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Overview

Introduction to Salem, New Hampshire

Salem, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 5 miles N of Lawrence, Massachusetts and 30 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Salem History

Initially settled in 1652, Salem was recognized as the North Parish of Methuen, Massachusetts until 1736. After the boundaries between Massachusetts and New Hampshire were redrawn, Salem was incorporated in 1750. The town was named after Salem, Massachusetts.

Salem and nearby Attractions

  • Canobie Lake Park
  • Rockingham Park
  • America’s Stonehenge
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Peabody Essex Museum

Things To Do In Salem

Salem offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Canobie Lake Park and the Rockingham Park offer various facilities and are popular among local residents. America’s Stonehenge is a 30 acre formation of rocks and an important archaeological site.

Salem Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from the Manchester Airport

Salem Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and North Shore Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,860
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+16,193
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.1%
Median Earnings25+$47,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,699

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,508
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,079
Median House Value$296,500

Ancestry

Irish26.3%
Italian20.8%
English13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
French Except Basque12.5%
Canadian8.8%
German5.5%
Polish5%
Scottish3.3%
Portuguese2.9%
Arab2.5%
Lebanese2.3%
Lithuanian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Russian1.1%
Dutch0.6%
US/American0.5%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
African0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3079
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.78
Approximate Longitude-71.2

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)

StationLAWRENCE
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationHAVERHILL
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atkinson6,829$121,906
Derry33,255$82,302
Hampstead8,553$107,694
Pelham13,189$108,297
Plaistow7,620$82,217
Windham14,238$128,229

Salem Public Libraries

Kelley Library
234 MAIN STREET
Salem, New Hampshire
(603) 898-7064

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Salem Hospitals

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
70 Butler Street
(603) 893-2900
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Salem Public Schools

Dr. L. F. Soule School
173 South Policy St
(603) 893-7053
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Salem High School
44 Geremonty Dr
(603) 893-7069
High
Total Enrollment 1498
Woodbury School
206 Main St
(603) 893-7055
Middle
Total Enrollment 1050
Walter F. Haigh School
24 School St
(603) 893-7064
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
William E. Lancaster School
54 Millville St
(603) 893-7059
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Mary A. Fisk Elementary School
14 Main St
(603) 893-7051
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
North Salem Elementary School
140 Zion Hill Rd
(603) 893-7062
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
William T. Barron Elementary School
55 Butler St
(603) 893-7067
Primary
Total Enrollment 337

Salem Private Schools

Endless Opportunities For Children
47 Pelham Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Joseph Regional Catholic School
40 Main St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
Merrimack Valley Montessori School
111 Lowell Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Salem Boys & Girls Club
3 Geremonty Dr
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Salem Christian School
101 School St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
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