Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area OR Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 409,513
Population in Households 396,925
Population in Familes 320,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,588
Population Density1 213
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 146,395
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 99,043
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 156,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86,380 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 60,015 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,512 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $213,733
Average Home Value $265,061


Median Household Income $50,386
Average Household Income $65,696
Per Capita Income $24,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.87%
Households 0.57% 0.78%
Families 0.4% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.