Salem, CT 06420 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06420: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, CT 06420

Acceptable Alternative
Colchester, CT 06420

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 76
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,658
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: New London County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.488, Longitude -72.272
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 06420 has segments in 2 Counties (Middlesex, New London).

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Salem, CT 06420 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,424
Daytime Population: Workers 825
Daytime Population: Residents 1,932
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 4,414
Population in Familes 3,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 149
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $104,202
Average Household Income $125,090
Per Capita Income $45,748


Total Housing Units 1,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,430 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $301,416
Average Home Value $346,416


Total Households 1,616
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,236
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 0.56% 0.48%
Households 0.51% 0.47%
Families 0.44% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Salem, CT 06420 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06420 to the other 275 ZIP Codes in Connecticut 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 # 193 30th
Population Density # 233 16th
Diversity Index # 164 41st
Median Household Income # 56 80th
Per Capita Income # 94 66th

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