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Salem, OR Metro Area


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2022 population: 436,317   ( 45,579 from 2010)
Land area: 1922.0 square miles
Population density: 227.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:285,148 65.35% 2.8%
Black:4,9681.14% 50.5%
Indian:4,8911.12% 4.7%
Asian:14,4233.31% 49.5%
2+ races:13,1293.01% 38.4%
Hispanic:113,75826.07% 32.8%
Total non-White:151,16934.65% 33.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:10,739 12.4
Deaths:9,55611.0
Net Migration: 1,0761.2
Net Immigration: 6110.7
Change in White population:7,688 2.0
Change in Non-White pop.:37,891 9.7



Historical Presidential Election Results for Salem, OR Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 64% Joe Biden (D) 103,789 48.5% Donald Trump* (R) 102,734 48.0% 7,302 [+] 3.4% 213,825 1 0.13%
2016 56% Donald Trump (R) 82,317 46.5% Hillary Clinton (D) 74,208 41.9% 20,610 [+] 11.6% 177,135 1 0.13%
2012 52% Mitt Romney (R) 78,009 50.1% Barack Obama* (D) 72,668 46.7% 4,956 [+] 3.2% 155,633 3 0.12%
2008 57% Barack Obama (D) 79,352 49.4% John McCain (R) 76,773 47.8% 4,645 [+] 2.9% 160,770 2 0.12%
2004 62% George W. Bush* (R) 89,408 54.2% John Kerry (D) 73,155 44.3% 2,545 [+] 1.5% 165,108 3 0.13%
2000 56% George W. Bush (R) 72,431 51.1% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 61,351 43.3% 8,001 [+] 5.6% 141,783 3 0.13%
1996 57% Bill Clinton* (D) 59,579 44.9% Robert Dole (R) 57,893 43.6% 15,322 [+] 11.5% 132,794 3 0.14%
1992 63% George Bush* (R) 52,227 38.4% Bill Clinton (D) 50,688 37.3% 33,033 [+] 24.3% 135,948 1 0.13%
1988 55% George Bush (R) 55,845 51.2% Michael Dukakis (D) 50,819 46.6% 2,449 [+] 2.2% 109,113 -2 0.12%
1984 59% Ronald Reagan* (R) 67,213 59.7% Walter Mondale (D) 45,149 40.1% 279 0.2% 112,641 1 0.12%
1980 59% Ronald Reagan (R) 52,197 49.3% Jimmy Carter* (D) 39,967 37.7% 13,816 [+] 13.0% 105,980 -1 0.12%
1976 60% Gerald Ford* (R) 44,025 49.0% Jimmy Carter (D) 41,922 46.7% 3,914 [+] 4.4% 89,861 1 0.11%
1972 59% Richard Nixon* (R) 45,426 57.5% George McGovern (D) 29,816 37.8% 3,728 [+] 4.7% 78,970 -3 0.10%
1968 63% Richard Nixon (R) 37,414 55.0% Hubert Humphrey (D) 27,288 40.1% 3,371 [+] 5.0% 68,073 12 0.09%
1964 64% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 39,383 62.7% Barry Goldwater (R) 23,216 36.9% 239 0.4% 62,838 -2 0.09%
1960 70% Richard Nixon (R) 35,833 58.5% John Kennedy (D) 25,369 41.4% 66 0.1% 61,268 9 0.09%
1956 62% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 35,394 63.6% Adlai Stevenson (D) 20,217 36.3% 40 0.1% 55,651 6 0.09%
1952 62% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 36,737 70.2% Adlai Stevenson (D) 15,320 29.3% 260 0.5% 52,317 15 0.08%
1948 51% Thomas Dewey (R) 23,325 56.6% Harry Truman* (D) 16,634 40.4% 1,224 [+] 3.0% 41,183 12 0.08%
1944 49% Thomas Dewey (R) 20,080 55.9% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 15,225 42.4% 636 1.8% 35,941 10 0.07%
1940 62% Wendell Willkie (R) 21,151 53.4% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 18,108 45.8% 316 0.8% 39,575 9 0.08%
1936 58% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 19,230 59.0% Alf Landon (R) 10,841 33.3% 2,498 [+] 7.7% 32,569 -3 0.07%
1932 55% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 16,277 56.8% Herbert Hoover* (R) 11,181 39.0% 1,187 [+] 4.1% 28,645 -1 0.07%
1928 52% Herbert Hoover (R) 14,998 62.5% Al Smith (D) 8,722 36.3% 285 [+] 1.2% 24,005 4 0.07%
1924 51% Calvin Coolidge (R) 11,106 52.3% John Davis (D) 5,617 26.4% 4,516 [+] 21.3% 21,239 -2 0.07%
1920 47% Warren Harding (R) 11,507 64.3% James Cox (D) 5,484 30.7% 901 [+] 5.0% 17,892 4 0.07%
1916 55% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 11,215 53.3% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,543 40.6% 1,284 [+] 6.1% 21,042 7 0.11%
1912 32% Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,789 33.4% William Taft* (R) 3,566 31.5% 3,982 [+] 35.1% 11,337 8 0.08%
1908 31% William Taft (R) 5,244 55.6% William J. Bryan (D) 3,352 35.6% 829 [+] 8.8% 9,425 4 0.06%
1904 30% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 5,486 68.3% Alton Parker (D) 1,605 20.0% 940 [+] 11.7% 8,031 12 0.06%
1900 35% William McKinley* (R) 4,275 53.3% William J. Bryan (D) 3,309 41.2% 439 [+] 5.5% 8,023 2 0.06%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 103,789 48.5%
Donald Trump* (R) 102,734 48.0%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 4,253 2.0%
Other 3,049 1.4%
TOTAL 213,825
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 1


