Statewide Claims to Fame

Salem is 2nd in Oregon out of 89 other cities in Retail sales

Salem is 2nd in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Size in square miles

Salem is 3rd in Oregon out of 76 other cities in Current population (2012)

Salem is 3rd in Oregon out of 86 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Salem is 3rd in Oregon out of 89 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Salem is 3rd in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Households

Salem is 3rd in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Housing units

Salem is 6th in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Salem is 14th in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Salem is 18th in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Current population (2012) 157,429 3rd 3,899,353 313,914,040
Size in square miles 47.9 2nd 95,988.0 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,228.6 42nd 39.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Residents younger than 5 7.4% 32nd 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.2% 45th 22.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.0% 62nd 14.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.6% 73rd 88.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.9% 29th 29.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Race - White 79.0% 75th 88.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.5% 14th 2.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5% 23rd 1.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.7% 31st 4.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 6th 0.4% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.3% 21st 3.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 20.3% 18th 12.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 70.7% 77th 77.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Female residents 50.1% 83rd 50.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 12.4% 28th 9.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Housing units 61,276 3rd 1,684,193 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.4% 28th 23.3% 25.9%
Households 58,206 3rd 1,509,554 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 56.6% 65th 63.1% 66.1%
Home median value $199,500 63rd $252,600 $186,200
People per household 2.5 49th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Income per capita $23,162 48th $26,561 $27,915
Income per household $44,226 55th $49,850 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.4% 35th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Salem Rank Oregon US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 12,880 3rd 348,154 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,617,105 2nd $50,370,919 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,256 30th $13,494 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $309,472 3rd $7,555,764 $613,795,732

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