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Salem, NJ (New Jersey) Houses and Residents

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

$136,582
New Jersey:

$334,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,742 - $176,194

Salem,NJ index of house prices

Total population: 4,971 (All urban)

Houses: 2,688 (2,078 occupied: 687 owner occupied, 1,544 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

69%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1,030 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $158,932.

Median contract rent in 2017: $374 (lower quartile is $199, upper quartile is $514)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $791


Median gross rent in Salem, NJ in 2017: $444

Housing units in Salem with a mortgage: 350 (22 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 344

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $71,499

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,631

Median monthly housing costs: $877


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Salem, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1943

Median year apartment built: 1953

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,800
  • In family households: 3,713 (303 male householders, 827 female householders)
    388 spouses, 1,565 children (1,488 natural, 59 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 192 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 197 other relatives, 122 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,102 (393 male householders (362 living alone)), 575 female householders (503 living alone)), 101 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 25

Size of family households: 506 2-persons, 333 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 69 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 865 1-person, 40 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

174 married couples with children.
944 single-parent households (55 men, 889 women).

92.2% of residents of Salem speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 60 (1.3%)
(86.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Salem, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Salem, New Jersey
  • 17no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 1482 bedrooms
  • 3563 bedrooms
  • 1124 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, New Jersey
  • 23no bedroom
  • 3381 bedroom
  • 5392 bedrooms
  • 5343 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 16no vehicle
  • 2371 vehicle
  • 2802 vehicles
  • 693 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in renter-occupied apartments
  • 620no vehicle
  • 8971 vehicle
  • 1062 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem, New Jersey
  • 151 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 144 rooms
  • 1225 rooms
  • 2146 rooms
  • 1317 rooms
  • 708 rooms
  • 1149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, New Jersey
  • 251 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 2103 rooms
  • 2784 rooms
  • 3855 rooms
  • 2636 rooms
  • 1847 rooms
  • 418 rooms
  • 789+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Salem, NJ
  • Salem, NJ household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Salem, NJ in 2017
  • 468Less than $10,000
  • 437$10,000 to $19,999
  • 385$20,000 to $29,999
  • 223$30,000 to $39,999
  • 92$40,000 to $49,999
  • 71$50,000 to $59,999
  • 74$60,000 to $74,999
  • 158$75,000 to $99,999
  • 130$100,000 to $124,999
  • 30$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $199,999
  • 40$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Salem, NJ

  • Distribution of house value in Salem, NJ in 2017
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 43$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$40,000 to $49,999
  • 75$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23$60,000 to $69,999
  • 21$70,000 to $79,999
  • 195$80,000 to $89,999
  • 63$90,000 to $99,999
  • 63$100,000 to $124,999
  • 105$125,000 to $149,999
  • 37$150,000 to $174,999
  • 17$175,000 to $199,999
  • 39$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5$300,000 to $399,999
  • 0$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Salem, NJ

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Salem, NJ in 2017
  • 50$100 to $149
  • 165$150 to $199
  • 70$200 to $249
  • 35$250 to $299
  • 139$300 to $349
  • 13$350 to $399
  • 19$400 to $449
  • 51$450 to $499
  • 37$500 to $549
  • 89$550 to $599
  • 15$600 to $649
  • 47$650 to $699
  • 59$700 to $749
  • 190$750 to $799
  • 112$800 to $899
  • 78$900 to $999
  • 137$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,500 to $1,999
  • 138No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 65.4%
Number of people working at home: 23 (1.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 48
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 251
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 168
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 247
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 269
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 101
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 169
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 32
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 26
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 125
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 68
  • 90 or more minutes: 28
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Salem

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,196 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 183 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (1%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 31 (1%)
  • Walked: 73 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 23 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 28.6%Males
  • 11.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 34.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.1%Males
  • 7.1%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Salem, New Jersey
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Salem, New Jersey
  • 42010 or later
  • 312000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 22Before 1970
Ancestries in Salem, NJ

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 172 (5.0%)
  • American: 118 (3.4%)
  • Irish: 59 (1.7%)
  • German: 54 (1.6%)
  • English: 33 (1.0%)
  • African: 23 (0.7%)
  • Swedish: 18 (0.5%)
  • Jamaican: 12 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 11 (0.3%)
  • French: 7 (0.2%)
  • South African: 6 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 5 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 4 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 4 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 4 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 4 (0.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 3 (0.09%)
  • Danish: 2 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 1 (0.03%)

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

Nigeria
Salem:

33.9% (19)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Haiti
Salem:

25.0% (14)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Dominican Republic
Salem:

14.3% (8)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

South Africa
Salem:

12.5% (7)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Other Northern America
Salem:

8.9% (5)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Salem:

7.1% (4)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Salem:

7.1% (4)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Salem:

1.8% (1)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 3,486
  • Other state: 1,008
  • Northeast: 308
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 664
  • West: 19

81.3% of Salem residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76.7% lived in New Jersey.


Salem:

81.3%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 27
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3
  • 7th and 8th grade: 52
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 52
  • 11th grade: 91
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 19
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 583
  • Less than 1 year of college: 32
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 141
  • Associate degree: 24
  • Bachelor's degree: 81
  • Master's degree: 24
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 10
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 35
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 19
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 56
  • 9th grade: 26
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 133
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 23
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 743
  • Less than 1 year of college: 111
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 193
  • Associate degree: 124
  • Bachelor's degree: 154
  • Master's degree: 82
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
Salem marital status for males
Salem marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,078
  • One, attached: 546
  • Two: 303
  • 3 or 4: 148
  • 5 to 9: 236
  • 10 to 19: 125
  • 20 to 49: 75
  • 50 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 19
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 5.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 4.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 19 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Salem
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

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

1.6%
New Jersey:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

36.8%
New Jersey:

25.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability