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Living In Salem, NJ

Salem, a small town in New Jersey, has a population of just under 5,000. Families with young children are widely prevalent, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. With an average age of just under 36, the town's population skews notably younger than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 33% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $478/month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Salem will save around $5,700 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 27 minutes, the commute time for Salem residents is shorter than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 27% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Relatively few residents walk to work.

Compared to the national average, Salem has a high number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (29%). Further, 6% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Salem: healthcare, retail, and warehousing. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Salem workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $42,000, 7th-lowest in the state. Salem's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.


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