Salem, Oregon 

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Population

163,654

+7.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$46,273

Median Home Price

$284,100

Best Places to Live in Salem, Oregon

Capital city - North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Salem
 $530,000 
2525 Niagra St N
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2636 SqFt
 $199,995 
590 25th St SE
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1896 SqFt
 $349,900 
5989 Culver Dr SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1986 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.


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 0.06%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 8.70% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salem's Cost of Living

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 7.80%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $284,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.39%. 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

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 12.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Salem Real Estate

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Reviews for Salem   34 Reviews
Rain and grey skies... That's Salem - 4/20/2019
Moved here five years ago for work. It was great at first but the rain and gray skies eventually become very depressing. If it's not raining the sky is grey and ugly.... Read More

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Rain and grey skies... That's Salem - 4/20/2019
Moved here five years ago for work. It was great at first but the rain and gray skies eventually become very depressing. If it's not raining the sky is grey and ugly.... Read More

Rain and grey skies... That's Salem - 4/20/2019
Moved here five years ago for work. It was great at first but the rain and gray skies eventually become very depressing. If it's not raining the sky is grey and ugly.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, OREGON
97301 97302 97304 97306

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NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM
$530,000
2525 Niagra St N
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$199,995
590 25th St SE
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$349,900
5989 Culver Dr SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$399,900
5999 Culver Dr SE
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$250,000
830 Eldin Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$312,500
4295 Trapper Dr NE
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$475,000
1630 Saginaw St S
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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