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Salem city, Oregon

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Salem city, Oregon
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 174,365
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 174,365
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 154,931
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 154,637
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 10,141
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 11.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 53.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $223,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,533
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $536
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 59,693
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 22.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 92.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 85.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 27.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 318,818
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,447,571
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,708,759
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,862,771
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,535,426
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,105
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $53,619
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,423
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 12,341
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,042
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,427
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,109
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,448
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 948
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 10,373
Population per square mile, 2010 3,228.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 47.90
FIPS Code 4164900
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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