Salem, NH
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Salem is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 28,898 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salem is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.05%), management occupations (12.92%), and sales jobs (11.79%).

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.

In terms of college education, Salem is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.17% of adults in Salem have a college degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $37,325, 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 $149,300 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, French , English, and French Canadian.

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