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Salem, Massachusetts
Newburyport, Massachusetts
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Salem is 140% more densely populated than Newburyport.
People are 15% less likely to be married in Newburyport.
The Median Age is 9.0 years younger in Salem.

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PEOPLE
 Salem, MANewburyport, MAUnited States
 Population42,86917,982321,418,820
 Population - 201040,96417,288308,745,538
 Population - 200040,40717,189285,036,114
 Population - 199038,09116,317251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now12.54%10.20%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.09%4.61%12.76%
 Pop. Density5,1772,15491
 Land Area883,531,905
 Water Area102264,837
 Median Age37.146.137.4
 Female Population53.51%53.38%50.81%
 Male Population46.49%46.62%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Salem, MANewburyport, MAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.31%5.68%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.99%5.53%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.58%5.99%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.07%3.28%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.96%1.83%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.49%3.21%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.26%10.31%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.67%12.50%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.93%17.06%14.09%
 Age 55 to 597.49%8.97%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.17%8.07%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.20%9.98%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.43%5.27%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.45%2.34%1.85%
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 RACE
 Salem, MANewburyport, MAUnited States
 White74.42%94.29%62.77%
 Black4.95%0.75%12.24%
 Asian2.17%1.05%4.95%
 Native American0.15%0.00%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.26%0.69%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.09%0.59%2.13%
 Hispanic15.96%2.63%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic84.04%97.37%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Salem, MANewburyport, MAUnited States
 Households18,1487,395116,211,000
 Family Households9,7164,35776,958,100
 Non Family Households8,4323,03839,253,000
 Household Size2.232.342.63
 Married Population38.82%53.35%50.58%
 Single Population61.18%46.65%49.42%
 Now Married35.77%52.10%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.06%1.26%2.17%
 Never Married43.79%26.06%32.55%
 Widowed6.28%7.29%5.95%
 Divorced11.11%13.30%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.18%33.28%31.68%
 Married, no children39.11%47.74%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.78%10.21%16.94%
 Single, no children14.93%8.77%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Salem

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Comments about Newburyport

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