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Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area

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Salem metropolitan area
Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
Interactive map of Salem, OR MSA
Coordinates: 44°54′12″N 122°54′11″W / 44.9033°N 122.9031°W / 44.9033; -122.9031
Country United States
State Oregon
Largest citySalem, Oregon)
Other citiesKeizer
 • Total1,923 sq mi (4,980 km2)
 • Total433,353 [1]
 • Rank125th in the U.S.
 • Density203.2/sq mi (78.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

The Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a Metropolitan Statistical Area consisting of two counties in western Oregon, Marion and Polk.[2] The principal city is Salem, the state capital, which has a population of 175,535.[3] The Salem MSA had a population of 433,353 at the 2020 census.[4] In 2010, there were 390,738 people living in the Salem MSA. In 2000, the MSA had a population of 347,214, and had a population of 278,024 according to the 1990 census.[5]



Places with more than 125,000 inhabitants[edit]

  • Salem, 175,535 (principal city)

Places with 10,000 to 40,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]


As of the census of 2010, there were 390,738 people living in the area, a 12.5% increase over the 347,214 residents as of the 2000 census.[6] The metro area also had 151,250 households and a population density of 203.2 inhabitants per square mile (78.5/km2) at Census 2010.[6] The racial makeup of the MSA was 71% White, 0.8% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, .1% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races.[6] Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.9% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, the median income for a household in the MSA was $41,313, and the median income for a family was $48,343. Males had a median income of $35,254 versus $26,278 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,845.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 Census Metropolitan Statistical Area Profiles" (PDF). Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  2. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Salem city, Oregon". www.census.gov. Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  4. ^ "2020 Census Metropolitan Statistical Area Profiles" (PDF). Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  5. ^ "Metropolitan Areas as Defined by the Office of Management and Budget, June 30, 1993" (PDF). 1990 Census of Population and Housing. Bureau of the Census. October 28, 1993. p. 818. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "Oregon and its Counties and Metropolitan Areas" (PDF). 2010 Census Profiles. Portland State University. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.