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Salem Population

Salem is the capital city of Oregon in the United States, located in the north-central Willamette Valley, in Polk and Marion counties. Salem population in 2021 is estimated to be 177,626, covers city area of 49.23 sq mi (127.51 sq km), ranks third largest in State and one-hundred-forty-eighth city in the United States.

Below is the Salem population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010155,229
2011156,1460.59
2012157,3690.78
2013158,8430.94
2014160,7211.18
2015163,2511.57
2016166,5992.05
2017169,8501.95
2018173,4422.11
2019174,3650.53
2020175,5350.67
2021 *177,6261.20
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated


Salem Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Salem population is 174,377, out of these 88,628 are male, 85,749 are female, The sex ratio of Salem is 103. The median age of the Salem population is 34.8, Salem population by age are, under 18 years is 42,222, 16 years and over is 136,643, 18 years and over is 132,155, 21 years and over is 121,368, 65 years and over is 30,114. 50.8% are male, 49.2% are female, Population of Salem by age percent-wise is, 24.2% are under 18 years old, 78.4% are 16 years and over, 75.8% are 18 years and over, 69.6% are 21 years and over, 13.3% are 65 years and over. There are total 64,209 housing units, The voting population of Salem are 121,768, out of these 58,697 are male voters, 63,071 are female voters, 48.2% are male, 51.8% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -511,4506.6%
5 - 911,2906.5%
10 - 1411,8696.8%
15 - 1914,7228.4%
20 - 2413,5367.8%
25 - 3424,85114.3%
35 - 4422,67013.0%
45 - 5420,21911.6%
55 - 598,7305.0%
60 - 6411,7656.7%
65 - 7414,6318.4%
75 - 846,5683.8%
85 and over2,0761.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Salem Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Salem by race are:

White Population

White population in Salem, Oregon are 136,894, percentage wise 78.5 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Salem, Oregon are 1,869, percentage wise 1.1 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Salem, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Salem are 5,941, percentage wise 3.4 percent are asians, out of these 830 are Asian Indians, 898 are Chinese, 483 are Filipinos, 790 are Japanese, 312 are Korean, 711 are Vietnamese and 1,917 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Salem, Oregon are 41,163. Percentage wise 23.6 percent are hispanics, out of these 34,883 are Mexican people, 549 are Puerto Ricans, 195 are Cubans, and 5,536 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race174,377Percent
White136,89478.5%
Black or African American1,8691.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2790.7%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population5,9413.4%
Asian Indian8300.5%
Chinese8980.5%
Filipino4830.3%
Japanese7900.5%
Korean3120.2%
Vietnamese7110.4%
Other Asian Population1,917
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,0240.6%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino41,16323.6%
Mexican34,88320.0%
Puerto Rican5490.3%
Cuban1950.1%
Other Hispanic or Latino5,536
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Salem native population is 155,336, out of these 90,504 born in the Oregon state and 63,963 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 19,041, out of these 7,695 are Naturalized US citizen, 985 are in Europe, 2,087 in Asia, 46 in Africa, 4,424 in Latin America and 153 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Salem are 11,346, out of these 329 are from Europe, 1,321 are from Asia, 0 from Africa, 9,035 are from Latin America and 119 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native155,336
Born in state of residence90,504
Born in other state in the United States63,963
Northeast3,097
Midwest0
South8,215
West41,046
Born outside the United States869
Puerto Rico34
U.S. Island Areas77
Born abroad of American parent(s)758
Foreign born
Born outside of United States19,041
Naturalized U.S. citizen7,695
Europe985
Asia2,087
Africa46
Oceania0
Latin America4,424
Northern America153
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen11,346
Europe329
Asia1,321
Africa0
Oceania542
Latin America9,035
Northern America119
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Salem Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Salem, Oregon are 64,209, Occupied housing units are 61,087, Rental vacancy rate is 8. Percentage of occupancy is 95, 53.63% of houses are owner occupied and 41.50% of houses are renter occupied in Salem. There are 60.56 percent of one-unit detached, 2.55 percent of one-units attached, 2.73 percent of two-unit houses, 6.17 percent of three or four unit homes. 4.48 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 29.17 percent are available with one vehicle, 37.38 percent are available with two vehicles, 21.29 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 7.30 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units64,209
Occupied housing units61,087
Occupied housing units percent95
Rental vacancy rate8
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached38,882
1-unit attached1,635
2 units1,756
3 or 4 units3,964
Mobile home2,875
Boat, RV, van, etc.38
Owner-occupied34,438
Renter-occupied26,649
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Salem Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Salem, Oregon is $286,600, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.36 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 1.01 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 1.65 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 4.35 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 21.96 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 19.78 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 3.14 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.39 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000871
$50,000 to $99,999648
$100,000 to $149,9991,059
$150,000 to $199,9992,791
$200,000 to $299,99914,102
$300,000 to $499,99912,699
$500,000 to $999,9992,015
$1,000,000 or more253
Median (dollars)286,600
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Salem Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,604, 0.12 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 2.75 percent pay between $500 to $999, 13.89 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 11.98 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 5.29 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 3.31 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.79 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $588, 0.40 percent of homes pay less than $250, 2.16 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.97 percent pay between $400 to $599, 5.14 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.40 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.48 percent pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $50074
$500 to $9991,766
$1,000 to $1,4998,917
$1,500 to $1,9997,690
$2,000 to $2,4993,395
$2,500 to $2,9992,128
$3,000 or more1,151
Median (dollars)1,604
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250258
$250 to $3991,386
$400 to $5993,194
$600 to $7993,298
$800 to $999900
$1,000 or more311
Median (dollars)588
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Salem Rental

Total number of Salem rental homes or apartments are 26,649, occupied by Renter, The median value of Salem average rental rate is $1,060. 6.06 percent of homes are under $500, 37.40 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 53.41 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 2.16 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.54 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5001,615
$500 to $9999,966
$1,000 to $1,49910,530
$1,500 to $1,9993,703
$2,000 to $2,499576
$2,500 to $2,9990
$3,000 or more144
Median (dollars)1,060
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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