Salem, NJ Overview

Salem City is located in west central Salem County and is the county‚Äôs second largest municipality in terms of population and serves as the Salem County seat of government.  Largely residential with some of commercial and industrial activity, this township embodies classic appearance and feeling of a quaint New England village.  Historic Salem balances local retail amenities with excellent schools, recreation programs, social and civic groups, a charming Main Street district, and a strong community spirit for an outstanding quality of life.


Population Growth (since 2000)-16%
Population Density (ppl / mile)2,088.00
Household Size (ppl)2.36
Households w/ Children31%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency34%
Median Year in Residency3.11

Housing Inventory

Salem, NJ Housing Inventory 1,3284767231,328476

Market Overview

76 listings with an estimated median price of $187,000

$0 - 100K19
$100K - 200K21
$200K - 300K11
$300K - 400K5
$400K - 500K5
$500K - 600K3
$600K - 700K3
$700K - 800K1
$900K - 1M2
$1M - Max6
Property TypeCount
Single Family39
Lots and Land9
Multi Family11

(Data as of 5/27/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Salem, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 4,893


Median Age: 35.33

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Salem, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Salem, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Salem, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Salem, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 4452641022371394791,4634452641022371,463

Employment and Finance


Salem, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $26,747)

Salem, NJ Income by dollar range 370279162160156137818536857917113339551355

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Salem, NJ Crime

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