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People

Total Population 2,694
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,231
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,719
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $150,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 17.7%

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

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
Argyle 3,756 $64,154
Cambridge 1,959 $78,846
Fort Edward 6,241 $54,100
Greenwich 4,911 $69,954
Hudson Falls 7,239 $48,179

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

Salem Public Libraries

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Bancroft Public Library
MAIN STREET
Salem, New York
(518) 854-7463
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Salem High Schools

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41 E BROADWAY
518-854-7600
Serves 423 students.

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