Salem County, New Jersey Population 2019

Salem County, New Jersey's estimated population is 62,838 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salem County, New Jersey is the 21st largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201862,607-231-0.37%
201762,838-351-0.56%
201663,189-531-0.83%
201563,720-608-0.95%
201464,328-461-0.71%
201364,789-621-0.95%
201265,410-456-0.69%
201165,866-110-0.17%
201065,9766821.04%
199065,2946180.96%
198064,6764,3307.18%
197060,3461,6352.78%
196058,7119,20318.59%
195049,5087,23417.11%
194042,2745,44014.77%
193036,8342620.72%
192036,5729,57335.46%
191026,9991,4695.75%
190025,5303791.51%
189025,1515722.33%
188024,5796392.67%
187023,9401,4826.60%
186022,4582,99115.36%
185019,4673,44321.49%
184016,0241,86913.20%
183014,1551330.95%
182014,0221,2619.88%
181012,7611,39012.22%
180011,3719348.95%
179010,4370.00%

How Many People Live in Salem County, New Jersey?

62,838

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,43480.65%
Black or African American8,47313.29%
Two or More Races1,8812.95%
Some Other Race1,2461.95%
Asian6150.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native1270.20%

Salem County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2019

Salem County, New Jersey Median Age

41.9


Total

40.5


Male

43.1


Female

Salem County, New Jersey Adults

There are 49,694 adults, (11,000 of whom are seniors) in Salem County, New Jersey.

Salem County, New Jersey Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

32,671

51.23%

Male

31,105

48.77%

Salem County, New Jersey Households and Families

Salem County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salem County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All71.4%28.6%
Male65.6%34.4%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female42.7%57.3%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,0382.5971.4
Married11,7023.1988.9
Non Family8,0341.2458.2
Female3,2453.542.7
Male1,0573.4765.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0434.61%
9th to 12th Grade3,6898.32%
High School Graduate16,84037.99%
Some College8,25618.62%
Associates Degree4,1849.44%
Bachelors Degree6,44014.53%
Graduate Degree2,8786.49%

Salem County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,22731,6698,349
Black5,5124,474435
Hispanic2,6611,681195
Other Race72948572
Multiple Races51443198
Asian437376218
Native American1178330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,662$52,336$34,780
Less Than High School$25,330$26,272$21,594
High School Grad$35,639$45,919$25,013
Some College$44,975$56,875$32,837
Bachelors Degree$59,970$75,086$51,523
Graduate Degree$66,611$76,250$64,224

$43,662

Average Earnings

$52,336

Average Male

$34,780

Average Female

Salem County, New Jersey Language

Salem County, New Jersey Language by Age

Salem County, New Jersey Language

91.29% of Salem County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 8.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.41% of the population.

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,9974,3439.24%
Black8,2172,44029.69%
Hispanic5,1851,59830.82%
Multiple1,86159431.92%
Other1,21137931.30%
Asian599477.85%
Native1142219.30%

14.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.03%

Male Poverty Rate

15.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is Multiple, with 31.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is Asian, with 7.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.86%
High School11.87%
Some College8.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.03%
Male Unemployed18.99%
Female Employed6.87%
Male Employed4.41%

Salem County, New Jersey Income

Salem County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,934$81,352
Families$81,487$96,849
Married Families$100,487-
Non Families$34,430$46,593

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Salem County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans

4,376

Number of Veterans

4,047

Male Veterans

329

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,679
First Gulf War680
Second Gulf War473
Korea471
World War II234
Age Group Veterans
75+1,113
65 to 741,098
35 to 541,063
55 to 64862
18 to 34240

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7729.20%
Black4617.26%
Hispanic1173.58%
2 or More607.72%
Other333.54%
Indian3328.21%
Asian173.40%

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Employment Status

62%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.92%

Born in New Jersey

95.08%

Native Born

4.92%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.08% of Salem County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 62.92% having been born in New Jersey. 2.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Salem County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Penns Grove51474884-263-5.11%
Salem51464824-322-6.26%
Woodstown35053484-21-0.60%
Elmer13951327-68-4.87%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990