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Salem County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2014: 64,715 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 64,285 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,969
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,122
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,734
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,199 (it was 6,561 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

35%

Land area: 338 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 192 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salem County: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%), Construction (12.6%), Information (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Salem County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
New Jersey median age:  39.0 years
Males: 31,511  (48.7%)
Females: 33,204  (51.3%)

Salem County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Salem County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,943 ($45,573 in 1999)

This county:

$61943
New Jersey:

$70165

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $776 (lower quartile is $649, upper quartile is $962)
This county:

$776
State:

$1035


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $184,900 (it was $104,600 in 2000)
Salem:

$184,900
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,700 - $271,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,678
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $765

Institutionalized population: 1,019
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Health of residents in Salem County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
70.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 161 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 180 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2002: 166 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2003: 208 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2004: 289 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2005: 285 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2006: 197 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2007: 143 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2008: 90 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2010: 83 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2012: 54 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2013: 38 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2014: 51 buildings, average cost: $138,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,078 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,902 (2.7%)

Salem County household income distribution in 2009 Salem County home values distribution Salem County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.4%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.4%
Salem County:

18.4%
New Jersey:

11.4%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.5% for American Indian residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pennsville, Carneys Point, Salem, Penns Grove, Woodstown, Olivet, Elmer, Alloway, Quinton, Pedricktown.

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

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,436
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,620 (55% naturalized citizens)

Salem County:

2.5%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 450
  • 1990 to 1994: 182
  • 1985 to 1989: 155
  • 1980 to 1984: 89
  • 1975 to 1979: 137
  • 1970 to 1974: 115
  • 1970 to 1974: 99
  • 1965 to 1969: 393

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%

Salem County marital status for males Salem County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,094
  • One, attached: 1,172
  • Two: 1,230
  • 3 or 4: 832
  • 5 to 9: 526
  • 10 to 19: 1,206
  • 20 or more: 820
  • Mobile homes: 1,272
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Salem County with a mortgage: 9,620 (1,203 second mortgage, 1,526 home equity loan, 71 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,382

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Salem County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,99342
Catholic6,9596
Evangelical Protestant4,10935
Black Protestant1,46710
Other3273
None45,228-
Salem County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Salem County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This 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.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Salem County:

9.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Salem County:

28.7%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.8%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Salem County:

Average size of farms: 128 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,310
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $835.12
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,975
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,473
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.47%
Corn for grain: 14374 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7339 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18240 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14,555 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Salem County-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 59.5 miles away from Salem County 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 58.5 miles away from the county 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 303.9 miles away from the county 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 293.0 miles away from the county 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 196.1 miles away from Salem County 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 69.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New JerseySevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 6, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1889): March 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1889, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New JerseySnowstorm, Incident Period: December 19, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1873): February 5, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1873, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New JerseyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3257): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New JerseySnowstorm, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to February 17, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3181): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3181, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New JerseyTerrorist Attack Emergency Declaration, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3169): September 19, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3169, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New JerseyVirus Threat, Incident Period: May 30, 2000 to November 1, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3156): November 1, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3156, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New JerseyHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3148): September 17, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3148, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New JerseyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 7, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1088): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1088, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New JerseySevere Blizzard, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3106): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3106, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New JerseyCoastal Storm, High Tides, Heavy Rain, Flooding, Incident Period: December 10, 1992 to December 17, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-973): December 18, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Salem County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Heavy Rains: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (12%)
  • Italy (12%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Salem County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Salem County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,089 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 2,712 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 304 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 630 (2%)
  • Other means: 279 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 640 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Salem County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 532 people in nursing homes
  • 252 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 96 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 68 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Salem County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 634 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 287 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 67 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,051.

4.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.71% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($23,577 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($13,167 average AGI)
Salem County:

1.88%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gloucester County, NJ  1.03% ($43,705 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.84% ($34,457)
from New Castle County, DE  0.53% ($30,036)
from Camden County, NJ  0.44% ($34,183)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.11% ($47,533)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.11% ($28,786)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.10% ($45,500)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.36% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($19,099 average AGI)
2.55% relocated to other states ($27,929 average AGI)
Salem County:

2.55%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.93% ($41,746 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.71% ($36,059)
to New Castle County, DE  0.51% ($37,687)
to Camden County, NJ  0.30% ($35,127)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.18% ($129,104)
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.10% ($55,444)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.08% ($40,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Salem County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Salem County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Salem County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Salem County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,294 (9,346 aged, 1,948 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,486 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Salem County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (863)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (757)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (737)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (478)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (394)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (348)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (287)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (275)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (246)
  • Unspecified dementia (228)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8311.140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 168.330
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30655.28

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1020.410
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25.62

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76.87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.57
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,826
  • In family households: 55,493 (11,942 male householders, 5,615 female householders)
    12,620 spouses, 19,720 children (18,228 natural, 501 adopted, 991 stepchildren), 1,776 grandchildren, 498 brothers or sisters, 502 parents, 777 other relatives, 1,634 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,333 (3,596 male householders (2,825 living alone)), 4,137 female householders (3,587 living alone)), 1,600 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,257 (1,019 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,252 2-persons, 4,248 3-persons, 3,533 4-persons, 1,624 5-persons, 569 6-persons, 331 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,412 1-person, 1,145 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

10,368 married couples with children.
4,169 single-parent households (861 men, 3,308 women).

