In 2019, Keizer started planning to absorb roughly 10,000 residents during the next 20 years.
The projection is now almost half of what it was two years ago.
According to a preliminary report from the Portland State University Population Forecast Program, Keizer may only grow by 5,700 between now and 2045. The projections have not been formally adopted, but there are a number of circumstances that led to the dramatic decrease . . .