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Keystone, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keystone is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McDowell County at latitude 37.4158 and longitude -81.4462. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Keystone, but most people and references simply refer to it as Keystone, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Keystone indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Keystone (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Keystone: Cassville.

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Keystone, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 279
Population in Households 271
Population in Familes 214
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 862
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $81,977
Average Home Value $98,020


Median Household Income $26,125
Average Household Income $41,815
Per Capita Income $17,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.58%
Households 0.0% -0.5%
Families 1.25% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Keystone, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keystone to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 312 22nd
Population Density1 # 187 54th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 367 9th
Per Capita Income # 302 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.