Keizer is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 39,376 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Keizer is the 14th largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Keizer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Keizer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keizer who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (12.37%), and business and financial occupations (6.21%).
Also of interest is that Keizer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The overall education level of Keizer is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.11% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Keizer in 2018 was $29,765, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,060 for a family of four. However, Keizer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Keizer is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Keizer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Keizer residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Keizer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Keizer include German, Irish, English, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Keizer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.