Keyser, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Keyser, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keyser had a population of 5,525 as of July 1, 2015. Keyser ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Keyser is located at latitude 39.4394 and longitude -78.9823 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the City of Keyser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Keyser (GNIS ID: 2390605) 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 Keyser 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 Keyser: New Creek, New Creek Station, Paddy Town, Paddys Town, Paddytown.

City of Keyser, WV Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,525
Population in Households 5,071
Population in Familes 3,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 454
Population Density1 2,884
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,277
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,298
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,160 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,116 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $95,643
Average Home Value $111,379
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,899
Average Household Income $36,701
Per Capita Income $15,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.23%
Households 0.45% 0.27%
Families 0.67% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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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Keyser, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keyser 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 40 90th
Median Household Income # 358 11th
Per Capita Income # 360 10th

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