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Salem is a city in Salem County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Hebrew for "peace"
The latitude of Salem is 39.571N. The longitude is -75.467W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,793.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Salem County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08079 ZIP code.
7% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $13,559, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Salem include Broadway Historic District, Market Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.
Libraries in Salem include Salem Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Salem include Sunbeam
Salem County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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