Living in Salem, OR

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Salem SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
8

Salem, OR Crime Report

7,889
Total Crimes
4,586.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
78.56%
Above National Average

Salem, OR Cost Of Living

111
Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Salem, Oregon Info Snack

Salem /selm/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.
Population
166,756
Unemployment
6.3%
Poverty
15.6%
Median Home
$223,200
Median Income
$53,619
Median Rent
$922

Salem, OR Photos

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Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Salem in Oregon

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Map Of Salem, OR

Population over time in Salem

Year Population % Change
2017 166,756 1.9%
2016 163,654 1.0%
2015 161,975 1.2%
2014 160,008 1.3%
2013 157,967 0.7%
2012 156,937 1.4%
2011 154,835 0.9%
2010 153,481 1.1%
2009 151,809 -
Crime/100k Salem OR USA
Violent Crime 418.0 285.5 368.9
Murder 2.9 2.0 5.0
Robbery 102.9 60.8 86.2
Aggravated Assault 279.6 175.6 246.8
Property Crime 4168.1 2894.0 2199.5
Burglary 543.0 389.1 376.0
Larceny 3103.1 2109.9 1594.6
Car Theft 522.0 395.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Salem

White
67.3% (112,174)
African American
1.3% (2,228)
American Indian
0.9% (1,426)
Asian
2.6% (4,414)
Hawaiian
1.3% (2,163)
Other
0.1% (125)
Two Or More
3.5% (5,876)
Hispanic
23.0% (38,350)
Race Salem OR USA
White 67.3% 76.0% 61.1%
African American 1.3% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.6% 4.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 1.3% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 3.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 23.0% 12.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Salem, Oregon

Less than $10,000
5.7% (952,045)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.5% (755,378)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.3% (1,721,112)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (1,956,889)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (2,398,550)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.7% (3,285,506)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.0% (2,165,009)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.1% (2,186,240)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (717,386)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (537,481)
Income Salem OR USA
Less than $10,000 5.7% 6.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.3% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 13.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.7% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.0% 13.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.1% 14.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 5.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 5.7% 7.0%

Gender in Salem

Female
49.4% (82,418)
Male
50.6% (84,338)
Gender Salem OR USA
Female 49.4% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 50.6% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salem for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (11,672)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (11,672)
High School / GED
25.0% (41,689)
Some College
26.0% (43,356)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (13,340)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (28,348)
Master's Degree
7.0% (11,672)
Professional Degree
2.0% (3,335)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,667)
Education Salem OR USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 23.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 26.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Salem

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Nestled in the lush and colorful Willamette Valley--just 50 miles south of Portland you'll find Salem, Oregon's capital. With low crime, a sprawling economy, great wages, and highly educated work force, Salem makes for a vibrant community to raise a family, or meet that special someone. The recreational opportunities, year-round are truly unsurpassed. Ranging from the pacfic northwest's majestic cascade range--which offers excellent snow-sports and hiking, to oregon's picturesque oregon coast--with awe-inspiring cliffs, and scenic beauty that rivals any other beaches found on the east coast.

Cultural diversity, natural beauty, and good drivers!

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