08079 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Salem, NJ (2.81%), Alloway, NJ (1.56%), Quinton, NJ (0.69%), Hancocks Bridge, NJ (0.02%)
County: Salem County, NJ
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 10,812
Zip code population in 2010: 10,987
Zip code population in 2000: 11,844

Houses and condos: 4,958
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,739
% of renters here:

42%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 08079: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 91.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 119 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

2.2% ($3,744)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,755 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,726 (2.2%)

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Males: 4,973  (46.0%)
Females: 5,839  (54.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 08079:

For population 15 years and over in 08079:

Zip code 08079 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 08079

  • Zip code 08079 races chart
    • 6,671White population
    • 3,413Black population
    • 39American Indian population
    • 38Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 10Some other race population
    • 267Two or more races population
    • 548Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 5,983
Rural population: 4,828

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $172,700
08079:

$172,700
New Jersey:

$307,700



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in 08079 zip code as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 08079 to the number of sex offenders is 542 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.1 years
New Jersey median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 08079, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,914 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,914
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $41,942 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$41,942
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.3% for AGIs below $25k, 71.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 55.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $927 (reported on 31.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$927
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,224 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,224
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,386 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,386
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,616 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

+$6,616
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,600 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
08079:

$11,600
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,981 (22% of AGI, reported on 29.7% of returns)
Here:

$19,981
State:

$30,827

Here:

21.8% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 9.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,091 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,091
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,242 (reported on 29.7% of returns)
08079:

$8,242
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,339 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,339
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08079, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,415 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,415
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $37,507 (reported on 85.1% of returns)
Here:

$37,507
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 111.2% for AGIs below $10k, 71.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,048 (reported on 45.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,048
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,317 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,317
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,974 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

+$7,974
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,136 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

+$7,136
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,416 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
08079:

$2,416
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,696 (21% of AGI, reported on 29.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,696
State:

$23,924

Here:

21.1% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $10k, 6.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,801 (4% of AGI, reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,801
State:

$3,242

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,637 (reported on 71.5% of returns)
08079:

$5,637
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,814 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,814
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.4%
Here:

62%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 57.5% for AGIs below $10k, 64.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$46,071
New Jersey:

$70,165
Salem, NJ (08079) map Nearest zip codes: 08072, 08001, 08038, 08070, 08098, 19731.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.7%
New Jersey:

52.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.2%
New Jersey:

5.5%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 834
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,340


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 151 (65 now married, 86 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,359 (813 now married, 1,546 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08079 with a mortgage: 1,455 (71 second mortgage, 150 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 980

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,598
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S671

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

22.8%
Whole state:

11.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.7%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.1
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  • Notable locations in zip code 08079: Salem Country Club (A), Majors Wharf (B), Fenwick Community Ambulance (C), Lower Alloways Creek Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Squad (D), Quinton Ambulance Corporation (E), Lower Alloways Creek Fire and Rescue Company Station 2 (F), Quinton Fire Company (G), Elsinboro Fire Company (H), North Bend Hose Company (I), Mannington Volunteer Fire Company Station 1 (J), Washington Fire Company 3 (K), Union Fire Company 1 (L), Liberty Fire Company 2 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 08079 include: Haines Neck Church (A), South Jersey Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mannington Meadow (A), Elkinton Millpond (B), Kates Creek Meadow (C), Laurel Lake (D), Woodmere Lake (E), Maskells Millpond (F), Jericho Pond (G), Grandad Meadows (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Salem River (A), Keasbeys Creek (B), Horne Run (C), Mill Creek (D), Halls Run (E), Fenwick Creek (F), Deep Run (G), Mannington Creek (H), Malapartis Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 08079 include: Mad Horse Creek Fish and Wildlife Management Area (1), Market Street Historic District (2), Fenwick Monument (3), Maskells Millpond Fish and Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 342010 or later
  • 3042000 to 2009
  • 1921990 to 1999
  • 3931980 to 1989
  • 5681970 to 1979
  • 3801960 to 1969
  • 7451950 to 1959
  • 4721940 to 1949
  • 1,8701939 or earlier

Zip code 08079 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Salem, NJ (08079)

  • 2no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 5692 bedrooms
  • 1,2723 bedrooms
  • 4374 bedrooms
  • 995+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, NJ (08079)

  • 24no bedroom
  • 3991 bedroom
  • 5722 bedrooms
  • 5623 bedrooms
  • 1164 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem, NJ (08079) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 102no vehicle
  • 7501 vehicle
  • 9512 vehicles
  • 4303 vehicles
  • 1284 vehicles
  • 745+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem, NJ (08079) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 499no vehicle
  • 8911 vehicle
  • 2892 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $858.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $146,579.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $172,700
08079:

$172,700
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,800 - $245,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $123,752
Townhouses or other attached units: $105,173

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 18.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,644

Size of family households: 1,159 2-persons, 607 3-persons, 530 4-persons, 244 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,364 1-person, 117 2-persons, 8 3-persons

970 married couples with children.
1,260 single-parent households (184 men, 1,076 women).

96.3% of residents of 08079 zip code speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% very well, 22% well, 18% not well, 14% not at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% very well, 11% well, 22% not well, 13% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (52% very well, 48% not well).

Foreign born population: 234 (2.2%)
(63.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.2%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 20%Mexico
  • 17%Jamaica
  • 13%Portugal
  • 12%Egypt
  • 7%Guatemala
  • 6%Philippines
  • 6%India

Most common first ancestries reported in 08079 (%)

  • 32%Other groups
  • 14%Irish
  • 11%German
  • 9%English
  • 8%Italian
  • 4%American
  • 1%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 92010 or later
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 581990 to 1999
  • 175Before 1990

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 08079 marital status for males
Zip code 08079 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 54%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22%Utility gas
  • 15%Electricity
  • 4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 14,129. Population change in the 1990s: -2,285 (-16.2%).

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


64% of the 08079 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

87% of the 08079 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

4.5%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

3.7%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 95
Here:

23.5%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 84,000Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 71,838Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 69,167Legal occupations
  • 63,295Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 62,500Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 57,639Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 78 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 10 partial 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 ORIGINATED63$161,51759$117,056264$153,29650$56,4012$147,85542$67,3703$44,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$71,0633$169,29325$111,4605$105,4920$02$78,2200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$117,57926$84,838174$154,44652$38,9392$166,93519$71,6924$80,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$168,7444$112,40892$143,5820$00$06$91,8350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$255,9001$50,00020$161,3125$101,2380$01$50,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$109,9255$165,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$396,9002$125,205
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$115,7630$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$126,010

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 08079 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17974.3 years
William15374.0 years
Mary13779.8 years
James10070.7 years
Charles9375.1 years
George9175.3 years
Joseph8972.3 years
Anna7877.7 years
Robert7373.1 years
Elizabeth6880.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 08079 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7376.2 years
Harris6275.8 years
Brown5073.3 years
Johnson4475.3 years
Williams4074.1 years
Wilson3677.0 years
Davis3576.7 years
Jones3275.1 years
Green3274.6 years
Moore2775.0 years
Businesses in zip code 08079
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Cricket Wireless1McDonald's1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1

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