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Salem, Oregon
State capital city
City of Salem
The Oregon State Capitol and downtown Salem
The Oregon State Capitol and downtown Salem
Flag of Salem, Oregon
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Nickname(s): 
The Cherry City
Location in Marion and Polk Counties
Location in Marion and Polk Counties
Salem is located in Oregon
Salem
Salem
Location within Oregon
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Salem is located in the United States
Salem
Salem
Location within the United States
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Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W / 44.93083°N 123.02889°W / 44.93083; -123.02889Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W / 44.93083°N 123.02889°W / 44.93083; -123.02889
Country United States
State Oregon
Counties Marion, Polk
Founded 1842
Government
 • Type City Council – City Manager
 • Mayor Chuck Bennett (D)
 • City Manager Steve Powers
Area
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 • City 48.45 sq mi (125.48 km2)
 • Land 47.90 sq mi (124.06 km2)
 • Water 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
Elevation
154 ft (46.7 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • City 154,637
 • Estimate 
(2018[3])
173,442
 • Rank US: 152nd
 • Density 3,228.3/sq mi (1,246.5/km2)
 • Urban
236,632 (US: 156th)
 • Metro
400,408 (US: 130th)
Demonym(s) Salemite[4][5]
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
Zip codes
97301, 97302, 97303, 97304, 97305, 97306, 97308, 97309, 97310, 97311, 97312, 97313 & 97314
Area codes 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-64900
GNIS feature ID 1167861[6]
Website cityofsalem.net