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

Local Listings in Salem, OR
 $239,995 
5763 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1253 SqFt
 $239,995 
5763 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1253 SqFt
 $249,995 
5761 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1332 SqFt
 $239,995 
5765 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1253 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
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

VOTING
Marion county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

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 or Find top agents in Salem

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 or Find top agents in Salem

The median home price in Salem is $261,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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

NEW LISTINGS IN SALEM OR
$239,995
5763 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$249,995
5761 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$239,995
5765 Joynak St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$249,995
5709 Karen Lynn Loop S # HTSNE
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

$269,900
2447 Wintergreen Ave NW
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$274,995
Northstar # 6A6HV7
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

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