Salem, NH 03079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 03079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, NH 03079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,746
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,880
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,714
  • County: Rockingham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.79, Longitude -71.22
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Salem, NH 03079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,589
Daytime Population: Workers 22,175
Daytime Population: Residents 12,805
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,980
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 29,482
Population in Familes 24,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 1,139
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $81,321
Average Household Income $104,975
Per Capita Income $41,179


Total Housing Units 12,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,783 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,798 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 682 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $316,621
Average Home Value $341,338


Total Households 11,581
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 8,035
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 0.39% 0.45%
Households 0.53% 0.54%
Families 0.39% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Salem, NH 03079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 03079 to the other 243 ZIP Codes in New Hampshire 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 # 8 97th
Population Density # 15 94th
Diversity Index # 15 94th
Median Household Income # 60 76th
Per Capita Income # 63 74th

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