Salem, NY
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Salem is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 929 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salem is the 742nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Salem was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages 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 village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in sales jobs (15.66%), office and administrative support (13.42%), and food service (9.40%).

Overall, Salem’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Salem is worth considering.

In Salem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Salem is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Salem is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.43% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $25,806, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,224 for a family of four. However, Salem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Salem include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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