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Keystone, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keystone had a population of 277 as of July 1, 2015. Keystone ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Keystone is located at latitude 37.4158 and longitude -81.4462 in McDowell County. 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. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The City of Keystone (GNIS ID: 2390606) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Keystone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Keystone: Cassville.

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Keystone, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 277
Population in Households 269
Population in Familes 213
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 856
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $84,615
Average Home Value $109,250


Median Household Income $25,644
Average Household Income $38,886
Per Capita Income $16,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.44%
Households 0.0% -0.33%
Families 1.01% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 314 22nd
Population Density1 # 188 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 382 5th
Per Capita Income # 343 15th

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