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Residential community

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$58,090
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salem demographic reports
Salem is on the Massachusetts border
Site of Mystery Hill, a complex of stone walls and chambers sometimes called America's Stonehenge
Well-known residents have included:
· Katie King, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's
Nearby parks & recreation: Canobie Lake Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above 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 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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $26,170, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $652.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,402.


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Libraries in Salem include Kelley Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Salem include Holiday Inn Hotels, Red Roof Inn.

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