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Salem, OR: What you need to know

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's Top 10 Film Festivals list. Residents also enjoy the family-friendly Riverfront Park, several golf courses and restaurants famous for Northwest cuisine.


Salem, OR City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 160,008
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $47,191
Median Home Price $182,800
Walkscore 40

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Salem, OR Demographics

Median Population in Salem, OR

Median Age 34.8%
Age 18 Over 74.9%
Age 21 Over 70.4%
Age 62 Over 16%
Age 65 Over 12.6%

Race in Salem, OR

  Ethnicity White 80.4%
  Ethnicity Black 1.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 21.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Other 7.3%

Population By Gender in Salem, OR

  Male 49.7%
  Female 50.3%

Language in Salem, OR

  English Only 78.5%
  English Other 21.5%

Economics in Salem, OR

  Median Household Income $47,191
  Median Home Price $182,800
  Homes Owned 47%
  Homes Rent 53%
  Median Property Rent $793

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Commute Types in Salem, OR

  Walked 4.3%
  Worked at Home 4.3%
  Public Transportation 2.2%
  Other Means 2.5%
  Drove Alone 73.9%
  Carpooled 12.8%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 161
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