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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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Highlights


  • Location: North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland
  • Country: United States
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Polk County
  • Metro Area: Salem

Quick Facts About Polk


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 3.63 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Polk County's population is 79,391 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.25 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Polk County is $219,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.87%.
    SCHOOLS
    Polk County public schools spend $9,807 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.6 students per teacher in Polk County.

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