Salem, MA 01970 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01970: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, MA 01970

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.518, Longitude -70.904
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,789
  • PO Box Addresses: 450
  • Residential Addresses: 18,014
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,392
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,622

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Salem, MA 01970 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,280
Daytime Population: Workers 27,796
Daytime Population: Residents 21,338
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,134
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 42,244
Population in Familes 29,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,036
Population Density2 5,448
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $61,605
Average Household Income $81,087
Per Capita Income $35,485


Total Housing Units 20,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,050 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,839 (49.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,194 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $340,723
Average Home Value $382,329


Total Households 18,889
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 10,126
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.95% 0.88%
Households 0.79% 0.84%
Families 0.67% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Salem, MA 01970 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01970 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 97th
Population Density # 84 84th
Diversity Index # 67 87th
Median Household Income # 370 29th
Per Capita Income # 325 38th

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