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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: 53,730 (50,645 occupied: 30,391 owner occupied, 28,065 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,175 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $142,362.

Median contract rent in 2015: $489 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $614)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $959


Median gross rent in Salem, OR in 2015: $560

Housing units in Salem with a mortgage: 19,056 (2,736 second mortgage, 2,249 home equity loan, 83 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,662

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $78,306

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,020

Median monthly housing costs: $891


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Salem, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $203,200 (it was $126,300 in 2000)
Salem:

$203,200
Oregon:

$264,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,000 - $274,500
Median year house/condo built: 1979

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 127,806
  • In family households: 104,896 (24,133 male householders, 8,398 female householders)
    24,855 spouses, 36,828 children (33,332 natural, 1,162 adopted, 2,334 stepchildren), 1,591 grandchildren, 1,386 brothers or sisters, 906 parents, 2,539 other relatives, 4,260 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,910 (7,574 male householders (5,431 living alone)), 10,480 female householders (8,929 living alone)), 4,856 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,888 (6,200 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,832 2-persons, 6,937 3-persons, 6,186 4-persons, 3,098 5-persons, 1,452 6-persons, 1,026 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,360 1-person, 3,013 2-persons, 491 3-persons, 136 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

22,398 married couples with children.
8,885 single-parent households (2,065 men, 6,820 women).

82.6% of residents of Salem speak English at home.
12.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 15,968 (11.7%)
(26.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 136no bedroom
  • 1,1071 bedroom
  • 6,3642 bedrooms
  • 15,5563 bedrooms
  • 4,7504 bedrooms
  • 9665+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, Oregon:

  • 1,388no bedroom
  • 6,7251 bedroom
  • 9,5162 bedrooms
  • 3,4073 bedrooms
  • 5824 bedrooms
  • 1485+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,008no vehicle
  • 8,5351 vehicle
  • 13,4642 vehicles
  • 4,5673 vehicles
  • 9814 vehicles
  • 3245+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

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

  • 3,647no vehicle
  • 10,3971 vehicle
  • 6,0532 vehicles
  • 1,2973 vehicles
  • 2504 vehicles
  • 1225+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Salem, Oregon:

  • 521 room
  • 2462 rooms
  • 1,4493 rooms
  • 2,2114 rooms
  • 5,9785 rooms
  • 7,4086 rooms
  • 5,0637 rooms
  • 3,1098 rooms
  • 3,3639+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem, Oregon:

  • 1,1161 room
  • 3,0662 rooms
  • 4,1913 rooms
  • 6,3694 rooms
  • 4,1375 rooms
  • 1,7156 rooms
  • 6877 rooms
  • 2428 rooms
  • 2439+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Salem population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Salem, OR household income distribution

  • Salem, OR household income distribution
  • 4,497Less than $10,000
  • 3,490$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,346$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,557$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,918$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,612$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,520$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,054$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,735$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,986$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,245$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,580$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,115$100,000 to $124,999
  • 656$125,000 to $149,999
  • 595$150,000 to $199,999
  • 679$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Salem, OR

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Salem, OR
  • 328Less than $10,000
  • 40$10,000 to $14,999
  • 592$15,000 to $19,999
  • 565$20,000 to $24,999
  • 333$25,000 to $29,999
  • 140$30,000 to $34,999
  • 215$35,000 to $39,999
  • 181$40,000 to $49,999
  • 89$50,000 to $59,999
  • 75$60,000 to $69,999
  • 34$70,000 to $79,999
  • 83$80,000 to $89,999
  • 425$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,073$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,065$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,438$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,131$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6,054$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,951$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,880$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,239$400,000 to $499,999
  • 374$500,000 to $749,999
  • 52$750,000 to $999,999
  • 34$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Salem, OR

