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, 2017)


Total Population 418,765
Daytime Population: Workers 184,825
Daytime Population: Residents 224,020
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 408,845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 406,125
Population in Familes 327,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,640
Population Density2 218
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $53,512
Average Household Income $70,024
Per Capita Income $25,598


Total Housing Units 159,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,231 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,994 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,892 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $227,187
Average Home Value $273,333


Total Households 149,225
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 100,928
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 0.99%
Households 0.76% 0.93%
Families 0.61% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.64%