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Salem is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Salem, MA
The latitude of Salem is 42.788N. The longitude is -71.201W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,112.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03079 ZIP code.
6% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $26,170, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $652. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,402.
Libraries in Salem include Kelley Library ... View libraries
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salem between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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