Salem, Virginia 

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Population

25,521

+3.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$50,590

Median Home Price

$174,000

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Best Places to Live in Salem, Virginia

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Salem, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Salem, VA 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
Nearby mountains
Attractive downtown
Pleasant climate
Cons
Future job growth
Some industrial feel
Air service


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: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Salem city County
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
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 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 10.9% lower 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, Salem city county remained very strongly Republican, 58.9% to 39.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem's population is 25,521 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is Real Estate: $174,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Salem

It's a good time to buy in Salem. Home Appreciation is up 7.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salem is $174,000.

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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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