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Welcome to Salem ...

Salem is located in Rockingham County<1>.

When the people of Salem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salemite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salem has a population of 29,878 people<3> (see below for details).

Salem is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Salem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Salem lies within the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Salem: 03079<5>

Websites for Salem ...

Official Website: www.ci.salem.nh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salem had an population of 29,878 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salem had a population of 28,776 people (which is 9.75% of the total population of Rockingham County). This makes Salem the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Salem represents 2.19% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,776 people, the population of Salem increased 2.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,112 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salem.

Communities Also Named Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 122 communities that are also named Salem - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (5), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (8), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (4), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (6), Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (8), Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (7), Texas (8), Utah, Virginia (5), West Virginia (3), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salem.

Communities near Salem ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salem.

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelmsford
      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelmsford
    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<7>
    • North Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salem.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salem.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Salem.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

Looking for more information about Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salem.

Adding Salem to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Salem was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Salem on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salem on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Hampshire

About Rockingham County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Salem: www.ci.salem.nh.us/

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Salem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salem) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7885, Longitude: -71.2009    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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