Introduction to Keizer, Oregon

Keizer, Oregon, in Marion county, is 3 miles N of Salem, Oregon and 40 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 32,203 people lived in Keizer.

Keizer History

Keizer was named after Thomas Dove Keizer. The first settlers arrived in the area in the 1840's. The John Pugh house is the oldest house in the city, which was built in 1875. The city was incorporated in 1982.

Keizer and nearby Attractions

  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • Mission Mill Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Champoeg State Park
  • Maud Williamson State Park
  • Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Keizer

The city of Keizer offers a number of facilities for recreation, as Northside County Park, Claggett Creek Park and Northridge Park are all located within the city. The Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Mission Mill Museum provide insight into the history of the area. The Clear Lake Golf Course is popular among local golfers as well.

Keizer Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Portland International Airport.

Keizer Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Chemeketa Community College, George Fox University and Willamette University.


Total Population 37,115
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 16,162
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,726


Median Family Income $59,583
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $818
Median House Value $194,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Keizer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 97303
P.O. Box Zip Codes 97307
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.99
Longitude -123.025

Keizer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station DALLAS 2 NE
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gervais 2,562 $50,507
Independence 8,772 $50,461
Mount Angel 3,389 $54,132
Salem 160,008 $56,668
Silverton 9,436 $65,264
Turner 2,525 $60,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,940 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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