Salem Metro Area, Oregon 

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Population

410,119

+6.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$48,433

Median Home Price

$292,350

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. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the Salem metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Salem
 $259,000 
407 Kestrel St N
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1340 SqFt
 $235,000 
1516 Seattle Slew Dr SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1036 SqFt
 $279,900 
1067 Pali Dr NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1721 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.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Oregon
County: Marion, Polk, 2 total
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Salem, Keizer, 33 total
Zip Codes: 97301, 97305, 97303, 97302, 97304, 97306, 97071, 97317, 97338, 97381, 32 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem Metro Area is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salem Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem Metro Area's cost of living is 4.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salem Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the Salem metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
The Salem metro area voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salem Metro Area's population is 410,119 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem Metro Area is $292,350. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.8%. 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. More Education


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

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NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM
$259,000
407 Kestrel St N
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$235,000
1516 Seattle Slew Dr SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$279,900
1067 Pali Dr NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$260,000
3255 Bell Rd NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$514,900
7794 Katherine St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$1,995,000
3781 Shropshire Way S
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$560,000
570 Madrona Ave SE
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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