Salem, Oregon 

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Population

163,654

+7.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$46,273

Median Home Price

$282,600

Best Places to Live in Salem, Oregon

Capital city - North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Salem, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Salem
 $720,000 
12655 Oak Rd NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2410 SqFt
 $400,000 
402 NW Eagle Feather St
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 2169 SqFt
 $269,900 
4428 Samantha Ct NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1331 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Oregon
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Salem
Zip Codes: 97301 97302 97304 97306
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salem jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 1.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salem's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Salem, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Marion county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem's population is 163,654 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $282,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Salem public schools spend $10,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 students per teacher in Salem. More Education


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Housing Market in Salem

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Reviews for Salem   35 Reviews
The best place to live - 1/17/2020
I'm a native 5th generation Oregonian, so bear in mind that I was born with webs between my toes! Anyway, I used to think it rained too much when I was young. Then I... Read More

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We absolutely love it here! - 1/4/2020
We love this city! We moved here from Indianapolis Indiana 5 years ago. It is an hour to Portland, a little over an hour to Eugene, an hour to the coast or the... Read More

Nothing but crime and homeless people. - 1/3/2020
The crime here is rampant. Completely out of control. There are also homeless everywhere and the city is not helping them. The weather is miserable nine months of the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, OREGON
97301 97302 97304 97306

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NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM
$720,000
12655 Oak Rd NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$400,000
402 NW Eagle Feather St
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$269,900
4428 Samantha Ct NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$279,900
4914 Oak Park Dr NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$184,900
3850 Ibex St NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$237,500
1165 Barnes Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$424,999
695 Ben Vista Dr S
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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