Salem metropolitan area
|Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area|
|Largest city||Salem, Oregon (154,637)|
|Other cities||Keizer (36,478)|
|• Total||1,923 sq mi (4,980 km2)|
|Highest elevation||N/A ft (N/A m)|
|Lowest elevation||N/A ft (N/A m)|
|• Rank||131st in the U.S.|
|• Density||203.2/sq mi (78.5/km2)|
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. The principal city is Salem, the state capital, which has a population of 154,637. As of the 2010 census, 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.
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. 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. 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.9% of the population.
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.