Salem (village), New York

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Buildings on Main Street, Salem, NY.jpg
Buildings on North Main Street downtown
Country United States
State New York
County Washington
Town Salem
Coordinates 43°10′23″N 73°19′42″W / 43.17306°N 73.32833°W / 43.17306; -73.32833Coordinates: 43°10′23″N 73°19′42″W / 43.17306°N 73.32833°W / 43.17306; -73.32833
Area 2.9 sq mi (8 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 964 (2000)
Density 329.2 / sq mi (127 / km2)
Settled 1761
 - Incorporated 1803
Timezone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12865
Area code 518
Exchange 854
FIPS code 36-64771
0964292 0964292
Location in Washington County and the state of New York.
Website: The Village of Salem Government

Salem is a village located in the town of Salem in Washington County, New York. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The village population was 964 at the 2000 census.[2]

The Village of Salem is located in the north central part of Town of Salem at the junction of routes 22, 30, and 153. Part of the county government was located here, including the jail and the Sheriff's Department. The courthouse, formerly housing the jail remains a historical landmark in the town. It was built from an E.F. Cummings design in 1869 and remained as the jail until 2004. The Sheriff's Department opened its new sub-station south of the village on route 22 in August 2007.


The community was settled in 1762 by settlers from New England and Scotland while still part of Albany County.

The Salem Historic District and Revolutionary War Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²)

NY Route 22 (Main Street) passes through the village and intersects County Roads 30 and 153.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 964 people, 363 households, and 257 families residing in the village. The population density was 329.2 people per square mile (127.0/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 54.3 persons/km² (140.7 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the village was 97.61% white, 1.14% black, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 363 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,357, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $31,625 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,233. 4.5% of the population and 4.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.5% are under the age of 18 and 4.3% are 65 or older.

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  1. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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