Salem, MA

42,804 Population
8.3 square miles 5,169.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
5,169.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
39.6%
was 39.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.8%
was 14.6%
 
Percent Under 18
17.8%
was 18.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.4%
was 13.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 5.1
Ranked 14th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
15.2%
was 14.4%
 
Median Household Income
$61,093
was $60,690
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.2
44.2
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
19,435
was 19,306
 
Median Rent
$1,106
was $1,096
 
Total Building Permits
10
was 17
 
Occupied Housing Units
18,070
was 18,029
 
Homeownership Rate
47.7%
was 48.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
10
was 17
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,343.6
was 2,331.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.6%
was 12.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
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
99.3%
was 98.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.3%
was 90.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
38.9%
was 38.0%
 

 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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