Salem, Virginia 

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Population

25,432

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$50,590

Avg. Home Price

$162,500

Best Places to Live in Salem, Virginia

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate
Cons
-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Roanoke Metro Area

Roanoke is a mid-sized commercial and transportation center located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains in the western part of the state. The city area spreads through a narrow valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The downtown area itself is an American classic with museums, shops and a famous farmer’s market in a lively historic central core known as Market Square. More modern commercial structures surround this core. On the whole Roanoke is more “old” than “new” South, but is bringing in a strong influx of northern migrants (evidenced among other things by a minor league hockey team).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Salem city County
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
City: Salem
Zip Codes: 24153
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salem jobs have decreased by 0.48%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 11.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Salem's population is 25,432 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.06%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $162,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.56%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Salem public schools spend $14,357 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Salem. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Salem

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 2.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Salem Real Estate.

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Housing and taxes - 1/6/2015
When we moved from Glen Allen VA to Salem I had read on here that cost of living including housing was cheaper. Housing is less unless you want a house bigger than 1300... Read More

Quaint town - 7/21/2011
Salem is a lovely town surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Spring, Summer and Fall is exceptionally beautiful with moderate climate and lots of... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, VIRGINIA
24153
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