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Salem, OR

Salem, a medium-size city in Oregon, has a population of approximately 163,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 37, are younger than most cities in Oregon. Homeowners are slightly more common than renters in Salem by a narrow 53%-47% margin. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $940/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Salem will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.

Salem residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 38% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Among residents older than 25 in Salem, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Salem: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 13% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Salem workers earn an average annual income of around $64K, around $7,000 less than the average Oregon resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

Average Rent in Salem

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Dec 19$875$1,090$1,165$1,425
Oct 198751,0571,1951,425
Jul 198251,0351,1771,360
Jun 198001,0401,1771,350
May 191,0251,0321,1641,350
Apr 198351,0251,1641,350
Mar 198759221,1651,350
Feb 198759551,1271,320
Mar 199471,1271,320
Feb 198871,1271,320
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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