Living in Salem, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Salem SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
5

Salem, MA Crime Report

907
Total Crimes
2,078.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-19.07%
Below National Average

Salem, MA Cost Of Living

131
Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Salem, Massachusetts Info Snack

Salem is a coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, located on Massachusetts' North Shore. It is a New England bedrock of history and is considered one of the most significant seaports in Puritan American history.
Population
43,302
Unemployment
4.4%
Poverty
15.1%
Median Home
$347,200
Median Income
$65,565
Median Rent
$1,237

Salem, MA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Salem in Massachusetts

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Map Of Salem, MA

Population over time in Salem

Year Population % Change
2017 43,302 0.4%
2016 43,146 0.8%
2015 42,804 0.7%
2014 42,499 0.4%
2013 42,321 0.9%
2012 41,926 0.7%
2011 41,641 1.2%
2010 41,163 0.5%
2009 40,964 -
Crime/100k Salem MA USA
Violent Crime 190.2 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 50.4 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 128.3 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 1888.4 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 220.0 200.8 376.0
Larceny 1576.8 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 91.7 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Salem

White
70.8% (30,641)
African American
4.3% (1,873)
American Indian
0.3% (117)
Asian
2.0% (885)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (201)
Two Or More
2.7% (1,190)
Hispanic
19.4% (8,395)
Race Salem MA USA
White 70.8% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 4.3% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.0% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.4% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Salem, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
6.2% (268,766)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.8% (293,717)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.2% (400,178)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (374,989)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.1% (392,812)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (754,018)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.7% (552,028)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.0% (694,847)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.7% (331,739)
$200,000 or more
6.2% (267,102)
Income Salem MA USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.2% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.1% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.7% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.0% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.7% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 6.2% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Salem

Female
54.5% (23,618)
Male
45.5% (19,684)
Gender Salem MA USA
Female 54.5% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.5% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salem for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,732)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (1,732)
High School / GED
26.0% (11,258)
Some College
19.0% (8,227)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,598)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (10,825)
Master's Degree
12.0% (5,196)
Professional Degree
2.0% (866)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (866)
Education Salem MA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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