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The economy of Salem County, NJ employs 29,119 people. The economy of Salem County, NJ is specialized in Utilities; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 5.15; 1.69; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Salem County, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,947), Manufacturing (3,375), and Educational Services (3,000), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,392), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,224), and Finance & Insurance ($46,411).

Median household income in Salem County, NJ is $61,341. Males in Salem County, NJ have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,802. The income inequality of Salem County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Salem County, NJ. In Salem County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,766. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Salem County, NJ is home to a population of 64,504 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Salem County, NJ is composed of 48,719 White residents (75.5%), 8,584 Black residents (13.3%), 5,092 Hispanic residents (7.89%), 1,340 Two+ residents (2.08%), and 576 Asian residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Salem County, NJ are Spanish (3,609 speakers), Italian (215 speakers), and German (164 speakers), but compared to other places, Salem County, NJ has a relative high number of Hungarian (38 speakers), Other Slavic (143 speakers), and Greek (126 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salem County, NJ awarded 242 degrees. The student population of Salem County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 87 male students and 155 female students. Most students in Salem County, NJ are White (159 and 65.7%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 14%), Unknown (20 and 8.26%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 5.37%). The largest universities in Salem County, NJ by number of graduates are Salem Community College (242 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Salem County, NJ are Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (32 and 13.2%), Registered Nursing (27 and 11.2%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (25 and 10.3%). The median tuition costs in Salem County, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Salem County, NJ is $186,200, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $187,800 to $186,200, a 0.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Salem County, NJ is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Salem County, NJ have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salem County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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