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Salem, OR (Oregon) Houses and Residents

Salem,OR index of house prices

Total population: 161,637 (Urban population: 136,682, Rural population: 12 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 65,345 (60,439 occupied: 33,018 owner occupied, 27,421 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,429 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $515,319.

Median contract rent in 2016: $489 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $614)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,437


Median gross rent in Salem, OR in 2016: $560

Housing units in Salem with a mortgage: 21,552 (734 second mortgage, 1,730 home equity loan, 241 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,466

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $78,802

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,283

Median monthly housing costs: $988


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Salem, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $221,000 (it was $126,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$221,000
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,700 - $294,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $260,567
Here:

$260,567
State:

$356,344

Townhouses or other attached units: $392,382
Here:

$392,382
State:

$286,898

In 2-unit structures: $292,619
Here:

$292,619
State:

$383,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,021
Here:

$144,021
State:

$210,872

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $283,967
Here:

$283,967
State:

$328,829

Mobile homes: $76,547
Here:

$76,547
State:

$145,227
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 167,421
  • In family households: 127,242 (17,948 male householders, 18,398 female householders)
    26,916 spouses, 49,021 children (45,735 natural, 752 adopted, 2,534 stepchildren), 2,084 grandchildren, 2,490 brothers or sisters, 1,905 parents, 4,023 other relatives, 4,457 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 31,563 (9,421 male householders (7,047 living alone)), 14,672 female householders (12,463 living alone)), 7,470 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,616

Size of family households: 15,933 2-persons, 8,590 3-persons, 6,665 4-persons, 2,272 5-persons, 1,706 6-persons, 1,180 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,510 1-person, 3,571 2-persons, 631 3-persons, 283 4-persons, 98 5-persons.

24,111 married couples with children.
9,773 single-parent households (1,239 men, 8,534 women).

78.6% of residents of Salem speak English at home.
16.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 19,350 (11.6%)
(37.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Salem, Oregon:

  • 326no bedroom
  • 2771 bedroom
  • 5,3302 bedrooms
  • 19,1693 bedrooms
  • 7,0154 bedrooms
  • 9015+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, Oregon:

  • 1,883no bedroom
  • 6,0161 bedroom
  • 12,3012 bedrooms
  • 6,2903 bedrooms
  • 7074 bedrooms
  • 2245+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 764no vehicle
  • 8,7641 vehicle
  • 16,4552 vehicles
  • 4,7873 vehicles
  • 1,4374 vehicles
  • 8115+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Cars and other vehicles available in Salem in renter-occupied apartments

  • 3,488no vehicle
  • 13,4481 vehicle
  • 8,3932 vehicles
  • 1,1353 vehicles
  • 7164 vehicles
  • 2415+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem, Oregon:

  • 561 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 6293 rooms
  • 2,6104 rooms
  • 6,6275 rooms
  • 7,4846 rooms
  • 6,1897 rooms
  • 4,9588 rooms
  • 4,4659+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, Oregon:

  • 1,8831 room
  • 1,6552 rooms
  • 4,1053 rooms
  • 8,6754 rooms
  • 6,1585 rooms
  • 2,9926 rooms
  • 9297 rooms
  • 5278 rooms
  • 4979+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Salem, OR household income distribution

  • Salem, OR household income distribution
  • 2,451Less than $10,000
  • 2,481$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,442$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4,183$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,103$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,022$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,193$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,301$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,646$45,000 to $49,999
  • 5,086$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,025$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,759$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,489$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,508$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,039$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,711$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Salem, OR

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Salem, OR
  • 231Less than $10,000
  • 156$10,000 to $14,999
  • 180$15,000 to $19,999
  • 205$20,000 to $24,999
  • 368$25,000 to $29,999
  • 322$30,000 to $34,999
  • 354$35,000 to $39,999
  • 458$40,000 to $49,999
  • 83$50,000 to $59,999
  • 122$60,000 to $69,999
  • 135$70,000 to $79,999
  • 39$80,000 to $89,999
  • 579$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,037$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,772$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,483$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,215$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6,597$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,943$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,205$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,693$400,000 to $499,999
  • 491$500,000 to $749,999
  • 125$750,000 to $999,999
  • 83$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 23$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 119$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Salem, OR

