Salem, OH


Highest Appreciating Salem Neighborhoods Since 2000

Salem, OH Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Salem Housing Market Information

With 12,003 people, 5,119 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $102,267, house prices in Salem are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Salem, accounting for 66.35% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Salem include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 21.56%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.60%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.24%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Salem are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 57.82% owning and 42.18% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Salem's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.55% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Salem include homes built before 1939 ( 31.27%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 27.11%). There's also some housing in Salem built between 2000 and later ( 6.07%).

Salem Home Appreciation Rates

Salem's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Salem during the period has been just -0.85%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Salem appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Salem's appreciation rate has been -1.23%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Salem were at -0.60%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.38%.

Notably, Salem's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Ohio, our data show that Salem's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Ohio.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Salem differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Salem - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Salem real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,049,000 1.1
$786,001 - $1,049,000 0.0
$524,001 - $786,000 0.8
$419,001 - $524,000 1.6
$315,001 - $419,000 2.9
$210,001 - $315,000 7.8
$105,001 - $210,000 35.5
$52,001 - $105,000 43.2
$0 - $52,000 7.1

Low for OH
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
76.1572717684285 76.9028871391076

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Salem Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
-1.85% -0.11% 2 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$783 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.82
Renters 42.18
Vacant 9.11

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.1
1970 - 1999 27.1
1940 - 1969 35.5
1939 or Older 31.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.4
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 21.6
Apt. Complexes 10.6
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.12
1 Bedroom 12.00
2 Bedrooms 31.34
3 Bedrooms 42.99
4 Bedrooms 9.71
5 or more bedrooms 2.84