Salem, Virginia 

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VIRGINIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

65,748

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,872,670

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

25,521

+3.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$50,590

Median Home Price

$174,000

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.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate
Cons
-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service

 $60,000 
1155 Polar Ln
Bed | Bath 0 | SqFt
 $234,950 
1928 Connors Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1876 SqFt
 $933,952 
6957 Fairway Ridge Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 4827 SqFt

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).


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QUICK FACTS

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 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Salem, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Salem city county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. 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 $174,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%. 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. 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. Browse Salem Real Estate

The median home price in Salem is $174,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM
$60,000
1155 Polar Ln
Bed | Bath 0

$234,950
1928 Connors Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$933,952
6957 Fairway Ridge Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$49,950
1718 Walden Cir
Bed | Bath 0

$78,000
1900 12 Oclock Knob Rd
Bed | Bath 0

$249,900
3518 Andrew Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$179,200
71 St John Rd
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