Salem, Massachusetts

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Salem, Massachusetts
City
Federal Street District.jpgHouse of the Seven Gables (front angle) - Salem, Massachusetts.jpg
Custom House at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.jpgThe Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.jpg
Left-right from top: Federal Street District, House of Seven Gables, Historic Custom House, Peabody Essex Museum
Flag of Salem, Massachusetts
Flag
Official seal of Salem, Massachusetts
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Witch City, The City of Witches
Motto(s): 
Divitis Indiae usque ad ultimum sinum (Latin: To the farthest port of the rich Indies)
Location in Essex County, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts is located in the United States
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°31′10″N 70°53′50″W / 42.51944°N 70.89722°W / 42.51944; -70.89722Coordinates: 42°31′10″N 70°53′50″W / 42.51944°N 70.89722°W / 42.51944; -70.89722
Country United States
State Massachusetts
CountyEssex
Settled1626
Incorporated1629
City1836
Government
 • TypeMayor-council city
 • MayorKim Driscoll (D)
Area
 • Total18.30 sq mi (47.40 km2)
 • Land8.29 sq mi (21.48 km2)
 • Water10.01 sq mi (25.92 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total41,340
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
43,226
 • Density5,211.72/sq mi (2,012.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Code
01970
Area code(s)351, 978
FIPS code25-59105
GNIS feature ID0614337
Websitewww.salem.com

Salem is a city in Essex County, in Massachusetts. It was home of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.