2016 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 74,208 41.9%
Donald Trump (R) 82,317 46.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 9,312 5.3%
Jill Stein (Grn) 3,775 2.1%
Other 7,523 4.2%
TOTAL 177,135
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 1


2012 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 72,668 46.7%
Mitt Romney (R) 78,009 50.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,756 1.1%
Other 3,200 2.1%
TOTAL 155,633
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 3


2008 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 79,352 49.4%
John McCain (R) 76,773 47.8%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,577 1.0%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 644 0.4%
Other 2,424 1.5%
TOTAL 160,770
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 2


2004 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 89,408 54.2%
John Kerry (D) 73,155 44.3%
Other 2,545 1.5%
TOTAL 165,108
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 3


2000 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 72,431 51.1%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 61,351 43.3%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 5,880 4.1%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 675 0.5%
Other 1,446 1.0%
TOTAL 141,783
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 3


1996 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 59,579 44.9%
Robert Dole (R) 57,893 43.6%
Ross Perot (Ref) 10,895 8.2%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 2,869 2.2%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 554 0.4%
Other 1,004 0.8%
TOTAL 132,794
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 3


1992 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 50,688 37.3%
George Bush* (R) 52,227 38.4%
Ross Perot (I) 31,974 23.5%
Other 1,059 0.8%
TOTAL 135,948
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 1


1988 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 55,845 51.2%
Michael Dukakis (D) 50,819 46.6%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 1,116 1.0%
Other 1,333 1.2%
TOTAL 109,113
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): -2


1984 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 67,213 59.7%
Walter Mondale (D) 45,149 40.1%
Other 279 0.2%
TOTAL 112,641
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 1


1980 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 52,197 49.3%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 39,967 37.7%
John Anderson (I) 10,781 10.2%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 2,132 2.0%
Other 903 0.9%
TOTAL 105,980
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -1


1976 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 41,922 46.7%
Gerald Ford* (R) 44,025 49.0%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 3,430 3.8%
Other 484 0.5%
TOTAL 89,861
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 1


1972 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 45,426 57.5%
George McGovern (D) 29,816 37.8%
John Schmitz (Amer) 3,576 4.5%
Other 152 0.2%
TOTAL 78,970
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -3


1968 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 37,414 55.0%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 27,288 40.1%
George Wallace (AIP) 3,337 4.9%
Other 34 0.0%
TOTAL 68,073
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 12


1964 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 39,383 62.7%
Barry Goldwater (R) 23,216 36.9%
Other 239 0.4%
TOTAL 62,838
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -2


1960 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 25,369 41.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 35,833 58.5%
Other 66 0.1%
TOTAL 61,268
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 9


1956 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 35,394 63.6%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 20,217 36.3%
Other 40 0.1%
TOTAL 55,651
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 6


1952 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 36,737 70.2%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 15,320 29.3%
Other 260 0.5%
TOTAL 52,317
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 15


1948 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 16,634 40.4%
Thomas Dewey (R) 23,325 56.6%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 843 2.0%
Other 381 0.9%
TOTAL 41,183
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 12


1944 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 15,225 42.4%
Thomas Dewey (R) 20,080 55.9%
Other 636 1.8%
TOTAL 35,941
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 10


1940 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 18,108 45.8%
Wendell Willkie (R) 21,151 53.4%
Other 316 0.8%
TOTAL 39,575
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 9


1936 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 19,230 59.0%
Alf Landon (R) 10,841 33.3%
William Lemke (Union) 2,224 6.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 220 0.7%
Other 54 0.2%
TOTAL 32,569
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -3


1932 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 16,277 56.8%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 11,181 39.0%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 965 3.4%
Other 222 0.8%
TOTAL 28,645
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): -1


1928 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 14,998 62.5%
Al Smith (D) 8,722 36.3%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 132 0.5%
Other 153 0.6%
TOTAL 24,005
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 4


1924 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 11,106 52.3%
John Davis (D) 5,617 26.4%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 4,462 21.0%
Other 54 0.3%
TOTAL 21,239
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -2


1920 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 11,507 64.3%
James Cox (D) 5,484 30.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 450 2.5%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 384 2.1%
Other 67 0.4%
TOTAL 17,892
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 4


1916 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,543 40.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 11,215 53.3%
Allan Benson (Soc) 660 3.1%
James Hanly (Proh) 595 2.8%
Other 29 0.1%
TOTAL 21,042
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 7


1912 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 3,789 33.4%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 2,556 22.5%
William Taft* (R) 3,566 31.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 787 6.9%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 639 5.6%
TOTAL 11,337
Turnout: 32% Diff (US): 8


1908 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 5,244 55.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 3,352 35.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 470 5.0%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 350 3.7%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 9 0.1%
TOTAL 9,425
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 4


1904 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 5,486 68.3%
Alton Parker (D) 1,605 20.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 419 5.2%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 430 5.4%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 91 1.1%
TOTAL 8,031
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): 12


1900 President, Salem, OR Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 4,275 53.3%
William J. Bryan (D) 3,309 41.2%
Other 439 5.5%
TOTAL 8,023
Turnout: 35% Diff (US): 2
* incumbent