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Our Community

Keizer offers a favorable business climate, a highly skilled workforce, a wide range of available sites and an excellent power /water resources. Our location, just forty miles south of PDX, bordering Oregon’s capital city, Salem, and the historic Willamette River provides charm for employees, convenience for commuters, and low tax rates for owners. For those who want to live, work, and play in Keizer, a friendly welcome awaits.

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Basic Demographic Information:

  • 2015 Population Estimate: 37,895
  • Median Household Income: $ 51,244
  • Persons in poverty, percent: 15.8 %
  • Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher: 88.7 %
  • Median Housing Value: $ 194,300
  • Total Housing Units: 14,306
  • Number of Companies: 2,479
  • Veterans: 2,942

Climate/Terrain

Keizer is bordered by the Willamette River on the west, Interstate Highway #5 on the east, the City of Salem on the south and by relatively flat agricultural land to the north. The elevation is 132 feet above sea level at the intersection of River Road and Chemawa Road.

Keizer’s Climate Report

The climate is mild; however, annual seasons of fall, winter and summer are discernible.

On the average, 70% of the total rainfall occurs from November through March. Only 6% occurs during June, July and August.

Month Avg. Max. Temp. Avg. Min. Temp.
July 83.0 50.7
January 45.3 32.3

Annual rainfall average 40.35 inches
Annual snowfall average 6.5 inches
Annual clear days average 77
Annual rainless average 216
Annual wind velocity average 7.1 mph from the south
Annual growing season average 204 days

Keizer’s Demographics Report

Median resident age:   36.4 years
Oregon median age:   39.1 years

Zip codes: 97303

Estimated median household income in 2015: $55,069 (it was $45,052 in 2000)

Keizer: $55,069
OR: $54,148

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,566 (it was $20,119 in 2000)


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $208,558 (it was $133,600 in 2000)

Keizer: $208,558
OR: $264,100

Mean prices in 2015:

  • All housing units: $241,435;
  • Detached houses: $261,331;
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $210,484;
  • In 2-unit structures: $249,543;
  • In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,391;
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,611;
  • Mobile homes: $97,711;
  • Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $196,461
  • Median gross rent in 2015: $840.

For population 25 years and over in Keizer:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keizer city:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%