West Salem, Salem, OR Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of West Salem?

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There are 33,846 residents in West Salem, with a median age of 39.2. Of this, 49.48% are males and 50.52% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.8% of the resident pool in West Salem, while non-US-born citizens account for 5%. Additionally, 3.2% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 28,488 people in West Salem currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 33,846 4.3%
Male Population 16,746 5.1%
Female Population 17,100 3.6%
Male population 49.48%
Female population 50.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.2 -3.7%
Citizen US Born 31,071 5.3%
Citizen not US Born 1,692 -5.1%
Not Citizen 1,083 -5.1%
Citizen US Born 91.8%
Citizen not US Born 5%
Not Citizen 3.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 163 -2.4%
Moved from Same County 1,298 26.8%
Moved from Same State 2,938 -3.6%
Moved from Different State 693 8.8%
Same House as Last Year 28,488 4.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.49%
Moved from Same County 3.87%
Moved from Same State 8.75%
Moved from Different State 2.06%
Same House as Last Year 84.84%

What are the employment statistics in West Salem?

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White-collar workers make up 85.27% of the working population in West Salem, while blue-collar employees account for 14.73%. There are also 1,736 entrepreneurs in West Salem (11.21% of the workforce); 9,002 workers employed in private companies (58.12%); and 3,482 people working in governmental institutions (22.48%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 13,208 4.0%
Blue Collar 2,281 0.0%
White Collar 85.27%
Blue Collar 14.73%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,736 10.4%
Private Companies 9,002 4.6%
Governmental Workers 3,482 -0.4%
Not for Profit Companies 1,269 -3.1%
Self Employees 11.21%
Private Companies 58.12%
Governmental Workers 22.48%
Not for Profit Companies 8.19%

How many households are there in West Salem?

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There are a total of 13,149 households in West Salem, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.17% of these West Salem households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.83%. Additionally, 33.55% of households have children and 66.45% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 13,149 4.4%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 8,964 5.2%
Non-family Households 4,185 2.7%
Family Households 68.17%
Non-family Households 31.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,412 16.3%
Households without Children 8,737 -0.7%
Households with Children 33.55%
Households without Children 66.45%

What are the median and average incomes in West Salem?

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The average annual household income in West Salem is $108,597, while the median household income sits at $79,346 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $94,599, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $106,753. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,903 and $62,363, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $108,597 7.6%
Median Household Income $79,346 6.4%
People below Poverty Level 2,661 14.8%
People above Poverty Level 30,439 3.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Salem?

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There are 13,753 housing units in West Salem, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1984. Of the 13,149 occupied housing units in West Salem, 65.33% are owner-occupied, while 34.67% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.04% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $360,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,424 per month in West Salem.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 13,753 3.7%
Median Year Built 1984 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 441 -24.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 650 5.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 885 -1.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,912 3.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,437 4.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,449 12.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,986 -6.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,183 5.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 790 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 20 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 13,149 4.4%
Owner Occupied 8,590 3.5%
Renter Occupied 4,559 6.3%
Owner Occupied 65.33%
Renter Occupied 34.67%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 6,188 5.4%
Without Mortgage 2,402 -1.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $360,100 7.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $338,300 17.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,424 7.5%
With Mortgage 72.04%
Without Mortgage 27.96%

What is the level of education in West Salem?

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Approximately 24.96% of the population in West Salem holds a high school degree (that's 6,371 residents), while 26.6% have attained a college certificate (8,051 locals) and 21.86% have a bachelor's degree (5,581 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 487 -12.1%
Some High School 6,371 0.2%
Some College 8,051 4.6%
Associate Degree 2,254 7.8%
Bachelor's Degree 5,581 8.9%
Graduate Degree 4,044 0.6%
No High School 1.91%
Some High School 24.96%
Some College 26.6%
Associate Degree 8.83%
Bachelor's Degree 21.86%
Graduate Degree 15.84%

What is the marital status of West Salem residents?

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A total of 6,898 people in West Salem have never been married (which represents 25.41% of the total population), while 15,315 of them are wedded (56.41%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 181 (0.67%) and 3,533 (13.01%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 6,898 3.9%
Married 15,315 4.2%
Separated 181 16.8%
Widowed 1,402 5.1%
Divorced 3,533 -2.2%
Never Married 25.41%
Married 56.41%
Separated 0.67%
Widowed 5.16%
Divorced 13.01%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Salem?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Salem use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 12,235 residents commute by car, 164 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 162 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 12,235 -0.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 164 10.1%
Subway or Elevated 15 N/A
Bicycle 71 -29.0%
Motorcycle 7 40.0%
Walk 162 20.9%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 97304