; Full-time enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 13 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • University of Delaware (about 18 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Rowan University (about 21 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,632)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Neumann University (about 22 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Gloucester County College (about 24 miles; Sewell, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,490)

Public high schools in Salem:

Public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

See full list of schools located in Salem

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $112,690; Location: 112 W. BROADWAY; 54,500 books; 2,000 audio materials; 800 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 95 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Salem: Majors Wharf (A), Fenwick Community Ambulance (B), North Bend Hose Company (C), Washington Fire Company 3 (D), Union Fire Company 1 (E), Liberty Fire Company 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Fenwick Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Salem: Market Street Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Salem County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 83 Market Street).

Birthplace of: William J. Hughes - Member of the House of Representatives, Goose Goslin - Baseball player, John Chowning - Composer, Lydell Mitchell - Football player, A. B. Brown - Football player, Alexander G. Cattell - Politician, Clement Hall Sinnickson - New Jersey politician, Corey Smith - College football player (Cincinnati Bearcats), Duke Esper - Baseball player, Meg Burton Cahill - Politician.

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

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

LEISURE ARMS COMPLEX (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-22-2012 and AUG-31-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-04-2012 and AUG-16-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-28-2012 to AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between MAY-24-2012 and JUN-28-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-28-2012 to JUN-28-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-30-2011 and JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VFW POST 253 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • SALEM WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,199, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • SUGAR & SPICE PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.6%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
56 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Salem Branch at 443 East Broadway, branch established on 1983/11/09. 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
  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey: Mannington Branch at 125 Salem-Woodstown Road, branch established on 1993/12/15. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $3,408.9 mil, Deposits: $2,816.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Franklin Bank: Salem Branch at 137 West Broadway, branch established on 1861/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $259.6 mil, Deposits: $208.7 mil, headquarters in Pilesgrove, NJ, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Harvest Community Bank: Salem City Branch at 473 E. Broadway, branch established on 2006/07/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $191.3 mil, Deposits: $175.7 mil, headquarters in Pennsville, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Salem:

Marital status in Salem, NJ
  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
New Jersey average:

12.4

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

Religion statistics for Salem, NJ (based on Salem County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,99342
Catholic6,9596
Evangelical Protestant4,10935
Black Protestant1,46710
Other3273
None45,228-
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: 16
Salem County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Salem County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Salem County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.8%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salem:

47.1%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salem:

42.1%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Salem:

29.7
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.8%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Salem:

51.0%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salem, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$102,946$68,6311$396
Other Government Administration 11$11,828$12,9031$690
Solid Waste Management 8$37,136$55,7040$0
Financial Administration 6$28,342$56,6841$1,790
Sewerage 5$25,086$60,2060$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$9,202$27,6060$0
Judicial and Legal 4$16,564$49,6920$0
Water Supply 4$20,998$62,9940$0
Police - Other 2$7,048$42,28816$7,692
Water Transport and Terminals 1$5,522$66,2640$0
Local Libraries 1$4,200$50,4006$5,106
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 64$268,872$50,41425$15,674

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $457,000 ($95.73)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($11.10)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($5.24)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $2,420,000 ($506.91)
    Police Protection: $2,065,000 ($432.55)
    General - Other: $2,000,000 ($418.94)
    Sewerage: $1,370,000 ($286.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,234,000 ($258.48)
    Regular Highways: $554,000 ($116.05)
    Financial Administration: $278,000 ($58.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000 ($56.35)
    Central Staff Services: $220,000 ($46.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $202,000 ($42.31)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $198,000 ($41.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $124,000 ($25.97)
    Libraries: $81,000 ($16.97)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($8.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($7.12)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($5.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($3.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $504,000 ($105.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,127,000 ($864.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,797,000 ($376.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $580,000 ($121.49)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $185,000 ($38.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($18.64)
    Other: $33,000 ($6.91)
    Parking Facilities: $22,000 ($4.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,333,000 ($279.22)
    Other: $45,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $590,000 ($123.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $90,000 ($18.85)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,695,000 ($355.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,410,000 ($295.35)
    Other: $215,000 ($45.04)
  • Tax - Property: $5,594,000 ($1171.76)
    Other License: $63,000 ($13.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $55,000 ($11.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,047,000 ($3151.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,186,000 ($2971.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $861,000 ($180.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,535,000 ($740.47)

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gloucester County, NJ  1.19% ($54,267 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.92% ($39,599)
from Camden County, NJ  0.36% ($44,609)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gloucester County, NJ  1.13% ($52,170 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.70% ($35,808)
to New Castle County, DE  0.51% ($84,115)
Businesses in Salem, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Cricket Wireless1McDonald's1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • WFAI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SALEM, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR (1290 AM; 3 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGLS-FM (89.7 FM; GLASSBORO, NJ; Owner: ROWAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Salem: George W. Stewart.

Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $616,000Total costs
  • 30,699Total average daily traffic
  • 1,141Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,286Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Salem, NJ)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salem)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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 ORIGINATED8$101,12511$60,18232$102,0636$39,0001$155,00017$62,471
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$83,0000$05$79,0002$71,5000$01$82,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$90,0007$65,28639$106,97417$34,4121$175,0009$63,222
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$185,0002$125,50021$99,0480$00$04$85,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$50,0005$142,2001$128,0000$01$50,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0219.00 , 0220.00, 0221.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$133,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0219.00 , 0220.00, 0221.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Salem, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Salem, NJ - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 52. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 95 took place in 2008, and the least - 12 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Salem, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (68.8%), and Outside Fires (21.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salem, NJ
    • 57468.8%Structure Fires
    • 17721.2%Outside Fires
    • 607.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 232.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salem, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salem, NJ
  • 50.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 41.4%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salem, NJ
  • 51.5%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Salem compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Salem on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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