Salem, Massachusetts Population 2022

45,108
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Salem is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 45,108, it is the 29th largest city in Massachusetts and the 980th largest city in the United States. Salem is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,480 in 2020. Spanning over 18 miles, Salem has a population density of 5,439 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salem is $87,095 with a poverty rate of 15.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salem is 37.1 years, 36 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Salem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salemwas:

  • White: 79.21%
  • Black or African American: 6.72%
  • Other race: 5.73%
  • Two or more races: 5.40%
  • Asian: 2.61%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Salem, Massachusetts is 45,108 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 44,480.

Salem, Massachusetts Population 2022

Population by Race

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Salem Population by Race

Salem Population Pyramid 2022

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Salem Median Age

38.2


Total

36.9


Male

39.2


Female

Salem Adults

There are 36,581 adults, (7,125 of whom are seniors) in Salem.

Salem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem Sex Ratio

Female

24,286

56.02%

Male

19,064

43.98%

Salem Population by Age

Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salem Household Types

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salem Households and Families

2.91

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Salem Households by Type

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Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.88%.

Salem Educational Attainment by Race

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$50,212

Average Earnings

$54,068

Average Male

$42,560

Average Female

Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salem Language by Age

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Salem Language

78.49% of Salem residents speak only English, while 21.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.86% of the population.

Salem Language

Salem Poverty by Race

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15.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

18.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem is Native, with 84.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.13%.

Salem Poverty

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Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salem Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Salem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Salem Married by Age and Sex

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Salem 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 45-54.

Salem Marital Status by Race

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Salem Marital Status

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1,609

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Salem Veterans by War

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Salem Veterans by Age

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Salem Veterans by Race

Salem Veterans by Education

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14.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem Veterans by Education

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68.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Salem Employment by Age

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Salem Employment by Race

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Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.11%

Born in Salem

85.53%

Native Born

14.47%

Foreign Born

4.96%

Non Citizen

9.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.53% of Salem residents were born in the United States, with 62.11% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Salem Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Salem Population by Year