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Salem is a city in Marion County. (The community straddles Marion and Polk counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community is believed named for Salem, MA
The latitude of Salem is 44.943N. The longitude is -123.033W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 142,914.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97302 ZIP code.
18% of Salem residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salem was $19,141, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Salem include Court Street - Chemeketa Street Historic District, Gaiety Hill - Bush's Pasture Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,087.
Libraries in Salem include Oregon State Library, Salem Public Library, West Salem Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Salem include Salem Statesman Journal
TV stations in Salem include KPXG, KWBP.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salem political report.
The average commute time for Salem workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salem between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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