Salem, Massachusetts 

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Population

42,869

13% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$59,044

Avg. Home Price

$368,500

Best Places to Live in Salem, Massachusetts

Regional center/Capital city - Central Massachusetts coast at the head of Boston Bay
Pros
-Education
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living

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What Bert Has To Say About Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area

Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country. The metro area defined as Boston-Quincy actually includes downtown and areas mostly south of city into Norfolk and Plymouth County. Suburbs to the west and northwest are covered in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area (see page TK); northern suburbs to New Hampshire are covered in Essex County (page TK).


QUICK FACTS

City: Salem
Zip Codes: 01970
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 29 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have increased by 0.30%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 38.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Salem's population is 42,869 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.54%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $368,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.67%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Salem public schools spend $26,947 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 10.2 students per teacher in Salem. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Salem

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Reviews for Salem   4 Reviews
Horrible place for a Family - 3/1/2016
I've been in Salem, Massachusetts for a year now because it brought me up here for my husband's job. Salem may be a great place to visit during Halloween but other... Read More

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Love it! - 3/21/2013
My husband and I move to Salem, MA from Long Island NY five years ago and we love it! We kept on visiting for Halloween and we just decided to move here for the hell of... Read More

Witch City, America - 5/12/2007
We are family friendly, albeit strange. We celebrate Halloween for a month. Check out the Haunted Happenings... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
01970
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