Updated on Wednesday, October 02, 2013October 02, 2013
Population: 50,710 (July 2012 PSU estimate) 11th largest city in Oregon.
Founded: 1848, incorporated in 1864, and adopted home rule charter in 1891.
Counties: Linn County seat; 2nd largest city in Benton County
ZIP Codes: 97321 and 97322
Location: 44° 38' N latitude, 123° 7' W longitudeWillamette Valley45 miles north of Eugene69 miles south of Portland24 miles south of SalemOnline local maps are available from our GIS section of our Web site.
Area: 17.7 square miles (city limits), 21.7 square miles (Urban Growth Boundary)
Elevation: 180-430 feet above sea level
Form of government: Council-Manager
Current tax rate: $6.39 per thousand dollars of assessed value
City budget (FY 2011-2012): $164.9 million ($30.4 million General Fund)