Salem employment information

IndexSalemNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$18,659$36,359$28,555
Median household income$27,047$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,942$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,414$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$32,847$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$23,125$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate17.5%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level41.0%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 200% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 163% higher than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector15.0%1.0%
Financial & insurance services5.7%7.7%
Wholesale & retail services21.5%10.5%
Public administration1.9%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.7%2.8%
Education, health & social services13.6%50.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Star, DE7,655$149,205179%
Hockessin, DE13,620$121,432127%
Pike Creek, DE8,142$113,456112%
Mullica Hill, NJ4,437$107,566101%
Townsend, DE2,556$107,292101%
Salem, NJ5,045$27,04749%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Flora, IL5,045$37,92229%
Sheldon, IA5,047$46,64613%
Wapato, WA5,043$32,80339%
Harlan, IA5,047$42,40021%
Cresaptown, MD5,048$40,82024%
Salem, NJ5,045$27,04749%
Source: The Salem, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.