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Population in 2012: 157,429 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.0%
 

Males: 77,525  (49.2%)
Females: 79,904  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Oregon median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 97302, 97306.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,479 (it was $38,881 in 2000)
Salem:

$46,479
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,459

Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,500 (it was $126,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$180,500
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $208,958; Detached houses: $223,883; Townhouses or other attached units: $189,806; In 2-unit structures: $239,216; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,098; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,592; Mobile homes: $65,515

Median gross rent in 2012: $777.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 97301, 97302, 97304, 97305, 97306, 97317.

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  • White alone - 108,950 (69.2%)
  • Hispanic - 33,609 (21.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5,077 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4,585 (2.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2,028 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 1,808 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,328 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 40 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (17.8%), English (10.7%), Irish (9.9%), United States (3.7%), Norwegian (3.5%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 154 feet

Land area: 45.7 square miles.

Population density: 3,442 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

20,816 residents are foreign born (9.1% Latin America, 1.7% Asia).

This city:  13.1%
Oregon:  9.6%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there were 85 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Oregon as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Salem to the number of sex offenders is 1,852 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,639 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,471 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (45.1 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (789.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Four Corners, OR (1.7 miles ), Eola, OR (2.1 miles) , Hayesville, OR (2.1 miles ), Keizer, OR (2.2 miles ), Labish Village, OR (2.6 miles ), Turner, OR (2.6 miles ), Brooks, OR (3.0 miles ), Independence, OR (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 629 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 1998: 545 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 1999: 573 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2000: 516 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2001: 526 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2002: 636 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2003: 668 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2004: 814 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2005: 828 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2006: 594 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2007: 543 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2008: 269 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2009: 237 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2010: 211 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2011: 160 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2012: 179 buildings, average cost: $222,600

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Latitude: 44.93 N, Longitude: 123.03 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Cherry City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +25,490 (+16.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 44,963 (70.0%)

Area codes: 503, 971

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Crime rates in Salem by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 5465439395137
per 100,000 3.72.94.33.52.82.06.01.95.93.20.61.94.4
Rapes 74817975615374585871483240
per 100,000 55.358.356.152.642.335.848.937.537.745.730.820.525.4
Robberies 177160156180141134129132136121118119138
per 100,000 132.3115.1110.7126.397.790.585.385.488.477.975.776.187.7
Assaults 8188103254539516479390369379316365379
per 100,000 60.663.373.1178.2373.5348.6316.8252.5239.9244.0202.8233.6240.9
Burglaries 1,2591,3951,4151,5751,4001,1701,0739151,0949678688911,043
per 100,000 941.21003.71004.01105.3970.1790.5709.7592.3711.2622.5557.1570.1662.8
Thefts 7,6298,5159,2778,4177,4206,7526,3635,6295,4284,6174,7614,6414,958
per 100,000 5703.36126.66582.75906.65141.44561.94208.63643.73528.52972.43055.42969.63150.9
Auto thefts 7588771,3531,5711,1201,082831892651629427428730
per 100,000 566.7631.0960.01102.4776.1731.0549.6577.4423.2404.9274.0273.9463.9
Arson 21272342433254304035363751
per 100,000 15.719.416.329.529.821.635.719.426.022.523.123.732.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 450.1473.0519.9533.1486.8432.8408.6349.1346.7315.1276.8274.8318.4

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Crime rate in Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 302 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Oregon average:

1.57

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Salem, Oregon accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +27,473 (+25.1%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/2004 at 16:45:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.1 MS, 4.9 MW, 4.8 MW, Depth: 18.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from Salem center
On 8/19/2004 at 06:06:03, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 MS, 4.7 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 17.3 mi) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/2003 at 19:26:30, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 10.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from Salem center
On 9/24/2007 at 06:20:54, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.6 ML, Depth: 14.6 mi) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Legislator, Charles L. McNary - Senator, John Zerzan - Philosopher, Kat Bjelland - Female singer, James E. West (politician) - Politician, Monroe Sweetland - Politician, Slats Gill - Basketball player-coach, Allen Weh - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Ann Aiken - Attorney and jurist, John B. Waldo - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

