Salem County, New Jersey Population 2018

Salem County, New Jersey's estimated population is 62,792 with a growth rate of -2.65% 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
201762,792-1,712-2.65%
201664,5041,3462.13%
201663,158-572-0.90%
201563,730-630-0.98%
201464,360-480-0.74%
201364,840-606-0.93%
201265,446-437-0.66%
201165,883-99-0.15%
201065,9826881.05%
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%

Salem County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White51,899
Black or African American8,716
Two or More Races1,703
Some Other Race1,499
Asian594
American Indian and Alaska Native93

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Salem County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Salem County, New Jersey Median Age

41.8


Total

40.2


Male

43


Female

Salem County, New Jersey Adults

There are 50,120 adults, (11,030 of which are seniors) in Salem County, New Jersey.

Salem County, New Jersey Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

33,097

51.31%

Male

31,407

48.69%

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
Married88.4%11.6%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Male55.4%44.6%
Female44.9%55.1%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,2552.671.2
Married11,7903.1888.4
Non Family7,9691.2358.9
Female3,2893.5544.9
Male1,2073.3455.4

3.16

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem County, New Jersey Households

Salem County, New Jersey Education

Salem County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1714.85%
9th to 12th Grade3,8428.59%
High School Graduate17,21538.49%
Some College8,36218.69%
Associates Degree4,0759.11%
Bachelors Degree6,26514.01%
Graduate Degree2,8016.26%

Salem County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,70632,1368,141
Black5,5604,359458
Hispanic2,5631,492169
Other Race78446068
Multiple Races51342274
Asian426365206
Native American844618

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.36%.

Salem County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,319$51,071$33,289
Less Than High School$25,689$26,554$23,821
High School Grad$36,425$44,543$25,479
Some College$42,961$53,125$32,830
Bachelors Degree$56,698$75,507$50,330
Graduate Degree$65,506$78,958$59,152

$42,319

Average Earnings

$51,071

Average Male

$33,289

Average Female

Salem County, New Jersey Language

Salem County, New Jersey Language by Age

Salem County, New Jersey Language

91.54% of Salem County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 8.46% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.11% of the population.

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,8954,4039.19%
Black8,4212,53830.14%
Hispanic4,9151,35127.49%
Multiple1,63046328.40%
Other1,45731821.83%
Asian586457.68%
Native822226.83%

13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.80%

Male Poverty Rate

14.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is Black, with 30.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is Asian, with 7.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.81%.

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.15%
High School11.25%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.92%
Male Unemployed28.04%
Female Employed6.98%
Male Employed4.30%

Salem County, New Jersey Income

Salem County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,341$77,964
Families$77,756$92,193
Married Families$94,134$108,480
Non Families$32,803$45,039

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by War

4,793

Number of Veterans

4,476

Male Veterans

317

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,781
First Gulf War701
Korea541
Second Gulf War488
World War II308

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,242
75+1,221
35 to 541,174
55 to 64898
18 to 34258

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,13010.00%
Black5508.56%
Hispanic842.68%
2 or More516.30%
Other252.36%
Indian2023.81%
Asian173.62%

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Employment Status

Salem County, New Jersey Employment by Age

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Salem County, New Jersey Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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