Salem County, New Jersey Population 2020

Salem County, New Jersey's estimated population is 62,145 with a growth rate of -0.37% 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
202062,145-231-0.37%
201962,376-231-0.37%
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%

Salem County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,12080.71%
Black or African American8,35313.19%
Two or More Races1,9323.05%
Some Other Race1,0831.71%
Asian6661.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native1820.29%

Salem County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Salem County, New Jersey Median Age

42


Total

40.5


Male

43.4


Female

Salem County, New Jersey Adults

There are 49,531 adults, (11,182 of whom are seniors) in Salem County, New Jersey.

Salem County, New Jersey Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Salem County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

32,354

51.08%

Male

30,982

48.92%

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
Married86.6%13.4%
All70.5%29.5%
Male64.5%35.5%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female46.7%53.3%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9082.5970.5
Married11,5163.2186.6
Non Family8,2211.2457.5
Female3,0333.4946.7
Male1,1383.5264.5

3.19

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salem County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0384.61%
9th to 12th Grade3,4267.74%
High School Graduate16,68037.69%
Some College8,38318.94%
Associates Degree4,45610.07%
Bachelors Degree6,31814.28%
Graduate Degree2,9536.67%

Salem County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,00931,6368,206
Black5,5014,639581
Hispanic2,7891,722198
Other Race68951383
Multiple Races51547879
Asian441370166
Native American14911448

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,578$52,952$33,194
Less Than High School$25,571$28,245$20,899
High School Grad$35,890$47,159$26,610
Some College$43,038$57,717$32,490
Bachelors Degree$58,516$73,166$51,463
Graduate Degree$68,250$84,018$62,805

$42,578

Average Earnings

$52,952

Average Male

$33,194

Average Female

Salem County, New Jersey Language

Salem County, New Jersey Language by Age

Salem County, New Jersey Language

91.49% of Salem County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 8.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty

Salem County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,3663,7258.03%
Black8,1002,12726.26%
Hispanic5,3921,67431.05%
Multiple1,91061532.20%
Other1,04635333.75%
Asian6356710.55%
Native169158.88%

13.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.64%

Male Poverty Rate

14.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salem County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is Other, with 33.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salem County, New Jersey is White, with 8.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.65%
High School12.08%
Some College9.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.76%
Male Unemployed21.15%
Female Employed5.75%
Male Employed3.51%

Salem County, New Jersey Income

Salem County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,309$83,122
Families$84,323$99,643
Married Families$103,964-
Non Families$34,267$47,508

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

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 45-54.

Salem County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Salem County, New Jersey Veterans

3,813

Number of Veterans

3,535

Male Veterans

278

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,450
First Gulf War599
Second Gulf War444
Korea406
World War II168
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2808.02%
Black3906.21%
Hispanic822.39%
2 or More667.81%
Indian2817.39%
Asian254.93%
Other242.87%

$Salem County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

7.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salem County, New Jersey Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.3%

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

63.35%

Born in New Jersey

95.48%

Native Born

4.52%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.48% of Salem County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 63.35% having been born in New Jersey. 2.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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