Salem (Oregon)

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Coordinates 44°56′21″N 123°2′22″W
Country United States
State Oregon
Counties Marion and Polk
Founded 1842; 180 years ago (1842)
Elevation 154 ft (46.7 m)
Demonym(s) Salemite
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
ZIP Codes 97301–97306 and 97308–97314
Area codes 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-64900
GNIS feature ID 1167861
Government (Type) City Council – City Manager
Government (Mayor) Chuck Bennett (D)
Government (City Manager) Steve Powers
Government (City) 49.23 sq mi (127.51 km2)
Government (Land) 48.68 sq mi (126.09 km2)
Government (Water) 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
Area (City) 49.23 sq mi (127.51 km2)
Area (Land) 48.68 sq mi (126.09 km2)
Area (Water) 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 175,535
Population (2020) (Estimate (2022)) 180,013
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 145th
Population (2020) (Density) 3,581.64/sq mi (1,382.87/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 236,632 (US: 156th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 400,408 (US: 130th)

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Salem (/ˈseɪləm/SAY-ləm) is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.

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