Salem Real Estate Market Overview

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$246,950

Median Sales Price

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$165

Price Per Sqft

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$1,562

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Salem show a 12% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 1% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Salem for May 24 to Aug 23 was $246,950 based on 822 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Salem was $165, an increase of 13% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Salem for Jul 24 to Aug 24 was $1,562.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Salem can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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8,260

Counts of Theft

3,477

Counts of Vandalism

2,046

Counts of Arrest


Best Schools in Salem

There are 100 schools in Salem.

Elementary Schools
8

Wright Elementary School

Public, K-5

8

Clear Lake Elementary School

Public, K-5

8

Kalapuya Elementary School

Public, K-5

Middle Schools
9

Howard Street Charter School

Charter, 6-8

8

Whiteaker Middle School

Public, 6-8

8

Walker Middle School

Public, 6-8

High Schools
8

Cascade Senior High School

Public, 9-12

7

Sprague High School

Public, 9-12

6

West Salem High School

Public, 9-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Salem by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
32%
Single residents
Home owners
60%
Home owners
Median age
36
Median age
Household income
$44,853
Median household income
College educated
30%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Salem commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
93% commute by car
0% commute by bike
2% commute by public transportation
2% commute by foot

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