Salem, NH
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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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Salem is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Salem, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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: 34.10% 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.