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Salem County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2019: 62,385 (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: 185 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Salem County: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (11.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Salem County, NJ (2019)
    • 45,90173.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,10013.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,8729.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5602.5%Two or more races
    • 6741.1%Asian alone
    • 1500.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1430.2%Some other race alone
    • 360.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.1 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years
Males: 29,904  (47.9%)
Females: 32,481  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Salem County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,531 ($45,573 in 1999)
This county:

$68,531
New Jersey:

$85,751

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $806 (lower quartile is $603, upper quartile is $1,039)
This county:

$806
State:

$1228


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,800 (it was $104,600 in 2000)
Salem:

$183,800
New Jersey:

$348,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,300 - $275,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $227,496
Here:

$227,496
State:

$433,865

Townhouses or other attached units: $139,357
Here:

$139,357
State:

$299,752

In 2-unit structures: $320,073
Here:

$320,073
State:

$377,644

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $281,026
Here:

$281,026
State:

$336,923

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,769
Here:

$187,769
State:

$336,746

Mobile homes: $39,539
Here:

$39,539
State:

$77,853

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,885
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $789

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:

  • 1997: 99 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1998: 138 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1999: 141 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2017: 40 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2018: 63 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2019: 68 buildings, average cost: $151,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Salem, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Salem, NJ
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,951 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,715 (3.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Salem, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Salem, NJ in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Salem, NJ in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.4%
Salem County:

12.4%
New Jersey:

9.2%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.6% for American Indian residents, 36.2% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.1 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 41.1 years old, American Indian residents: 72.5 years old, Asian residents: 45.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 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 November 2020:
Here:

10.4%
New Jersey:

9.9%

Unemployment by year in Salem, NJ
County total employment by year in Salem, NJ
County average yearly wages by year in Salem, NJ

Current college students: 2,436
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,642 (82.5% naturalized citizens)

Salem County:

2.6%
Whole state:

23.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4612010 or later
  • 7122000 to 2009
  • 4161990 to 1999
  • 2441980 to 1989
  • 2521970 to 1979
  • 492Before 1970

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: 20,323
  • One, attached: 1,399
  • Two: 452
  • 3 or 4: 1,167
  • 5 to 9: 576
  • 10 to 19: 1,699
  • 20 to 49: 280
  • 50 or more: 721
  • Mobile homes: 986

Housing units in Salem County with a mortgage: 10,341 (52 second mortgage, 1,245 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,126

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

65.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Salem County

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-
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 significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from Salem County center
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 the county center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 303.9 miles away from Salem 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
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 Jersey Tropical Storm Isaias, Incident Period: August 4, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4574-NJ: December 11, 2020, FEMA Id: 4574, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Jersey Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4488-NJ: March 25, 2020, FEMA Id: 4488, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 30, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4070: July 19, 2012, FEMA Id: 4070, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2011 to August 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4033: September 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 4033, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 06, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1889: March 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1889, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 19, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1873: February 05, 2010, FEMA Id: 1873, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Salem County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
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, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Salem

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,623 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,281 (9.9%)
  • Bus: 222 (1.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 32 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 222 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 589 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 929 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Salem County


  • Italian (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

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 $66,445.

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.91% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($29,246 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($16,517 average AGI)
Salem County:

1.78%
New Jersey average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from New Castle County, DE  0.31% ($48,278)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.17% ($43,651)
from Delaware County, PA  0.14% ($44,514)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.13% ($34,647)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
2.74% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($23,470 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($29,373 average AGI)
Salem County:

2.64%
New Jersey average:

2.98%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Camden County, NJ  0.42% ($41,962)
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.16% ($48,275)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.13% ($45,727)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.12% ($36,367)

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 2019: 11.2

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 population in Salem County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Salem County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Salem County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,025)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (972)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (847)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (674)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (523)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (462)
  • Congestive heart failure (358)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (358)
  • Unspecified dementia (351)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (339)

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: 8,311
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 168
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,655

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,076
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,020
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
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: 62,385
  • Male householders: 11,303 (3,024 living alone), Female householders: 13,101 (3,909 living alone)
  • 11,954 spouses (11,873 opposite-sex spouses), 1,414 unmarried partners, (1,414 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,757 children (16,601 natural, 873 adopted, 1,283 stepchildren), 1,912 grandchildren, 514 brothers or sisters, 674 parents, 0 foster children, 392 other relatives, 884 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,480

Size of family households: 8,194 2-persons, 3,798 3-persons, 2,454 4-persons, 1,799 5-persons, 535 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,933 1-person, 460 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 14 6-persons.

7,166 married couples with children.
4,198 single-parent households (1,661 men, 2,537 women).

