Salem is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 29,554 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the seventh largest community in New Hampshire.
Housing costs in Salem are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Hampshire.
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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (13.75%), management occupations (12.78%), and sales jobs (12.72%).
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.
The population of Salem is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.57% of adults in Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $42,460, 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 $169,840 for a family of four.
Salem is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Irish, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.