What you need to know about Salem, OR

Salem is located in Marion County, Oregon. The population is 68% White, 1% Black, 3% Asian and 1% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 8% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 18% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $46,273 and the median home value is $181,500. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Salem, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Salem has a Walk Score ® of 40.


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Homes Owned 53.45%
53.45% Complete
Homes Rented 46.55%
46.55% Complete

Real Estate

In Salem, Oregon

Ready to move to Salem? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Salem.
Things To Do in Salem, OR
Salem, OR offers a great place to enjoy the outdoors or lean about the city's historical past.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Salem, Oregon

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Salem rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Salem, Oregon

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Salem.


Most residents are
5-17 Years old


In Salem, Oregon

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Salem.


Bachelor’s Degree 27%
27% Complete
Graduated High School 86%
86% Complete

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