91.8% of residents of Salem speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $361,404,000 ($5,531 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:

6.9
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Year house built in Salem County, New Jersey
  • 7732014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 1,4422000 to 2009
  • 2,4991990 to 1999
  • 3,4021980 to 1989
  • 4,3621970 to 1979
  • 3,0471960 to 1969
  • 4,7721950 to 1959
  • 1,5441940 to 1949
  • 5,5881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem County, New Jersey
  • 541 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 783 rooms
  • 9584 rooms
  • 2,4945 rooms
  • 3,6116 rooms
  • 4,1267 rooms
  • 2,6018 rooms
  • 3,5459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
  • 871 room
  • 2122 rooms
  • 1,3133 rooms
  • 1,5624 rooms
  • 1,5805 rooms
  • 8156 rooms
  • 7507 rooms
  • 2838 rooms
  • 3359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem County, New Jersey
  • 54no bedroom
  • 2131 bedroom
  • 2,9702 bedrooms
  • 9,4513 bedrooms
  • 3,8444 bedrooms
  • 9355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem County, New Jersey
  • 87no bedroom
  • 2,3501 bedroom
  • 1,8862 bedrooms
  • 1,9623 bedrooms
  • 5284 bedrooms
  • 1245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 350no vehicle
  • 3,1251 vehicle
  • 7,6412 vehicles
  • 3,5803 vehicles
  • 1,8104 vehicles
  • 9615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Salem County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,796no vehicle
  • 3,4411 vehicle
  • 1,2482 vehicles
  • 4163 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles

89.8% of Salem County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in New Jersey.

Salem County:

89.8%
State average:

89.8%

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

  • This state: 41,854
  • Other state: 17,310
  • Northeast: 8,086
  • Midwest: 893
  • South: 7,634
  • West: 697
Year householders moved into unit in Salem County, NJ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salem County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.7%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.3%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.8%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 418
Here:

7.6%
New Jersey:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 381
Here:

12.8%
New Jersey:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 399
Here:

13.1%
New Jersey:

26.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
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

Salem County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,285,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,472,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,505,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $260,000
    Higher Education - Other: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $631,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $35,266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,051,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,833,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,590,000
    Police Protection: $4,367,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,620,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,734,000
    Regular Highways: $1,775,000
    Transit Utilities: $775,000
    Health - Other: $593,000
    Corrections - Other: $477,000
    Financial Administration: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $170,000
    Libraries: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,800,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $985,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,252,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,129,000
    Other: $2,465,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,143,000
    Health and Hospitals: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,456,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,208,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,535,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,455,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $189,000
    Rents: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $921,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,646,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,585,000
    Public Welfare: $4,046,000
    Highways: $2,795,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,004,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $419,000
    Other: $262,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,092,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,350,000

Salem County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,285,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,472,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,505,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $260,000
    Higher Education - Other: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $631,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $35,266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,051,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,833,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,590,000
    Police Protection: $4,367,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,620,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,734,000
    Regular Highways: $1,775,000
    Transit Utilities: $775,000
    Health - Other: $593,000
    Corrections - Other: $477,000
    Financial Administration: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $170,000
    Libraries: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,800,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $985,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,252,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,129,000
    Other: $2,465,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,143,000
    Health and Hospitals: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,456,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,208,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,535,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,455,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $189,000
    Rents: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $921,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,646,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,585,000
    Public Welfare: $4,046,000
    Highways: $2,795,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,004,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $419,000
    Other: $262,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,092,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,350,000

Salem County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,285,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,472,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,505,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $260,000
    Higher Education - Other: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $631,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $35,266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,051,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,833,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,590,000
    Police Protection: $4,367,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,620,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,734,000
    Regular Highways: $1,775,000
    Transit Utilities: $775,000
    Health - Other: $593,000
    Corrections - Other: $477,000
    Financial Administration: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $170,000
    Libraries: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,800,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $985,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,252,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,129,000
    Other: $2,465,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,143,000
    Health and Hospitals: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,456,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,208,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,535,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,455,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $189,000
    Rents: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $921,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,646,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,585,000
    Public Welfare: $4,046,000
    Highways: $2,795,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,004,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $419,000
    Other: $262,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,092,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,350,000

Salem County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,285,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,472,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,505,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $260,000
    Higher Education - Other: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $631,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $35,266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,051,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,833,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,590,000
    Police Protection: $4,367,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,620,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,734,000
    Regular Highways: $1,775,000
    Transit Utilities: $775,000
    Health - Other: $593,000
    Corrections - Other: $477,000
    Financial Administration: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $170,000
    Libraries: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,800,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $985,000
    Other - Health - Other: $46,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,252,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,129,000
    Other: $2,465,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,143,000
    Health and Hospitals: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,456,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,208,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,535,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,455,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $189,000
    Rents: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $921,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,646,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,585,000
    Public Welfare: $4,046,000
    Highways: $2,795,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,004,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $419,000
    Other: $262,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,092,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,350,000

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

Salem County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"