  • FMC WEST SALEM (Dialysis Facility, 1060 2ND ST NW)
  • QUALICENTERS - SALEM LTD (Dialysis Facility, 440 LANCASTER DR NE)
  • SALEM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3550 LIBERTY RD S SUITE 100)
  • SALEM NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1220 LIBERTY ST NE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 3220 STATE STREET, SUITE 100)
  • FIRST CALL HOME HEALTH AGENCY, LLC (Home Health Center, 565 UNION STREET, NE, SUITE 205)
  • MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, 3180 CENTER STREET N E)
  • SALEM HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 2455 FRANZEN STREET, NE)
  • WVP HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 2995 RYAN DRIVE, SUITE 110)
  • OREGON STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2600 CENTER STREET NE)
  • OREGON STATE HOSPITAL DISTINCT PART (Hospital, 2600 CENTER STREET NE)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 890 OAK STREET, SE)
  • WILLAMETTE VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, 1015 3RD STREET, NW)
  • AVAMERE REHABILITATION OF SALEM (Nursing Home, 4120 KURTH STREET S.)
  • CAPITOL VIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 875 OAK ST SE)
  • KEIZER RETIREMENT AND HEALTH C VILL (Nursing Home, 5210 RIVER ROAD NORTH)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION - SUNNYSIDE (Nursing Home, 4515 SUNNYSIDE ROAD SE)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR (Nursing Home, 2630 CHURCH STREET NE)
  • OAK CREST REHAB AND HEALTH SERV CENTER (Nursing Home, 2933 CENTER ST)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL DUERKSEN (Nursing Home, 665 WINTER ST. SE, 6TH FLR)
  • SOUTH SALEM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4120 KURTH ST S)
  • TIERRA ROSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4254 WEATHERS STREET NE)
  • WINDSOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 820 COTTAGE STREET NE)

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Airports and heliports located in Salem:


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Amtrak station:

SALEM (500 13TH ST. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.open.org/~salem

Colleges/Universities in Salem:

  • Chemeketa Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,853; Location: 4000 Lancaster Dr NE; Public; Website: www.chemeketa.edu)
  • Willamette University (FT enrollment: 2,618; Location: 900 State St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.willamette.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Corban College (FT enrollment: 798; Location: 5000 Deer Park Dr SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.corban.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Valley Medical College (FT enrollment: 138; Location: 4707 Silverton Road NE; Private, for-profit; Website: valleymedicalcollege.com)
  • College of Hair Design Careers (FT enrollment: 82; Location: 1684 Clay St NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.collegeofhairdesigncareers.com)
  • Academy of Hair Design Inc (FT enrollment: 71; Location: 305 Court NE; Private, for-profit)
  • Phagans School of Beauty (FT enrollment: 65; Location: 622 Lancaster Dr NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phagans-schools.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:

  • Western Oregon University (about 12 miles; Monmouth, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,490)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 25 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 3,551)
  • George Fox University (about 26 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Oregon State University (about 29 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 17,858)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 35 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)
  • Portland Community College (about 39 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,103)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 40 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)

Biggest public high schools in Salem:

Private high schools in Salem:

  • SALEM ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 942 LANCASTER DR NE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BLANCHET SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 4373 MARKET ST NE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • WESTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 9045 WALLACE RD NW; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 4105 LANCASTER DR NE; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Salem:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Salem:

  • SONSHINE SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 395 MARION ST NE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • SALEM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 161; Location: 1550 FAIRGROUNDS RD NE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ABIQUA SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 4985 BATTLE CREEK RD SE STE 107; Grades: KG - 8)
  • QUEEN OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 4227 LONE OAK RD SE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • RIVIERA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 1650 BRUSH COLLEGE RD NW; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 373 WINTER ST NE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BUTTERCUP HILL (Students: 123; Location: 4515 A SUNNYSIDE RD SE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST VINCENTS DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 1015 COLUMBIA ST NE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 510 IDYLWOOD DR SE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI DISCOVERY (Students: 53; Location: 1055 ELECTRIC AVE SE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Salem, map of school districts: SALEM/KEIZER SCHOOL DISTRICT 24J

