Salem, Oregon 

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Population

164,549

53% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$46,273

Avg. Home Price

$261,200

Best Places to Live in Salem, 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

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
City: Salem
Zip Codes: 97301 97302 97304 97306
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salem is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salem jobs have increased by 3.49%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salem's cost of living is 8.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Salem's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Salem's population is 164,549 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 52.66%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salem is $261,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.39%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Salem public schools spend $10,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 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 11.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Salem Real Estate.

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Reviews for Salem   31 Reviews
Don't like Salem? Consider - 3/18/2015
I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... Read More

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Weather - 12/27/2014
Salem has very consistent weather throughout the year. Quite a bit of fog in the winter, and some rain, and little if any snow. ... Read More

Prisons - 5/25/2013
Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALEM, OREGON
97301 97302 97304 97306
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