North Salem, New York

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North Salem is a town in the northeast part of Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 5,173 at the 2000 census.[1]



The north town line is the border of Putnam County, New York and the east town line is the border of Connecticut.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (59.3 km²), of which, 31.4 square miles (55.5 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (6.38%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,173 people, 1,764 households, and 1,374 families residing in the town. The population density was 241.5 people per square mile (93.2/km²). There were 1,979 housing units at an average density of 92.4/sq mi (35.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.44% White, 0.75% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 1.12% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.65% of the population.

There were 1,764 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $100,280, and the median income for a family was $109,468. Males had a median income of $68,229 versus $41,910 for females. The per capita income for the town was $48,818. About 1.5% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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