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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Salem is a town in Connecticut with a population of 4,162. Salem is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Salem offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Salem and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Salem are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Salem Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Salem

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,719
National
$55,322

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    Salem Reviews

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    We really love Salem! We also love TCCSalem, the church right on the town green. They are invested in families and the community. Don’t miss the Cruise for a cause and Applefest!
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    Salem is located mid way between hartford and the shoreline putting it in a 30 minute commute distance to both major hubs of large employers. Salem has a top quality school system, close knit community, and safe rural environment that is ideal for raising a family. There are many small business and recently a Nationally acclaimed brewery was launched which significantly added to the towns weekend and nightlife offerings as well as making it a destination for people out of town. Both Bradley and TF Green airports are within 60 minute commute as well. Lastly, you can’t beat the view of the night sky - almost zero light pollution makes for amazing display of planets and stars on clear nights
    There are mainly pizza places or fast food joints to work at, aka part time jobs great for high schoolers but not many real jobs.