Salem, Massachusetts

city in Massachusetts, United States

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.