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Salem Apartments
Last updated February 23 2024 at 9:16 PM

Salem, OR
101 Apartments for Rent

Salem Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 174,365
Population Density: 3,581 people/sq mile
Median Age: 34
Percentage of Family Households: 64%
Median Annual Income: $63,927 / year
Median Rent: $1,179 / month

What locals are saying

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Salem Demographics


How diverse is Salem?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Salem is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Salem are White (62.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (23.4%), Two Or More (5.7%), Asian (4.3%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (2%), Black Or African American (1.8%), Other (0.4%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.4%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Salem residents?

The median age in Salem is 34 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Salem?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Salem is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Salem are White (62.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (23.4%), Two Or More (5.7%), Asian (4.3%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (2%), Black Or African American (1.8%), Other (0.4%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.4%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Salem residents?

The median age in Salem is 34 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Salem Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Salem is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Salem is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Salem is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Salem


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Wright Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
404 Students
3 Reviews
404
Students
3 Reviews
8 /10
Kalapuya Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
600 Students
1 Reviews
600
Students
1 Reviews
7 /10
Candalaria Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
342 Students
4 Reviews
342
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Howard Street Charter School
Charter
6-8
Charter
6-8
166 Students
5 Reviews
166
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
Walker Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
669 Students
3 Reviews
669
Students
3 Reviews
8 /10
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle Charter School
Charter
6-8
Charter
6-8
99 Students
3 Reviews
99
Students
3 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
Sprague High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,727 Students
8 Reviews
1,727
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
West Salem High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,810 Students
5 Reviews
1,810
Students
5 Reviews
6 /10
South Salem High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,949 Students
4 Reviews
1,949
Students
4 Reviews

What Renters Say about Salem


Apartment List has released the results for Salem from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
“Salem renters seem generally satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average scores to many categories.”
63%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
51%
Commute Time
51%
Pet Friendliness
42%
Safety and Crime Rate
42%
Weather
39%
Public Transit
37%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
31%
Quality of Schools
30%
State and Local Taxes
28%
Social Life
25%
Affordability
12%
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Average rent in Salem, Oregon

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Salem is $1,395, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,636. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Salem, OR


Searching for an apartment for rent in Salem, OR? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 101 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Salem. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Salem is $1,209 for a studio, $1,395 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,636 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Salem apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Salem, OR apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Salem?

In Salem, the average rent is $1,209 for a studio, $1,395 for a 1-bedroom, $1,636 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,233 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Salem, check out our monthly Salem Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Salem?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Salem by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Salem?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Salem apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Salem?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Salem.

How can I find off-campus housing in Salem?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Salem. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Reed College, Clark College, and Concordia University-Portland.