NJ

National Population : 333,590,059
New Jersey State Population : 9,202,495

About Salem, NJ

Salem, NJ is located in Salem County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Salem is about 5,235 with about 775 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 10,987.

The Average Home Value is $176,200.00, which is roughly 52% lower than the Average Home Value of $365,627.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 7% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $42,736.00, which is roughly 54% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $93,038.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 26% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Salem is about 19.1%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

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Voting

Salem County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 23.1% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 55.5%
Democratic: 42.68%
Libertarian: 1.2%
Other: 0.34%
Green: 0.27%


Nearby Locations

Pennsville, NJ (7.61 mi.)
Pilesgrv Twp, NJ (9.65 mi.)
Pilesgrove, NJ (9.65 mi.)
Woodstown, NJ (9.65 mi.)
Penns Grove, NJ (10.95 mi.)
Carneys Point, NJ (10.95 mi.)
Greenwich, NJ (12.40 mi.)
Pedricktown, NJ (13.47 mi.)
Bridgeton, NJ (14.14 mi.)
Pittsgrove, NJ (14.46 mi.)
Elmer, NJ (14.46 mi.)
Woolwich Twp, NJ (15.77 mi.)
Swedesboro, NJ (15.77 mi.)
Logan Twp, NJ (15.77 mi.)
Logan Township, NJ (15.77 mi.)
Monroeville, NJ (16.56 mi.)
Mullica Hill, NJ (17.16 mi.)
S Harrisn Twp, NJ (17.16 mi.)
Bridgeport, NJ (18.80 mi.)
Mickleton, NJ (19.59 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 08079
Latitude : 39.531916
Longitude : -75.446286
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 0 ft.
Area Code(s) : 856, 609

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.44
Male Population Estimate : 47.34%
Female Population Estimate : 52.66%
Median Age : 40.6
Male Median Age : 39.6
Female Median Age : 41.5

White Population Estimate : 64.83%
Black Population Estimate : 34.39%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 4.99%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.65%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.05%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.26%
Other Population Estimate : 2.04%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Salem specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Salem County: About 7 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Salem County: About 266 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Salem County is about 43% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 8% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.