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The county was named for the settlement of New Salem

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The county is in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 65,346. This was an increase of  1.65% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$45,573
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salem County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Salem County was $28,977. This was an increase of 16.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 94% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Salem
Census 2000 highlights: Smallest county in the state (by population)

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18% of Salem County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Salem County include Alliance Cemetery, Alloway Baptist Cemetery, Alloway Methodist Church Cemetery, Canton Baptist Cemetery, Cemetery - Name Unknown, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, County Home Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Finns Point National Cemetery, Jordantown Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Salem County include Alloway, Auburn, Carneys Point, Cohansey, Deepwater, Elmer, Elsinboro, Hancocks Bridge, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington ... View communities

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School districts in Salem County include Alloway Township, Elmer Borough, Elsinboro Township, Lower Alloways Creek Town, Mannington Township, Oldmans Township, Penns Grove-Carneys Point, Pennsville Township, Pittsgrove Township, Quinton Township ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Salem County include Elmer Public Library, Penns Grove-Carney's Pt. Library, Pennsville Public Library, Salem Free Public Library, Woodstown-Pilesgrove Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Salem County include Sunbeam ... View newspapers

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Politics

Salem County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem County political report.

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Hotels in Salem County include Holiday Inn Express

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