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People

Total Population 2,708
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,284
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,348
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,662

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,000
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $819
Median House Value $144,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 18.2%
Irish 15.7%

Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Metro Area Glens Falls
Standard Zip Codes 12865
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.172
Longitude -73.328

Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SALEM
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station GLENS FALLS AP
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station SARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Salem, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belcher (12865)

East Greenwich (12865)

East Hebron (12865)

West Hebron (12865)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hudson Falls 7,266 $51,946

Salem Public Libraries

Library
Bancroft Public Library
MAIN STREET
Salem, New York
(518) 854-7463
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41 E BROADWAY
518-854-7600
Serves 423 students.

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