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Salem, OR
  • 45Less than $100
  • 318$100 to $149
  • 261$150 to $199
  • 94$200 to $249
  • 42$250 to $299
  • 397$300 to $349
  • 264$350 to $399
  • 388$400 to $449
  • 857$450 to $499
  • 734$500 to $549
  • 1,486$550 to $599
  • 2,133$600 to $649
  • 2,496$650 to $699
  • 1,622$700 to $749
  • 2,314$750 to $799
  • 3,723$800 to $899
  • 2,993$900 to $999
  • 3,360$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,190$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,215$1,500 to $1,999
  • 211$2,000 to $2,499
  • 102$2,500 to $2,999
  • 42$3,000 to $3,499
  • 521$3,500 or more
  • 613No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,1072010 or later
  • 5,1002000 to 2009
  • 5,7861990 to 1999
  • 4,1741980 to 1989
  • 1,4411970 to 1979
  • 1,854Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Salem commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,332
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,251
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 14,012
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 18,017
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 12,885
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,788
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,475
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,376
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,139
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,331
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,312
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,722
Salem, OR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.2%
Number of people working at home: 3,669 (4.9% of all workers)

Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 80,124 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 10,478 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,234 (2%)
  • Railroad: 56 (0%)
  • Taxi: 750 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 772 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,625 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 3,669 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 7,710
 American: 6,492
 European: 5,766
 English: 3,997
 Irish: 2,914
 Norwegian: 1,534
 Scottish: 1,118
 Italian: 1,103
 Swedish: 1,068
 Ukrainian: 1,036
 French (except Basque): 719
 British: 643
 Russian: 586
 African: 499
 Scotch-Irish: 466
 Scandinavian: 447
 Dutch: 444
 French Canadian: 375
 Danish: 372
 Welsh: 368
 Polish: 344
 Northern European: 242
 Czech: 190
 Hungarian: 177
 Canadian: 165
 Swiss: 158
 Austrian: 139
 Ethiopian: 135
 Romanian: 116
 Portuguese: 115
 Jordanian: 113
 Slavic: 112
 Greek: 103
 Finnish: 100
 Nigerian: 83
 Iranian: 81
 Eastern European: 71
 Brazilian: 66
 Belgian: 41
 Czechoslovakian: 38
 Basque: 35
 Slovak: 29
 New Zealander: 28
 Celtic: 24
 Lebanese: 23
 Armenian: 23
 Iraqi: 20
 Slovene: 17
 Icelander: 16
 Lithuanian: 15
 Turkish: 15
 Egyptian: 14
 Cajun: 12
 South African: 12
 Yugoslavian: 11
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Australian: 7
 Sierra Leonean: 5
 Macedonian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 57%Mexico
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Ukraine
  • 3%Canada
  • 3%Oceania, n.e.c.
  • 2%Russia
  • 2%Philippines

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 88,229
  • Other state: 58,413
  • Northeast: 5,247
  • Midwest: 12,019
  • South: 8,152
  • West: 32,995

79% of Salem residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Oregon.

Salem:

78.8%
State average:

81.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,058
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 435
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,570
  • 7th and 8th grade: 680
  • 9th grade: 740
  • 10th grade: 1,369
  • 11th grade: 1,020
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 590
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 13,853
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,209
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,906
  • Associate degree: 4,156
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,670
  • Master's degree: 3,373
  • Professional school degree: 929
  • Doctorate degree: 771

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 298
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 397
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,577
  • 7th and 8th grade: 589
  • 9th grade: 522
  • 10th grade: 860
  • 11th grade: 828
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,043
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,371
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,091
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,457
  • Associate degree: 5,129
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,296
  • Master's degree: 5,068
  • Professional school degree: 627
  • Doctorate degree: 1,024

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.7%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 12.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 7.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 6.3%Females
Salem marital status for males
Salem marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,490
  • One, attached: 2,357
  • Two: 1,894
  • 3 or 4: 3,334
  • 5 to 9: 6,203
  • 10 to 19: 3,581
  • 20 to 49: 1,915
  • 50 or more: 2,898
  • Mobile homes: 3,673

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,300

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Salem:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salem
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.8%)
  • Electricity (28.9%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (75.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,474
Here:

8.4%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 716
Here:

7.3%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,212
Here:

32.0%
Oregon:

14.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)