Salem, MA

42,499 Population
8.3 square miles 5,111.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
5,111.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
39.2%
was 37.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.6%
was 14.6%
 
Percent Under 18
18.1%
was 18.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.1%
was 12.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 5.1
Ranked 14th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
14.4%
was 15.5%
 
Median Household Income
$60,690
was $55,780
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.2
45.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
290.1
was 301.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,023.9
was 2,915.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
19,306
was 19,626
 
Median Rent
$1,096
was $1,063
 
Total Building Permits
10
was 17
 
Occupied Housing Units
18,029
was 18,363
 
Homeownership Rate
48.1%
was 47.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
10
was 17
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,331.7
was 2,370.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.0%
was 11.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.5
was 0.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.9%
was 99.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.9%
was 88.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
38.0%
was 37.1%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
77.2%
was 67.4%
Ranked 111th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
7.4%
was 22.3%
Ranked 66th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$130,700,605
$141,730,001
Ranked 36th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$123,478,162
$132,251,852
Ranked 34th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,088
was $3,380
Ranked 116th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,918
was $3,154
Ranked 112th Highest in MA

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