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  • Population: 50,720 (2013 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: 180-520 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)
  • City employees: Approximately 380

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