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Salem, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Salem is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 44.9237 and longitude -123.0232. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Salem, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salem, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Salem indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Chemeketa.

The City of Salem is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 44.9237 and longitude -123.0232. Polk County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Salem, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salem, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Salem indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Chemeketa.

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Salem, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 158,073
Population in Households 149,713
Population in Familes 116,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,360
Population Density1 3,300
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 58,488
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 36,725
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 62,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,872 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,616 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,078 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $188,513
Average Home Value $215,281
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,462
Average Household Income $61,456
Per Capita Income $23,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.52% 0.61%
Households 0.49% 0.63%
Families 0.3% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.

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Salem, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salem to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 58 85th
Diversity Index2 # 39 90th
Median Household Income # 179 53rd
Per Capita Income # 169 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.