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Population (year 2000): 40,407. Estimated population in July 2005: 41,756 (+3.3% change)
Males: 18,745 (46.4%), Females: 21,662 (53.6%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $44,033 (year 2000)
Median house value: $188,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • Hispanic (11.2%)
  • Other race (6.7%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (23.9%), Italian (12.5%), French (11.1%), English (10.5%), French Canadian (8.2%), Polish (7.1%).

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Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Salem,

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

11.9% Foreign born (5.9% Latin America, 3.2% Europe, 2.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,246 (+5.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lynn, (4.9 miles pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (18.8 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (242.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Marblehead, (2.8 miles MA (3.0 miles Swampscott, MA (3.4 miles Beverly, MA (4.5 miles Peabody, MA (4.8 miles Danvers, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 45 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,100
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,900

Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 70.90 W

Area code: 978


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (12.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.9%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,747 (-6.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,022 (28.2%)


 

Crime in Salem by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 8 7 9 7 8 9
    per 100,000 19.8 17.3 22.3 17.3 19.8 22.3
Robberies 26 20 23 22 17 18
    per 100,000 64.3 49.5 56.9 54.4 42.1 44.5
Assaults 82 70 64 51 73 59
    per 100,000 202.9 173.2 158.4 126.2 180.7 146.0
Burglaries 165 120 120 117 135 181
    per 100,000 408.3 297.0 297.0 289.6 334.1 447.9
Thefts 950 885 878 743 717 823
    per 100,000 2351.1 2190.2 2172.9 1838.8 1774.4 2036.8
Auto thefts 157 185 190 117 107 58
    per 100,000 388.5 457.8 470.2 289.6 264.8 143.5
221.5 201.5 203.0 165.5 172.2 175.8


Average climate in Salem, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salem,

Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Salem city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.3 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Nathaniel Hawthorne - (1804-1864), author, Brian St. Pierre - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Nov 28, 1979), William H. Prescott - (1796-1859), historian, Thomas Watson (inventor).


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:
  • SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION,THE (81 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • SHAUGHNESSY-KAPLAN REHAB HOSP HOSP (DOVE AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:
  • BEVERLY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BEVERLY, MA)
  • VENCOR HOSPITAL NORTH SHORE (about 5 miles; PEABODY, MA)
  • UNION HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; LYNN, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 14 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 27 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 39 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 5 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 19 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 21 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)

Amtrak stations near Salem:
  • 16 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 16 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 25 $90,197 $43,294 0 $0
Other Government Administration 31 $85,595 $33,133 4 $6,422
Judicial and Legal 2 $9,265 $55,590 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 99 $528,420 $64,050 0 $0
Police - Other 15 $41,097 $32,877 5 $5,390
Firefighters 90 $401,768 $53,569 0 $0
Fire - Other 10 $38,329 $45,994 0 $0
Streets and Highways 21 $73,818 $42,181 1 $1,085
Water Transport and Terminals 1 $2,445 $29,340 1 $385
Welfare 22 $44,201 $24,109 2 $1,369
Health 9 $35,565 $47,420 1 $1,165
Sewerage 15 $55,872 $44,697 1 $390
Parks and Recreation 18 $57,254 $38,169 16 $11,418
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $18,726 $37,452 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 652 $2,202,930 $40,544 255 $668,132
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 126 $288,913 $27,515 67 $93,651
Local Libraries 14 $42,058 $36,049 26 $16,529
Other and Unallocable 45 $169,839 $45,290 8 $5,000
Natural Resources 0 $0   1 $1,599
Totals for Government 1201 $4,186,290 $41,828 388 $812,535


College/University in Salem:
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,917; Location: 352 LAFAYETTE ST; Public; Website: www.salemstate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 17 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,697)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 18 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 18 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
Public high school in Salem:
  • SALEM HIGH (Students: 1,343; Location: 77 WILLSON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salem:
  • COLLINS MIDDLE (Students: 1,009; Location: 29 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NATHANIEL BOWDITCH (Students: 506; Location: 79 WILLSON STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WITCHCRAFT HEIGHTS (Students: 461; Location: 1 FREDERICK STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALTONSTALL SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 211 LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BATES (Students: 333; Location: 53 LIBERTY HILL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BENTLEY (Students: 319; Location: 25 MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HORACE MANN LABORATORY (Students: 285; Location: 33 LORING AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALEM EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 179; Location: 25 MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: PK - 01)
Private primary/middle schools in Salem:
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 20 HARBOR STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE PHOENIX SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 13 HAWTHORNE BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE GREENHOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 145 LORING AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER 668 (Students: 20; Location: 602 LORING AVENUE; Grades: KG - KG)
  • ARMAGH COUNTRY DAY (Students: 10; Location: 26 LINDEN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Salem:
  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,109,721; Location: 370 ESSEX ST.; 121,846 books; 3,725 audio materials; 4,768 video materials; 205 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Salem: Pickering Wharf (A), Salem Station (B), Derby Wharf Light (C), Hatchs Wharf (D), Hawthorne Birthplace (E), Hawthorne Cove Marina (F), Highland Plaza (G), Kernwood Golf Course (H), Andrew-Safford House (I), House of Seven Gables (J), Salem City Hall (K), John Ward House (L), Jonathan Corwin House (M), Hathaway House (N), Hamilton Hall (O), Cotting-Smith Assembly House (P), Gardner-Pingree House (Q), Ropes Mansion and Garden (R), Essex Law Library (S), Essex Institute Museum Building (T).

Shopping Centers: East India Mall Shopping Center (1), Hawthorne Square Mall (2), Hawthorne Square Mall Shopping Center (3), Highlander Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Salem include: Christian Renewal Church (A), Crombie Street United Church (B), First Baptist Church in Salem (C), First Church Unitarian Church (D), Prophet Elias Monastery (E), Grace Episcopal Church (F).

Cemeteries: Greenlawn Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Harmony Grove Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs and swamps: Peabody Reservoir (A), Thompsons Meadow (B), Forest River Marshes (C).

Rivers: North River (A), Forest River (B).

Parks in Salem include: Derby Waterfront District (1), House of Seven Gables Historic District (2), Downtown Salem District (3), Forest River Park (4), Essex Institute Historic District (5), Charter Street Historic District (6), Crombie Street District (7), Essex Street Mall (8), Gallows Hill Park (9).

Beach: Fort Pickering Beach (A).


Salem compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESX (1230 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MA; Owner: NORTH SHORE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:
  • WMWM (91.7 FM; SALEM, MA; Owner: SALEM STATE COLLEGE BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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