Salem (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°31′10″N 70°53′50″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
Settled 1626
Incorporated 1629
City 1836
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Code 01970
Area code(s) 351, 978
FIPS code 25-59105
GNIS feature ID 0614337
Government (Type) Mayor-council city
Government (Mayor) Kim Driscoll (D)
Government (Total) 18.30 sq mi (47.40 km2)
Government (Land) 8.29 sq mi (21.48 km2)
Government (Water) 10.01 sq mi (25.92 km2)
Area (Total) 18.30 sq mi (47.40 km2)
Area (Land) 8.29 sq mi (21.48 km2)
Area (Water) 10.01 sq mi (25.92 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 44,480
Population (2020) (Density) 5,362.91/sq mi (2,070.66/km2)

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Salem (/ˈseɪləm/SAY-ləm) is a historic coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, located in the North Shore region. Continuous settlement by Europeans began in 1626 with English colonists. Salem would become one of the most significant seaports trading commodities and slaves in early American history. Today Salem is a residential and tourist area that is home to the House of Seven Gables, Salem State University, Pioneer Village, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem Willows Park, and the Peabody Essex Museum. It features historic residential neighborhoods in the Federal Street District and the Charter Street Historic District. The city's population was 44,480 at the 2020 census.

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