Salem, Connecticut

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Salem, Connecticut

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High Points

Salem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 6% Salem College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Salem, Connecticut

Comparing Salem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Age of the Population 5 3
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 10


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to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06420
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.49
Longitude -72.275

Salem Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station GROTON
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Salem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,858 100%
Male 1,923 49.8%
Female 1,935 50.2%
Under 18 1,136 29.4%
18+ 2,722 70.6%
65+ 253 6.6%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.2
White 3,684 95.5%
African-American 32 0.8%
Asian 57 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.6%
Other 11 0.3%
Mixed Race 51 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 47 1.2%

Estimated Salem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,094
Growth 236
Growth % 6.1%

Salem Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 17.8%
Irish 14.8%
Italian 12%
Polish 10.8%
German 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
French (except Basque) 4.5%
French Canadian 4.4%
US/American 3.4%
Danish 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Russian 1%
Greek 1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Maltese 0.7%
Armenian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
British 0.2%
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Salem Free Public Library
Salem, Connecticut
(860) 859-1130
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