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People

Total Population 4,193
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,987
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.1%
Median Earnings25+ $56,406
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,774

Wealth

Median Family Income $117,796
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 16.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,388
Median House Value $270,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 26.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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)

Station NORWICH PUB UTIL PLANT
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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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 Free Public Library
216 HARTFORD RD.
Salem, Connecticut
(860) 859-1130
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