Salem, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salem, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Salem (historical) had a population of 786 as of July 1, 2017. Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 43.1727 and longitude -73.3266 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Salem (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 482 feet.

The Village of Salem (historical) (GNIS ID: 2785015) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Salem (historical) is located within Town of Salem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: New Perth, White Creek.

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Salem, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 786
Daytime Population: Workers 630
Daytime Population: Residents 325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 955
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 786
Population in Familes 628
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 268
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,067
Average Household Income $62,737
Per Capita Income $25,362


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $133,523
Average Home Value $175,000


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -2.52% -0.67%
Households -2.71% -0.78%
Families -3.03% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Salem, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 892 25th
Population Density # 1089 9th
Diversity Index # 993 17th
Median Household Income # 981 18th
Per Capita Income # 867 28th

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