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    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
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Salem is a suburb of Boston with a population of 43,252. Salem is in Essex County. Living in Salem offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Salem there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Salem and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Salem are above average.

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About Salem...
Population
43,252

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    168
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    32.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    200.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,367.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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