Salem, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Salem, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
43,252
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
14.7%
Median Home
$367,200
Median Income
$68,808
Median Rent
$1,289

Salem SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Salem, MA Crime Report

835
Total Crimes
1,922.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-22.39%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Salem
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 835 1,922.1 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 108 248.6 327.6 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.2 5.0
Robbery 21 48.3 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 73 168.0 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 727 1,673.5 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 87 200.3 179.0 340.5
Larceny 594 1,367.3 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 46 105.9 89.0 219.9

Salem, MA Cost Of Living

131
Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Salem Massachusetts National Average
Overall 131 131 100
Services 130 122 100
Groceries 108 109 100
Health 118 121 100
Housing 155 165 100
Transportation 111 107 100
Utilities 115 114 100

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Rankings for Salem in Massachusetts

Map Of Salem, MA

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Population over time in Salem

Year Population % Change
2019 43,252 -0.1%
2018 43,302 0.4%
2017 43,146 0.8%
2016 42,804 0.7%
2015 42,499 0.4%
2014 42,321 0.9%
2013 41,926 0.7%
2012 41,641 1.2%
2011 41,163 0.5%
2010 40,964 -

Race / Ethnicity in Salem

White
71.8% (31,076)
African American
4.7% (2,040)
American Indian
0.3% (144)
Asian
2.5% (1,085)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (126)
Two Or More
2.5% (1,071)
Hispanic
17.8% (7,710)
Race Salem MA USA
White 71.8% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 4.7% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.5% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 17.8% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in Salem

Female
54.7% (23,638)
Male
45.3% (19,614)
Gender Salem MA USA
Female 54.7% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.3% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salem for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,162)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (1,730)
High School / GED
25.0% (10,813)
Some College
17.0% (7,352)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,595)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (11,245)
Master's Degree
13.0% (5,622)
Professional Degree
2.0% (865)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (865)
Education Salem MA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Salem, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
6.0% (258,287)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (268,374)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.2% (356,347)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.1% (394,351)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.3% (316,701)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (753,045)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.2% (569,123)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.7% (764,305)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.8% (335,234)
$200,000 or more
7.2% (309,428)
Income Salem MA USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.2% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.1% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.3% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.2% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.7% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.8% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 7.2% 13.2% 7.7%

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