City At A Glance

#15 LivScore 626
Salem, OR Skyline and Mt. Jefferson

Quick Facts:

Population: 159,291
Median Household Income: $45,272
Average Work Commute: 17 Minutes
Median Home Price: $150,000


About Salem, OR

Salem, the capital of Oregon, is in the state's northwest region in the center of the Willamette Valley, one hour south of Portland. Salem is known for hosting the Salem Film Festival, which earned the city a spot on Livability.com's Top 10 Film Festivals list. Residents also enjoy the family-friendly Riverfront Park, several golf courses and restaurants famous for Northwest cuisine.