Salem Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Salem, MA

General Salem Information

State: Massachusetts

County: Essex County

Close cities: Nahant, MA, Danvers, MA, Saugus, MA, South Hamilton, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Wenham, MA, Swampscott, MA, Peabody, MA, Beverly, MA, Lynn, MA, Marblehead, MA

Salem Population (census data)
Total 40,922 (+1.7% since 2000)
Male 18,983 (46.4%)
Female 21,939 (53.6%)

Population Density: 5,050 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 130.1 (US Avg is 100)

Salem Elevation: 9 feet above sea level

Land Area: 8.10 square miles

Median Household Income: $52,472

Zip Codes: 01970, and 01971.

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Salem Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • Hispanic (11.2%)
  • Other race (6.7%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • Irish (23.9%)
  • Italian (12.5%)
  • French (11.1%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • French Canadian (8.2%)
  • Polish (7.1%)
Foriegn Born: 4,809 people (11.8%)
  • Latin America (52.7%)
  • Europe (28.6%)
  • Asia (18.7%)

Local Salem Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Boston Red Sox
NFL Football: New England Patriots
NBA Basketball: Boston Celtics
NHL Hockey: Boston Bruins
NCAA Sports: Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University

Salem School Information

High Schools
Salem High (77 Willson Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Middle Schools
Collins Middle (29 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Other/Private Schools
Bates (53 Liberty Hill Avenue, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Bentley (25 Memorial Drive, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Carlton (10 Skerry Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Horace Mann Laboratory (33 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Nathaniel Bowditch (79 Willson Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Salem Academy Charter School (45 Congress Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem Academy Charter School District)
Saltonstall School (211 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)
Witchcraft Heights (1 Frederick Street, Salem, MA, 01970 - Salem District)

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