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Pros

-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland

Cons

-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Salem Metro Area


Salem is the state capital and an agricultural center. State government buildings dominate a small but attractive and progressive downtown core. Surrounding built-up areas are unremarkable. Local agriculture includes orchards, fruits, grapes, nursery stock, and vegetables; the type of agriculture and rolling, moist terrain make for an attractive landscape.


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Quick Facts About Salem


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Salem is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have Increased by 0.48 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 2.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Salem's population is 154,835 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.90 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Salem is $162,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Salem public schools spend $11,410 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Salem.

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I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... (read more)
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Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... (read more)
re: Salem Rocks! - 12/24/2010
Reading some of these replies, I wonder which Salem they live in, because we've been here for about six years and love it. There may be a meth problem, but tell me one... (read more)
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