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Salem is a city in Salem County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Hebrew for "peace"

The latitude of Salem is 39.571N. The longitude is -75.467W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,793.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,846
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salem demographic reports
Salem is on Salem Creek near its confluence with the Delaware River
Settled as a Quaker colony by John Fenwick in 1675
In 1820, when many believed tomatoes to be poisonous, Col. Robert Gibbon Johnson ate at least one (some say a bushel) on the steps of the Salem courthouse. His survival is said to have convinced farmers to begin growing the plant
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 76. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 13.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Goose Goslin, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salem web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Mott State Park
Wildlife: Mannington Meadows Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Salem County Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Salem County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08079 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $13,559, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

8% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Salem include Broadway Historic District, Market Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries in Salem include Salem Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Salem include Sunbeam

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Salem County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.

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The average commute time for Salem workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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