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Salem city, Massachusetts

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Salem city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 43,226
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 43,226
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 41,312
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 41,340
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
Female persons, percent
54.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,607
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 14.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 51.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $367,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,206
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $881
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,289
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 18,437
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.25
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 22.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,417
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 764,377
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 132,957
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 147,940
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 469,570
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,122
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $68,808
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,400
Persons in poverty, percent
14.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 4,058
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,207
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,398
Minority-owned firms, 2012 505
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,413
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 686
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,205
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4,992.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 8.28
FIPS Code 2559105
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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