- Keizer, Oregon
official_name = Keizer, Oregon
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Marion
leader_name = Lore Christopher
established_title = Incorporated
area_total_sq_mi = 7.4
area_total_km2 = 19.1
area_land_sq_mi = 7.2
area_land_km2 = 18.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_km2 = 0.4
population_total = 34880
population_density_km2 = 1719.7
population_density_sq_mi = 4455.7
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 0 |lats = 2 |latNS = N
longd = 123 |longm = 1 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 40.2
elevation_ft = 132
website = [http://www.keizer.org/ www.keizer.org]
postal_code = 97303, 97307
area_code = 503
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 41-38500GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1163084GR|3
Keizer (IPAEng|ˈkɑɪzɚ) is a city in Marion County,
Oregon, United States. It was named for Thomas Dove and J.B. Keizur, two pioneers who arrived in the Wagon Train of 1843, and later filed donation land claims. The population was 32,203 at the 2000 census. The 2006 estimate is 34,880 residents. [http://www.pdx.edu/media/p/r/PRC_Certified_Cities_2006.pdf PSU:Population Research Center] ] It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The original settlement was at Keizer Bottom, near the banks of the
Willamette River. The community was named after Thomas Dove Keizur, one of its first settlers. Somewhere in the translation of donation land claim records, his name was misspelled. [ [Book: The Keizer Story (Keizur) by Daisy Keizur Barrett & Ginger Powers Linn County Historical Museum 1983] [ [http://www.keizertimes.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=7653 Keizertimes.com ] ] This settlement suffered in the flood of 1861, and the inhabitants rebuilt their homes on higher ground. Further floods in 1943, 1945, 1946 and 1948 hampered the growth of the community, and it was not until dams were built in the 1950s to regulate the flow of the Willamette that Keizer began to flourish.
Many times the City of Salem tried to annex the growing community adjacent to its city limits.Fact|date=May 2007 Beginning in 1964, a number of Keizer residents tried to convince the people of Keizer that it would be cheaper and better to form their own city. It was not until
November 2, 1982when, with the support of the nearby unincorporated communityof Clear Lake, residents voted to make Keizer a city.
Where Keizer Bottom once was is now Keizer Rapids Park a brand new public park in Keizer Oregon, attractions will include dog park, playground, boat in camping, nature trails, sport courts. More info at Keizer.org
Keizer is located at coor dms|45|0|2|N|123|1|19|W|city (45.000491, -123.021885)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), of which, 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.03%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 32,203 people, 12,110 households, and 8,646 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 4,455.7 people per square mile (1,719.7/km²). There were 12,774 housing units at an average density of 1,767.4/sq mi (682.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.52% White, 0.75% African American, 1.38% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 7.22% from other races, and 3.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.27% of the population.
There were 12,110 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,052, and the median income for a family was $49,977. Males had a median income of $37,138 versus $27,032 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $20,119. About 6.2% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Keizer hosts the
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, a minor league baseballteam in the Northwest League.
Keizer is part of the
Salem-Keizer School Districtand has one high school, McNary.
Keizertimes- weekly newspaper
* [http://Keizer.org City of Keizer]
* [http://www.keizerchamber.com/ Keizer Chamber of Commerce]
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