North Salem is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,198 people and just one neighborhood, North Salem is the 316th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
North Salem home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but North Salem real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
North Salem is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Salem is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Salem who work in management occupations (18.08%), sales jobs (15.30%) and office and administrative support (11.12%).
Of important note, North Salem is also a town of artists. North Salem has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape North Salem’s character.
Also of interest is that North Salem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
North Salem’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, North Salem has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes North Salem a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In North Salem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though North Salem is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.