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Salem, OR
  • 304Less than $100
  • 139$100 to $149
  • 426$150 to $199
  • 315$200 to $249
  • 172$250 to $299
  • 325$300 to $349
  • 301$350 to $399
  • 526$400 to $449
  • 1,478$450 to $499
  • 1,512$500 to $549
  • 2,093$550 to $599
  • 2,144$600 to $649
  • 3,887$650 to $699
  • 2,885$700 to $749
  • 2,074$750 to $799
  • 3,164$800 to $899
  • 1,663$900 to $999
  • 2,639$1,000 to $1,249
  • 712$1,250 to $1,499
  • 276$1,500 to $1,999
  • 71$2,000 to $2,499
  • 959No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5,2301995 to March 2000
  • 3,2691990 to 1994
  • 2,7881985 to 1989
  • 1,3861980 to 1984
  • 1,0681975 to 1979
  • 3731970 to 1974
  • 2951965 to 1969
  • 1,559Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Salem population
Salem commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,679
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,282
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 11,565
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 12,467
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 8,162
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,378
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5,102
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 852
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,215
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,697
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,017
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,061
Salem, OR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.7%
Number of people working at home: 2,300 (3.8% of all workers)

Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 42,904 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 9,229 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,882 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 23 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 23 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 84 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 620 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,200 (4%)
  • Other means: 483 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,300 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 30,347
 German: 18,430
 English: 11,001
 Irish: 8,177
 United States or American: 7,837
 Norwegian: 4,020
 Italian: 3,169
 Scottish: 2,442
 French (except Basque): 2,395
 Swedish: 2,260
 Scotch-Irish: 2,096
 Dutch: 1,901
 European: 1,841
 Polish: 1,375
 Danish: 1,335
 Russian: 1,124
 Welsh: 695
 French Canadian: 662
 British: 633
 Swiss: 602
 Scandinavian: 583
 Portuguese: 489
 Ukrainian: 480
 Canadian: 363
 Finnish: 348
 Subsaharan African:: 336
 Czech: 309
 African: 240
 Greek: 234
 Arab:: 195
 Northern European: 194
 Hungarian: 188
 Austrian: 177
 Romanian: 175
 Czechoslovakian: 143
 Yugoslavian: 124
 Slovak: 122
 Croatian: 119
 Pennsylvania German: 118
 Iranian: 101
 Australian: 79
 Lithuanian: 77
 Celtic: 62
 Arab/Arabic: 60
 Bulgarian: 59
 Basque: 54
 Slavic: 48
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 46
 Belgian: 43
 Nigerian: 36
 Syrian: 33
 New Zealander: 30
 Ethiopian: 29
 Other Arab: 28
 Serbian: 28
 Lebanese: 26
 Egyptian: 26
 Latvian: 23
 Luxemburger: 22
 Jamaican: 21
 Slovene: 19
 Icelander: 19
 Eastern European: 19
 Haitian: 19
 Israeli: 17
 Alsatian: 17
 Cape Verdean: 15
 Armenian: 14
 Palestinian: 14
 Kenyan: 10
 Moroccan: 8
 Brazilian: 7
 Maltese: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 6
 Other Subsaharan African: 6
 Barbadian: 6

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

  • 61%Mexico
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Korea
  • 2%Japan
  • 2%Germany

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

  • This state: 61,518
  • Northeast: 3,787
  • Midwest: 14,831
  • South: 7,130
  • West: 32,107

41% of Salem residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oregon.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 836
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 571
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,161
  • 7th and 8th grade: 974
  • 9th grade: 1,098
  • 10th grade: 1,160
  • 11th grade: 1,178
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,584
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,632
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,446
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,149
  • Associate degree: 2,858
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,308
  • Master's degree: 2,542
  • Professional school degree: 1,301
  • Doctorate degree: 611

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 699
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 373
  • 5th and 6th grade: 748
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,182
  • 9th grade: 949
  • 10th grade: 1,165
  • 11th grade: 1,067
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,164
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,993
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,032
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,669
  • Associate degree: 2,738
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,900
  • Master's degree: 2,348
  • Professional school degree: 589
  • Doctorate degree: 184

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.0%Males
  • 19.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.8%Males
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.5%Males
  • 20.6%Females
Salem marital status for males
Salem marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,912
  • One, attached: 2,330
  • Two: 1,606
  • 3 or 4: 3,256
  • 5 to 9: 3,442
  • 10 to 19: 2,574
  • 20 to 49: 2,184
  • 50 or more: 3,176
  • Mobile homes: 3,118
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 132

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Salem:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 5.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 22.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,282
Here:

8.5%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 613
Here:

8.4%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,663
Here:

35.8%
Oregon:

16.1%

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)