Salem, NH
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Living in Salem


Salem is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 28,888 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the seventh largest community in New Hampshire.

Salem home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Salem real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Salem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salem is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), management occupations (12.38%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

Also of interest is that Salem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Salem is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Salem area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Salem citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.10% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $39,983, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,932 for a family of four.

The people who call Salem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salem residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Salem include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.