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Salem has the 124th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Salem area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Salem has the 158th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Salem is below average at $44,590, and the median cost of a home in Salem is $181,500, which is the same as the national average. 26% of workers in Salem hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Salem. 73% of Salem workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 14% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Salem spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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WorkSource Salem Center

605 Cottage Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-2419