Salem, Oregon 

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Population

175,891

+7.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$46,273

Median Home Price

$354,500

Median Age

35.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 5.4

summer / winter

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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.

Salem, OR Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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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 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Marion county flipped narrowly Democratic, 48.9% to 47.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem's population is 175,891 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $354,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.2%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 19.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salem is $354,500.

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Reviews for Salem   36 Reviews
Beautiful, ideally located, but costly & insular - 9/16/2020
Moved here approx. 4 years ago from SW Michigan, but I've lived in 9 other cities & 5 other states. Salem is a very manageable sized city, with tons of parks, diverse... Read More

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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

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


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, OREGON
97301 97302 97304 97306

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