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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of renting a house in Salem, NJ?

Renting a house in Salem, NJ comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Salem, NJ?

Houses for rent in Salem, NJ are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Salem, NJ.

Salem, NJ Demographics

  • Total Population4,761
  • Female 2,072
    Male 2,689
  • Median Age31.8

Salem, NJ has a population of 4,761 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,689 of Salem’s residents are women and 2,072 are men. The median age of those who live in Salem, NJ is 31.8.

Average Rent in Salem, NJ

  • Salem, NJ Average Rental Price, May 2022 $1,115 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Salem, NJ is $1,115.

Salem, NJ Apartment Rent Ranges

Salem, NJ Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 May / 2022
Salem, NJ $858 $790 $845 $822 $821 $886 $940 $941 $1,084 $1,115
National $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Salem, NJ is $1,115.

Salem, NJ Households

  • Total Number of Households2,011
  • Family 1,110
    Non-family 901
  • Children 797
    No Children 1,214
  • Average People Per Household2.35
  • Median Household Income$22,125
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$834

According to U.S. Census data, there are 2,011 households in Salem, NJ. 1,110 are family households and 901 are non-family households. There are 797 households with children in Salem and 1,214 households without children. On average, about 2.35 people live in a household in Salem, NJ. The median income of a Salem household living in Salem is $22,125 per year. The median housing costs per month are $834.

Salem, NJ Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Salem, NJ is as follows: 7% have no high school education, 56% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 5% have a Bachelor Degree, and 2% have a Graduate Degree.

Renting a house in Salem, NJ

Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 10 homes for rent in Salem, NJ. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Salem, NJ for rental homes start at $1,200.

A rental house offers flexibility

Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

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