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,144,720; Location: 585 LIBERTY ST SE; 532,640 books; 29,979 audio materials; 14,496 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 27 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 624 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add to TV broadcast stations around Salem: KWVT (channel 52); Salem, OR; operator Northwest Television, LLC)
  • KWBP is licensed to Salem Oregon and serves NOT ONLY Salem but most of the Willamette Valley channel 32, channel 4 is only a translator.
  • I didn't see City View Cemetery in your list of seven cemeteries in Salem. It is at 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR 97302 and would be just to the west of your location 4 for Pioneer Cemetery
  • Professional baseball player: Born & raised in Salem, Oregon. Brett Evert. Drafted to the Braves in 1999, traded to Marines, and now with the Milwaukee Brewers. All AAA organizations.

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Notable locations in Salem: Swegle (A), Mitchell Corner (B), Minto (C), Oregon State Fairgrounds (D), Bush (E), Battle Creek Country Club (F), Oregon State Correctional Institution (G), Oregon State Penitentiary (H), Salem Golf Club (I), Salem Gun Club (J), Labish (K), Renard (L), L B Day Amphitheatre (M), Greyhound Station Salem (N), Cherriots Wal - Mart North Park and Ride (O), Cherriots Wal - Mart South Park and Ride (P), Cherriots Salem Keizer Transit Downtown Station (Q), Cherriots Salem Keizer Transit Dispatch Facilities (R), Cherriots Rite Aid Park and Ride (S), Cherriots Fred Meyer South Park and Ride (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem include: Skyline Baptist Church (A), Messiah Lutheran Church (B), Salem Christian Center (C), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (D), First Christian Church (E), Evergreen Church (F), West Hills Community Church (G), Kingwood Bible Church (H), Gateway Foursquare Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hayesville Cemetery (1), Penitentiary Annex Cemetery (2), Saint Barbara Cemetery (3), Pioneer Cemetery (4), Lee Mission Cemetery (5), City View Cemetery (6), Belcrest Memorial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wirth Lake (A), Stone Quarry Lake (B), Berger Lake (C), Nelsons Pond (D), Blue Gill Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clark Creek (A), Laurel Creek (B), Mill Creek (C), Pettijohn Creek (D), Pringle Creek (E), Willamette Slough (F), Chatnicka Creek (G), Croisan Creek (H), Jory Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salem include: Wes Bennett City Park (1), State Lands Ballfields City Park (2), South Village City Park (3), Woodmansee City Park (4), Fircrest City Park (5), Aldrich City Park (6), Barrick Field City Park (7), Gracemont City Park (8), Brush College City Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hallie Ford Museum of Art (900 State Street) (1), Marion County Historical Society And Museum (260 12th St SE) (2), Historic Deepwood Estate (Museums; 1116 Mission Street Southeast) (3), Brooks Historical Society (Museums; 3995 Brooklake Road Northeast) (4), Bush Barn Art Center (Museums; 600 Mission Street Southeast) (5), Keizer Heritage Foundation (Museums; 980 Chemawa Road Northeast) (6), Mission Mill Museum (1313 Mill Street Southeast) (7), Ac Gilbert's Discovery Village (Museums; 116 Marion Street Northeast) (8), Brunk House (Museums; 5705 Salem Dallas Highway Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Red Lion Hotel-Salem Reservations (3301 Market Street Northeast) (1), Shilo Inn Salem (3304 Market Street) (2), Econo Lodge Salem (3195 Portland Road Northeast) (3), Crossland - Salem (3535 Fisher Rd NE) (4), Best Western Mill Creek Inn (3125 Ryan Drive Southeast) (5), Best Value (3340 Astoria Way Northeast) (6), Best Western Pacific Highway (4646 Portland Road Northeast) (7), Howard Johnson Inn Salem (2250 Mission Street Southeast) (8), Phoenix Inn (4370 Commercial Street Southeast) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Marion County - District Attorney-Walter Beglau- Da-Family Court (3030 Center Street Northeast) (1), Salem City - Municipal Court- Court (City Hall) (2), Fountain Court (950 Fir Street South) (3), Marion County - For Circuit Court Information- If Unable To Locate Desired Number (555 Court Northeast) (4), Oregon State - Finance & Corporate Securities Div (410 Labor Industries B) (5), Hooley Darlene Congresswoman (315 Mission Street Southeast) (6), Oregon State - Tax Court- Magistrate Division (Floor 3) (7), Oregon State - Tax Court (1241 State Street) (8), Oregon State - Courts- Office Of The State Court Administrator- Citizen Review B (1241 State Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem and their reported violations in the past:

