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Salem is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Salem. For links to other places called Salem, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salem is 41.133N. The longitude is -76.166W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 984 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,269.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18601 ZIP code.
27% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $18,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $873.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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