Salem, NY


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Living in Salem

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. Salem has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, 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 village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salem who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (13.13%), and management occupations (8.66%).

Salem’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The village 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, Salem has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Salem a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small village, Salem does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Salem is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.74% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salem in 2010 was $26,803, 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 $107,212 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 German, English, Italian, and French .

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