LABISH VILLAGE WTR COMMISSION (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
ILLAHE GOLF CLUB ESTATES (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
CAROLINA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 58 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
OREGON 4-H CENTER (Population served: 284, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-20-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1999 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2000)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NORTH SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
MEADOWLARK MOBILE MANOR (Population served: 195, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and JUN-16-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUN-18-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
DUPLEX VILLAGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-1999), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-24-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-29-1999), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-24-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-29-1999), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-24-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 minor monitoring violations
  • 66 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Salem that have no violations reported:

  • SCHROEDERS GUEST HOUSE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHAPARRAL MOBILE RANCH (Population served: 123, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.3%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Salem, OR

People in group quarters in Salem in 2010:

  • 3,569 people in state prisons
  • 1,828 people in college/university student housing
  • 766 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 639 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 610 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 300 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 281 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 208 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 140 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 81 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 52 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Salem in 2000:

  • 3,742 people in state prisons
  • 1,341 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,063 people in nursing homes
  • 691 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 681 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 601 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 281 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 142 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 90 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 70 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 63 people in other group homes
  • 56 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 33 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 33 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Salem compared to Oregon state average:

Salem, Oregon environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion. Capacity: 5,000.

Banks with most branches in Salem (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: 10 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • West Coast Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $2,424.8 mil, Deposits: $1,925.6 mil, headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 63 total offices, Holding Company: West Coast Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: North Salem Branch, West Salem Branch, State Street Branch, Lancaster Branch, Battle Creek Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Umpqua Bank: Lancaster Branch, Salem Main Branch, Candalaria Branch. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Salem Branch at 390 High St N E, branch established on 1890/01/01; Lancaster Branch at 3803 Center Street Northeast, branch established on 1997/09/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Washington Federal: North Salem at 2955 Broadway Street Ne, branch established on 1934/03/01; West Salem Branch at 777 Wallace Road N.W., branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Pioneer Trust Bank, National Association: at 109 Commercial Street, N.E., branch established on 1924/01/01; Medical Center Branch at 1190 Oak Street, S.E., branch established on 1975/02/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $307.6 mil, Deposits: $262.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ptb Corporation
  • 5 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Oregon:

  • City Center Motel, 510 Liberty St Se, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 364-0121, Fax: (503) 581-0554
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 2250 Msn St SE, Salem, OR 97302 , Phone: (503) 375-7710, Fax: (503) 581-9300
  • Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 370-7888, Fax: (503) 370-6305
  • Salem Suites Shilo Inn, 3304 Market Ne, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 641-6565, Fax: (503) 399-9385
  • Super 8 Motel Salem, 1288 Hawthorne Ave Ne, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 370-8888, Fax: (503) 370-8927
  • Best Western Pacific Hwy Inn, 4646 Portland Rd Ne, Salem, OR 97305 , Phone: (503) 390-3200
  • Days Inn, 1600 Motor Ct N E, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 581-1559, Fax: (503) 364-4272
  • Best Western Mill Creek Inn, 3125 Ryan Dr Ne, Salem, OR 97301 , Phone: (503) 585-3332, Fax: (503) 375-9618
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in Salem, Oregon

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Salem travel time to work - commute


Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salem city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.56%
Here37.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents35.6%6.7%5.6%5.5%5.0%
Congregations7.1%8.0%5.4%7.6%2.7%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%3.9%3.8%3.5%26.4%
Congregations0.9%4.5%4.9%3.6%55.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
Marion County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Marion County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Marion County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 207
Here:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

