What is the current population of Salem?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Salem is 174,365. Salem, Oregon is the 150th largest city in the US.

Salem Geography [top]

What county is Salem, Oregon in?

Parts of Salem are located within Marion County and Polk County.

What is the size of Salem, Oregon in square miles?

Salem has an area of 47.9 square miles. Salem is the 2nd largest city, by area, in Oregon.

Salem Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Salem?

The current population of Salem (174,365) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Salem growing?

Salem has grown 26.4% since the 2000. Salem, Oregon is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 64% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Salem, Oregon?

Salem has a population density of 3,228.6 people per square mile.

Salem Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Salem, Oregon?

The total voting age population of Salem, Oregon, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 116,536. The voting age population is 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.1% of the residents of Salem are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Salem, Oregon?

The racial demographics of Salem are 81.5% White, 6.4% Two or more races, 5.6% Other, 2.6% Asian, 1.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 1.4% Black and 1.2% American Indian. Additionally, 23.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon residents are below the poverty line?

In Salem, 15.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 19.9%. On a per-household basis, 10.9% of families are below the poverty line in Salem.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 61.7% of Salem residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Salem, Oregon residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.4% of Salem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 28.4% have a bachelor's degree and 10.9% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Salem residents aged 5 and older, 22.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 17.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.8% speak an Asian language.

Salem Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Salem, Oregon?

The unemployment rate in Salem is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon residents work for the government?

In Salem, 19.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Salem, Oregon?

The median household income in Salem is $55,920.

Salem Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Salem, Oregon?

In Salem, 54.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Salem, Oregon?

Renters occupy 45.7% of housing units in Salem.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Salem, 8.8% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Salem, Oregon housing units were built after 2000?

In Salem, 16.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 10,900 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Salem, Oregon?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Salem is $975.

What percentage of households in Salem, Oregon have broadband internet?

In Salem, 87.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Salem Population By Year

Population Graph For Salem
Year Population Rank in US
2019 174,365 150
2018 173,442 148
2017 169,798 151
2016 167,419 151
2015 164,549 152
2014 161,637 152
2013 160,614 152
2012 157,429 155
2011 156,040 154
2010 154,637 150
2000 137,910 161
1990 108,846 180

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 182,799 16.6%
141 Brownsville, Texas 182,781 27.4%
142 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 182,437 6.6%
143 Providence, Rhode Island 179,883 3.4%
144 Newport News, Virginia 179,225 -0.5%
145 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,603 37.5%
146 Santa Rosa, California 176,753 18.4%
147 Peoria, Arizona 175,961 58.5%
148 Oceanside, California 175,742 8.5%
149 Elk Grove, California 174,775 113.9%
150 Salem, Oregon 174,365 26.4%
151 Pembroke Pines, Florida 173,591 25.5%
152 Eugene, Oregon 172,622 24.1%
153 Garden Grove, California 171,644 3.7%
154 Cary, North Carolina 170,282 74.8%
155 Fort Collins, Colorado 170,243 41.7%
156 Corona, California 169,868 31.6%
157 Springfield, Missouri 167,882 10.2%
158 Jackson, Mississippi 160,628 -13.2%
159 Alexandria, Virginia 159,428 23.1%
160 Hayward, California 159,203 12.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Oregon

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
150 Salem 174,365 26.4%
152 Eugene 172,622 24.1%
279 Gresham 109,381 20.6%
281 Hillsboro 109,128 52.9%
314 Bend 100,421 90.8%
322 Beaverton 99,037 23.9%

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