Salem is a small city in Massachusetts with a population of slightly more than 43,000. With an average age of just over 39, the city's population skews younger than most cities in Massachusetts. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home. At $1,150 a month, the average rent is a bit below the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Salem has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Salem. The four most common are healthcare, retail, entertainment, and education. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. Salem workers earn an average annual income of around $77K, a bit less than the average Massachusetts resident. Salem's average income, however, is just about on par with the national average ($73,345).
Salem has an average commute time of about 33 minutes. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by just 6% of the population. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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