Salem Metro Area, Oregon 

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Population

410,091

48% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$48,433

Avg. Home Price

$262,300

United States / Oregon / Salem Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Salem Metro Area, 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


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.


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Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Marion, Polk, 2 total
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
City: Salem, Keizer, 32 total
Zip Codes: 97301, 97305, 97303, 97302, 97304, 97071, 97306, 97317, 97338, 97381, 32 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem Metro Area is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.49%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem Metro Area's cost of living is 8.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Salem Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Salem Metro Area's population is 410,091 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.93%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem Metro Area is $262,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.24%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Salem Metro Area public schools spend $10,326 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.8 students per teacher in Salem Metro Area. Learn More...

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ZIP CODES IN SALEM METRO AREA, OREGON
97301, 97305, 97303, 97302, 97304, 97071, 97306, 97317, 97338, 97381, 32 total