Salem SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8

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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
161,975
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
17.2%
Median Home
$188,900
Median Income
$49,126
Median Rent
$819

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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.

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Rankings for Salem in Oregon

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Map Of Salem, OR

Population over time in Salem

Year Population % Change
2016 161,975 1.2%
2015 160,008 1.3%
2014 157,967 0.7%
2013 156,937 1.4%
2012 154,835 0.9%
2011 153,481 1.1%
2010 151,809 -

Crime in Salem Per 100k

Crime Salem OR USA
Violent Crime 378.0 281.8 382.9
Murder 3.5 2.5 5.3
Robbery 98.5 58.7 98.0
Aggravated Assault 250.1 172.3 248.9
Property Crime 4243.2 2986.5 2362.0
Burglary 529.0 427.4 430.4
Larceny 3206.4 2145.3 1694.0
Car Theft 507.8 413.7 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Salem

White
68.8% (111,483)
African American
1.3% (2,077)
American Indian
0.7% (1,121)
Asian
2.8% (4,537)
Hawaiian
1.1% (1,706)
Other
0.1% (146)
Two Or More
3.5% (5,742)
Hispanic
21.7% (35,163)
Race Salem OR USA
White 68.8% 77.0% 60.6%
African American 1.3% 1.8% 10.4%
American Indian 0.7% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 4.0% 4.3%
Hawaiian 1.1% 0.4% 0.1%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 3.5% 3.5% 2.5%
Hispanic 21.7% 12.4% 17.3%

Household Income For Salem, Oregon

Less than $10,000
7.0% (11,338)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (8,908)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.9% (17,655)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.0% (19,437)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.2% (24,620)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (32,233)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.6% (20,408)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.0% (17,817)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (5,507)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (3,887)
Income Salem OR USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 6.9% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.9% 10.6% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.0% 10.5% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.2% 13.9% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 18.6% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.6% 12.7% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.0% 13.0% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.5% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 4.3% 5.7%

Gender in Salem

Female
50.3% (81,537)
Male
49.7% (80,437)
Gender Salem OR USA
Female 50.3% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 49.7% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salem for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.1% (9,905)
9-12th Grade
6.7% (10,924)
High School / GED
25.0% (40,572)
Some College
27.3% (44,147)
Associate's Degree
7.9% (12,720)
Bachelor's Degree
16.5% (26,753)
Master's Degree
7.3% (11,827)
Professional Degree
1.9% (3,081)
Doctorate Degree
1.3% (2,042)
Education Salem OR USA
< 9th Grade 6.1% 3.9% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 6.7% 6.2% 7.4%
High School / GED 25.0% 23.9% 27.5%
Some College 27.3% 26.2% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.9% 8.5% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 16.5% 19.6% 18.8%
Master's Degree 7.3% 8.3% 8.2%
Professional Degree 1.9% 2.1% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.3% 1.5% 1.3%

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