County: Rockingham County
Population density: 1,163.0 persons per square mile of land area, the sixth highest among the cities and towns in New Hampshire.
Median Household Income: $79,451
Median Resident Age: 44.6 years
Square miles: Salem contains 24.8 square miles of land area and 1.1 square miles of inland water area.
Total Housing Units: 11,892
Average Home Price: $337,100
2018 Tax Rate: $21.61/$1,000 (Department of Revenue Administration)
2018 Property Valuation $ 4,403,238,701.00
- Population 25+ with High School diploma or higher: 92.0%
- Population 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
Cost per student: $14,845.75 (Department of Education; 2016-2017)
Student to teacher ratio: 11:1 (U.S. News 2018)
Graduation Rate: 95.3 percent
Unemployment rate: 3.6% (2017 NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau)
*All Statistics are from 2016 US Census American Community Survey unless noted
Top Jobs by Occupation
Source: New Hampshire Division of Economic Development
Salem is location 33 miles North of Boston, 26 miles from Manchester, 38 miles from Concord, 235 miles from New York City, and from 279 miles to Montreal, Canada. The Town's location offers easy access to I-93 and surrounding interstate highways such as I-495.
Recently renovated schools, with innovative STEM and Tech programs available to Salem and neighboring communities.
The Salem Career and Technical Education Center offer programs in Automotive Technology, Biomedical Science, Business Pathway, Carpentry, Computer Science & Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Digitial Graphic Applications, and Engineering.
- Salem High School
- Career & Technical Education
- Woodbury School
- Barron Elementary
- Fisk Elementary
- Lancaster Elementary
- North Salem Elementary
- Soule Elementary
Salem is located within reasonable distance of many universities, colleges, and programs such as:
The University of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University, Nashua Community College, Rivier University, Saint Anselm, Manchester Community College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northen Essex Community College, and Merrimack College.