Salem, OR Population

By | June 27, 2019

Population: 136,924. Estimated population in July 2020: 148,751 (+8.6% change)
Males: 68,752 (50.2%), Females: 68,172 (49.8%)

The city of Salem is located in Marion County, Oregon. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Oregon.

Zip codes: 97301, 97302, 97303, 97304, 97305, 97306.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $38,881
Median house value: $131,100

Races in Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.7%)
  • Hispanic (14.6%)
  • Other race (7.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Black (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.3%), English (12.0%), Irish (10.1%), United States (5.7%), Norwegian (3.9%), French (3.4%).

Elevation: 154 feet

Land area: 45.7 square miles

Map of Salem, OR

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salem

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

11.7% Foreign born (7.5% Latin America, 2.0% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +27,473 (+25.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Salem:

  • OREGON STATE HOSPITAL DISTINCT PART (2600 CENTER STREET NE)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL (2561 CENTER ST NE AND 665 WINTER ST SE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Salem:

  • SILVERTON HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SILVERTON, OR)
  • SANTIAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; STAYTON, OR)
  • SAMARITAN ALBANY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ALBANY, OR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salem:

  • MCNARY FLD (about 3 miles; SALEM, OR; Abbreviation: SLE)
  • MC MINNVILLE MUNI (about 19 miles; MC MINNVILLE, OR; Abbreviation: MMV)
  • CORVALLIS MUNI (about 36 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; Abbreviation: CVO)

Other public-use airports nearest to Salem:

  • INDEPENDENCE STATE (about 12 miles; INDEPENDENCE, OR; Abbreviation: 7S5)
  • ALBANY MUNI (about 21 miles; ALBANY, OR; Abbreviation: S12)
  • SPORTSMAN AIRPARK (about 25 miles; NEWBERG, OR; Abbreviation: 2S6)
Amtrak station:
SALEM (500 13TH ST. SE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Salem:

  • CHEMEKETA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,253; Location: 4000 LANCASTER DR NE; Public; Website: www.chemeketa.edu)
  • WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,325; Location: 900 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.willamette.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WESTERN BAPTIST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 668; Location: 5000 DEER PARK DR SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wbc.edu)
  • BUSINESS COMPUTER TRAINING INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 174; Location: 2421 LANCASTER DR NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bcti.org)
  • PHAGANS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (Full-time enrollment: 99; Location: 622 LANCASTER NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phagans-schools.com)
  • COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN CAREERS (Full-time enrollment: 76; Location: 3322 LANCASTER DR NE; Private, for-profit)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN INC (Full-time enrollment: 35; Location: 305 COURT NE; Private, for-profit)
  • NORMAN F WEBB REAL ESTATE COURSES (Location: 1112 12TH ST SE; Private, for-profit)
  • REAL ESTATE SCHOOL OF OREGON AND INSURANCE TRNRS (Location: 1822 LANCASTER DR NE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salem:

  • LINN-BENTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; ALBANY, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,057)
  • WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; MONMOUTH, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,209)
  • GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; NEWBERG, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,032)
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; Full-time enrollment: 15,404)
  • CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; OREGON CITY, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,446)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE (about 43 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,795)
  • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 13,255)

Schools

Public high schools in Salem:

  • MCKAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,853; Location: 2440 LANCASTER DR NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,837; Location: 765 14TH ST NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SPRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,832; Location: 2373 KUEBLER BLVD S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,756; Location: 1910 CHURCH ST SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST SALEM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,355; Location: 2650 ORCHARD HEIGHTS RD NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHEMAWA INDIAN SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 3700 CHEMAWA ROAD NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ROBERT S FARRELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 2450 STRONG RD SE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY SCHOOLHOUSE (Students: 154; Location: 210 LIBERTY ST SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BARBARA ROBERTS HIGH SCHOOL AND SECONDARY PROGRAMS (Students: 127; Location: 999-A LOCUST ST NE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Salem:

  • SALEM ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 942 LANCASTER DRIVE NE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • BLANCHET SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 4373 MARKET STREET NE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • WESTERN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 9045 WALLACE RD NW; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • H.I.S. ACADEMY (Students: 118; Location: PO BOX 4445; Grades: KG – 12)
  • MARION COUNTY JUVENILE DEPT ED (Students: 82; Location: 3030 CENTER ST NE; Grades: 6 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Salem:

  • HOUCK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,096; Location: 1155 CONNECTICUT; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STEPHENS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,015; Location: 4962 HAYSVILLE DR NE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 899; Location: 1075 8TH ST NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JUDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 893; Location: 4512 JONES RD S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LESLIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 868; Location: 3850 PRINGLE RD SE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WALDO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 817; Location: 2805 LANSING AVE NE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CROSSLER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 739; Location: 1155 DAVIS RD S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARRISH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 802 CAPITOL ST NE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • AUBURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 4612 AUBURN RD NE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 1104 SAVAGE RD NE; Grades: KG – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Salem:

  • SALEM ACADEMY (Students: 268; Location: 245 COLLEGE DR NW; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 373 WINTER N E; Grades: KG – 6)
  • LIVINGSTONE JR ACADEMY (Students: 208; Location: 5771 FRUITLAND ROAD NE; Grades: KG – 10)
  • SONSHINE SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 395 MARION STREET NE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • CHRISTIAN CENTER ACADEMY DAYCA (Students: 186; Location: 4303 MARKET ST NE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • QUEEN OF PEACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 4227 LONE OAK ROAD SE; Grades: KG – 6)
  • RIVIERA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 1650 BRUSH COLLEGE RD N W; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST VINCENTS DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 1015 COLUMBIA ST NE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHILD DEREL (Students: 98; Location: 770 CHEMEKETA STREET NE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ABIGUA SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 4985 BATTLECREEK RD; Grades: KG – 6)

Libraries

Library in Salem:

  • SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,625,973; Location: 585 LIBERTY ST. SE; 325,320 books; 18,584 audio materials; 9,154 video materials; 721 serial subscriptions)