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0.72% growth
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0.66% growth
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1.94% growth
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2.78% growth

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The economy of Salem, MA employs 22,995 people. The economy of Salem, MA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Finance & Insurance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.58; 1.29; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Salem, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,907), Retail trade (2,596), and Educational Services (2,552), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,721), Finance & Insurance ($56,974), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($52,273).

Median household income in Salem, MA is $61,093. Males in Salem, MA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,609. The income inequality of Salem, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Salem, MA. In Essex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,285. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Salem, MA is from the county of Essex County, MA.

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Salem, MA is home to a population of 42,804 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Salem, MA is composed of 31,535 White residents (73.7%), 6,935 Hispanic residents (16.2%), 2,207 Black residents (5.16%), 959 Asian residents (2.24%), and 879 Two+ residents (2.05%). The most common foreign languages in Salem, MA are Spanish (5,427 speakers), Portuguese (548 speakers), and Other Indo-European (524 speakers), but compared to other places, Salem, MA has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (524 speakers), Greek (256 speakers), and Portuguese (548 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salem, MA awarded 2,190 degrees. The student population of Salem, MA is skewed towards females, with 699 male students and 1,491 female students. Most students in Salem, MA are White (1,543 and 70.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (194 and 8.86%), Black or African American (177 and 8.08%), and Asian (66 and 3.01%). The largest universities in Salem, MA by number of graduates are Salem State University (2,190 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Salem, MA are Registered Nursing (214 and 9.8%), General Psychology (151 and 6.89%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (109 and 4.98%). The median tuition costs in Salem, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $910 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salem, MA is $317,400, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $308,800 to $317,400, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Salem, MA is 47.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Salem, MA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salem, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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