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Keyser, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keyser is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mineral County at latitude 39.4394 and longitude -78.9823. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Keyser 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 Keyser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Keyser: New Creek, New Creek Station, Paddy Town, Paddys Town, Paddytown.

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


Total Population 5,653
Population in Households 5,212
Population in Familes 3,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 441
Population Density1 2,950
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,336
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,200 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,136 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $92,877
Average Home Value $107,715


Median Household Income $25,074
Average Household Income $35,439
Per Capita Income $15,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 0.27%
Households 1.16% 0.36%
Families 1.41% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


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, 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 12 97th
Diversity Index2 # 42 90th
Median Household Income # 375 7th
Per Capita Income # 366 9th

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