93.7% of residents of Salem County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $361,404,000 ($5531 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,818,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $162,104,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $101,427,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,990,000
Federal grants: $64,043,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,643,000 ($6,115,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,198,000 ($10,618,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,338,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $35,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $212,067,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,049
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,594
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +361
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,347
Here +20 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Salem County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.42 millions of gallons per day (79% from ground, 21% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 260
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,248
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,290
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,222
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,504
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,141
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,959
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,397
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,525
Rooms in houses/apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 296
  • 4 rooms: 1,353
  • 5 rooms: 3,201
  • 6 rooms: 4,603
  • 7 rooms: 3,759
  • 8 rooms: 2,354
  • 9+ rooms: 2,121
  • 1 room: 138
  • 2 rooms: 388
  • 3 rooms: 1,274
  • 4 rooms: 1,617
  • 5 rooms: 1,422
  • 6 rooms: 1,000
  • 7 rooms: 418
  • 8 rooms: 155
  • 9+ rooms: 149
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 343
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,576
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,584
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,587
  • 5+ bedrooms: 623
  • no bedroom: 179
  • 1 bedroom: 2,132
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,488
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,389
  • 4 bedrooms: 281
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 705
  • 1 vehicle: 4,900
  • 2 vehicles: 8,180
  • 3 vehicles: 2,885
  • 4 vehicles: 794
  • 5+ vehicles: 270
  • no vehicle: 1,667
  • 1 vehicle: 3,232
  • 2 vehicles: 1,401
  • 3 vehicles: 187
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

68% of Salem County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in New Jersey.

Salem County:

67.9%
State average:

62.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41608
  • Northeast: 8701
  • Midwest: 1011
  • South: 9760
  • West: 640

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salem County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.3%)
  • Utility gas (26.2%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.7%)
  • Electricity (21.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 794
Here:

9.9%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 361
Here:

8.8%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 358
Here:

17.5%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Salem County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,422,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,390,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $165,000
    General Public Buildings: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,779,000
    General - Other: $10,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,460,000
    Other Higher Education: $8,881,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,623,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,522,000
    Regular Highways: $5,356,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,472,000
    Police Protection: $3,153,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,753,000
    Health - Other: $2,616,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,204,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,040,000
    Financial Administration: $937,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $751,000
    Corrections - Other: $468,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000
    Libraries: $110,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $79,000
    Housing and Community Development: $64,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $23,000
    Hospitals: $16,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,622,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $351,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,469,000

Salem County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,804,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,002,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,504,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $145,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,021,000
    All Other: $638,000
    Education: $539,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,750,000
    All Other: $2,594,000
    Public Welfare: $1,082,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,999,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $857,000
    Rents: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $800,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,446,000
    Highways: $4,910,000
    All Other: $3,809,000
    Public Welfare: $3,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,500,000
    Housing and Community Development: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,756,000

Salem County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $365,115,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $351,620,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,714,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,639,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,495,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,225,000

Salem County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,500,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,864,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $351,620,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,313
  • Number of aged recipients: 133
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,180
  • Number of recipients under 18: 204
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 846
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 263
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 495
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 601
Salem County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Salem County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED240$168,321206$149,7381,209$164,848208$46,6494$5,921,50086$108,02312$37,917
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$142,80015$150,800104$176,60626$43,4620$06$118,3331$48,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$166,36164$127,000605$181,555162$40,4571$175,00044$96,34124$45,792
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$161,54521$123,714296$175,95919$70,4210$017$94,7651$48,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$191,9175$101,20085$176,4479$62,4440$03$94,6671$65,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$167,68215$209,933
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$211,7508$225,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$190,83313$203,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$87,0002$231,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$139,6671$157,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Salem County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John66274.6 years
William61073.5 years
Mary55779.5 years
James38171.7 years
Charles37874.5 years
Joseph36773.2 years
George30974.8 years
Robert29772.1 years
Anna29680.0 years
Elizabeth28380.4 years
Most common last names in Salem County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27476.7 years
Johnson15575.0 years
Williams13777.0 years
Harris13375.3 years
Jones13375.0 years
Davis12877.5 years
Brown11674.4 years
Miller9974.3 years
Robinson9774.7 years
Wilson9577.1 years
Businesses in Salem County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Burger King2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Cinnabon 1McDonald's3
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Cricket Wireless5RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid3
Dennys1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway4
Econo Lodge1Super 81
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value5
GNC3U-Haul7
H&R Block2UPS7
Hilton1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Knights Inn1

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  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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