29.5%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.4%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 70$367,668$63,0298$15,547
Other Government Administration 31$149,418$57,8399$10,585
Judicial and Legal 21$98,576$56,3299$8,643
Police Protection - Officers 189$1,144,979$72,69714$14,345
Police - Other 104$474,175$54,71326$15,106
Firefighters 142$867,591$73,3180$0
Fire - Other 22$122,552$66,8472$2,466
Streets and Highways 108$550,232$61,1378$21,677
Airports 3$14,891$59,5642$2,176
Welfare 55$207,565$45,28711$5,967
Solid Waste Management 15$50,094$40,0751$2,750
Sewerage 89$379,765$51,20412$18,381
Parks and Recreation 56$222,646$47,71075$60,546
Housing and Community Development(Local) 37$187,351$60,7625$11,812
Natural Resources 5$23,882$57,3170$0
Water Supply 116$467,774$48,39015$50,926
Local Libraries 39$151,398$46,58443$41,508
Other and Unallocable 114$436,094$45,90519$31,811
Totals for Government 1,216$5,916,651$58,388259$314,246

Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $21,252,000 ($134.99)
    Sewerage: $21,252,000 ($134.99)
    General - Other: $15,248,000 ($96.86)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $26,249,000 ($166.74)
    Police Protection: $24,938,000 ($158.41)
    Sewerage: $21,877,000 ($138.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,257,000 ($128.67)
    Regular Highways: $18,713,000 ($118.87)
    Water Utilities: $14,584,000 ($92.64)
    General - Other: $12,447,000 ($79.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,225,000 ($64.95)
    Financial Administration: $7,382,000 ($46.89)
    Libraries: $4,042,000 ($25.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,547,000 ($22.53)
    Health - Other: $2,175,000 ($13.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,005,000 ($12.74)
    Central Staff Services: $1,856,000 ($11.79)
    Parking Facilities: $1,617,000 ($10.27)
    Air Transportation: $709,000 ($4.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $414,000 ($2.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,383,000 ($91.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $5,361,000 ($34.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $730,000 ($4.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $271,000 ($1.72)
    Police Protection: $270,000 ($1.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000 ($1.23)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($0.72)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($0.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($0.29)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($0.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $71,817,000 ($456.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,250,000 ($39.70)

Salem government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,518,000 ($206.56)
    All Other: $5,263,000 ($33.43)
    Parking Facilities: $843,000 ($5.35)
    Air Transportation: $625,000 ($3.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $387,000 ($2.46)
    Regular Highways: $242,000 ($1.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $21,854,000 ($138.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $166,000 ($1.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,677,000 ($93.23)
    Special Assessments: $13,847,000 ($87.96)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,695,000 ($23.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,362,000 ($15.00)
    Rents: $1,355,000 ($8.61)
    Sale of Property: $98,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,046,000 ($140.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,939,000 ($82.19)
    Highways: $7,272,000 ($46.19)
    General Local Government Support: $4,461,000 ($28.34)
  • Tax - Property: $56,377,000 ($358.11)
    Other License: $13,241,000 ($84.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,082,000 ($76.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,052,000 ($13.03)

Salem government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $285,844,000 ($1815.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $229,762,000 ($1459.46)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $193,932,000 ($1231.87)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $191,145,000 ($1214.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,557,000 ($479.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,475,000 ($123.71)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,787,000 ($17.70)

Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,686,000 ($290.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $145,021,000 ($921.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $204,877,000 ($1301.39)

7.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.08%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, OR  0.96% ($34,572 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.72% ($44,424)
from Washington County, OR  0.49% ($41,567)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Oregon average:

7.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, OR  1.08% ($40,023 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.60% ($38,281)
to Washington County, OR  0.52% ($38,961)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KBZY (1490 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, OR; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYKN (1430 AM; 5 kW; KEIZER, OR; Owner: WILLAMETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCCS (1220 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, OR; Owner: CHRISTIAN CENTER OF SALEM)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • K242AB (96.3 FM; SALEM, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K231AB (94.1 FM; TURNER, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON / STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)
  • K264AA (100.7 FM; CORVALLIS, ETC., OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KLOO-FM (106.3 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRKT-FM (99.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K243AL (96.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K276BU (103.1 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXPC-FM (103.7 FM; LEBANON, OR; Owner: PORTLAND BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K225AI (92.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • K61CC (Channel 61; SALEM, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K50GG (Channel 50; SALEM, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K67GU (Channel 67; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • KWBP (Channel 32; SALEM, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIN (Channel 6; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNMT (Channel 24; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Salem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 147
Total length: 1,533 meters (5,030ft)
Total costs: $103,410,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,047,598
Total average daily truck traffic: 448,401

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 15
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 30
  • 1960-1969: 16
  • 1970-1979: 11
  • 1980-1989: 28
  • 1990-1999: 17
  • 2000-2009: 20
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Salem, OR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Salem)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 559 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Salem, OR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 177 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Salem)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 344 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 15 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED622$174,754440$172,7212,543$176,69790$95,99018$645,082194$142,77142$84,906
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$167,71275$183,768362$179,87530$31,9051$65,00033$158,48517$61,946
APPLICATIONS DENIED109$164,88698$148,403994$179,04385$78,1261$639,770106$135,33443$85,787
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN65$165,41667$197,395730$183,11822$120,8263$307,00046$132,3354$118,998
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$155,07116$141,489111$178,4746$113,4200$011$151,7114$67,370

Detailed mortgage data for all 29 tracts in Salem, OR

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$211,04156$220,7251$180,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$252,33832$224,9992$221,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$252,36522$216,8730$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$316,5408$213,9931$176,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$87,6001$267,6200$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 731

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Most common first names in Salem, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,11475.7 years
William1,02475.7 years
Robert90871.2 years
Mary89080.4 years
James80772.0 years
George69177.7 years
Charles66375.2 years
Helen53781.3 years
Margaret49181.6 years
Ruth45582.0 years
Most common last names in Salem, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith52476.4 years
Johnson45876.7 years
Miller31278.3 years
Brown25578.0 years
Wilson25377.1 years
Jones25278.0 years
Anderson23775.8 years
Davis19774.1 years
Nelson18777.9 years
Williams18274.8 years
Businesses in Salem, OR
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Lane Furniture5
7-Eleven4LensCrafters1
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T6Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2Macy's2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets2
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's3McDonald's12
Arby's2Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity3
AutoZone3New Balance6
BMW1Nike10
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Nordstrom1
Baskin-Robbins6Office Depot2
Bath & Body Works2OfficeMax1
Best Western2Olive Garden1
Blockbuster3Outback1
Budget Car Rental1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King6Pac Sun2
Burlington Coat Factory1Panda Express2
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless2
Chipotle1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Costco1Quiznos4
Cricket Wireless7RadioShack3
Crossland Economy Studios1Red Lobster1
Curves3Red Robin1
DHL3Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen8Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Rue211
Deb1SAS Shoes2
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire1Safeway4
Domino's Pizza3Sears3
Famous Footwear2Sephora1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx15Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks14
Foot Locker2Subway16
GNC3Super 81
GameStop3T-Mobile10
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block10Taco Bell5
Home Depot2Target1
HomeTown Buffet1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Torrid1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1Trader Joe's1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jack In The Box5True Value1
Jamba Juice3U-Haul12
Jones New York2UPS19
Journeys1Vans6
KFC4Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid4Victoria's Secret2
Kmart1Vons4
Kohl's1Walgreens6
Kroger8Walmart3
La Quinta1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Salem, OR


Salem on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Russell A. Monk (26)
  • Thomas S. Ohnstad (24)
  • Alan R. Arthur (12)
  • Siddhartha Bhowmik (10)
  • Eugene Lloyd Hiebert (7)
  • Ed Fischer (7)
  • Shaun E. Sullivan (7)
  • Alexander Benenson (7)
  • Lance A. Hicks (7)
  • Benno Orschel (6)

Total of 322 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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