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Average rent in Salem, OR

$1,415/mo Salem, OR average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Salem, OR is $1,415.

    Salem, OR apartment rent ranges

    About 32% of apartment rents in Salem, OR range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 4% of apartments. Around 53% of Salem’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 12% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Salem, OR rent trends

    Getting around in Salem, OR

    83 /100
    Very Walkable
    50 /100
    Good Transit
    79 /100
    Very Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 83, Transit Score®: 50, Bike Score®: 79

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Salem, OR last updated?

    Prices and availability in Salem, OR were last updated on 5 Feb 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Salem, OR?

    The best apartments in Salem, OR are: Willamette Park, THE MERIDIAN APTS, Fairmount Park Apartments, Greenwood Park Apartments and THE VILLAGE.

    What is the average rent in Salem, OR?

    The average rent in Salem, OR is $1,415. Start your search for apartments in Salem, OR now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR is between $975 and $2,200. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Salem, OR now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR is between $925 and $3,100. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Salem, OR is between $975 and $3,500. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Salem, OR.

    What type of rental buildings are in Salem, OR?

    In Salem, 45% of the residents are renting compared to 55% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 10% of Salem’s rentals, 62% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 27% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Salem, OR?

    The average age of rental buildings in Salem is 30 years old, with 32% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 96% are garden-style apartment communities, 4% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Salem, OR?

    Studio apartments in Salem are around 2% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 25% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 64% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Living in Salem, OR

    Portland may get all the press, but Salem, OR, may be the perfect alternative for renters looking for the same cool factor, but without the hustle and bustle of living in a big city. The state capital of Oregon offers renters many of the same amenities as its hip neighbor, but skips the hefty price tag for a more down-to-earth vibe. In fact, the cost of living in Salem is only slightly above the national average, making it significantly more affordable than the average for the rest of Oregon. Although the nightlife is tamer than it is in Portland, renters in Salem can still experience a great night out, especially if they enjoy a good brew and the farm-to-table scene. Finding an apartment for rent in Salem will also open the door to a well-rated public school system. However, renters living in Salem, as in many other cities, should be aware of their surroundings and ensure that the doors to their cars and rental apartments are locked at night.

    Renting in Salem, OR

    Salem offers renters a dense, suburban environment where they can find rental properties ranging from apartments for rent in high-rise communities, townhouses, and condos closer to downtown to detached, single-family homes in tree-lined residential neighborhoods in more suburban areas. You will also find slightly fewer renters than residents who own their homes living in town. Additionally, although rental laws in Oregon do not state a maximum amount for a security deposit, most landlords charge renters the equivalent of one month’s rent to secure a rental property in Salem.

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    Salem, OR demographics

    Salem, OR has a population of 171,806 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 84,810 of Salem’s residents are women and 86,996 are men. The median age of those who live in Salem, OR is 35.9.

    Shopping in Salem, OR

    Salem is a densely populated area providing a wide range of amenities, including multiple supermarkets to choose from regardless of your dietary needs and budget. There may even be a grocery store within a couple of blocks of your rental apartment. Here, several supermarket chains are spread throughout the town, including Safeway, Roth’s Fresh Market, WinCo Foods and Fred Meyer. Renters can also find discount products at Grocery Outlet, as well as more specialized items at Natural Grocers or Trader Joe’s. The two most important shopping malls in town — both of which provide the usual offering of retailers and food courts — are Salem Center and Willamette Town Center.

    Salem, OR households

    • 39,454 Family
      23,534 Non-family
    • 19,882 Children
      43,106 No Children
    • 62,988Total Number of Households
    • 2.6Average People Per Household
    • $58,726Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 62,988 households in Salem, OR. 39,454 are family households and 23,534 are non-family households. There are 19,882 households with children in Salem and 43,106 households without children. On average, about 2.6 people live in a household in Salem, OR.

    Transportation in Salem, OR

    While many people appreciate a good road trip, some renters appreciate the option of leaving their car at home when they run errands. Depending on where you live in Salem, this may be an option for you. So, if walkability is an important factor when choosing a rental apartment, check out apartments for rent in the Central, Grant and South Central areas. Otherwise, Salem offers a dense network of bike lanes. Finally, Salem is also home to Cherriots, which provides multiple fixed bus routes throughout town, making public transportation another great option for those who prefer to avoid driving whenever possible.

    Salem, OR education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Salem, OR is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 31% completed some high school, 30% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 16% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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