Salem County is located in southwestern New Jersey. The County Seat is Salem and the largest city is Pennsville Township. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.salemcountynj.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 64,715 and the 2010 census population was 66,083. The land area is 331.90 square miles and there are 199.1 persons per square mile.
81.8% of the population is White, 14.7% is Black or African American, 7.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 86% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $190,200, there are 25,003 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,772, the median household income is $59,718, and 12.4% of the persons in Salem County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,585. Retail sales (in $1000) were $669,436, and sales per capita were $10,146. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.6%.
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