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Keystone, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keystone had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Keystone is located within North Elkin District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Keystone: Cassville.

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Keystone, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 262
Daytime Population: Workers 80
Daytime Population: Residents 183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 263
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 254
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $24,327
Average Household Income $32,868
Per Capita Income $14,285


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (37.2%)
Median Home Value $33,099
Average Home Value $55,585


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -1.58%
Households -1.05% -1.46%
Families -0.38% -1.73%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.22%

Keystone, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keystone to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 318 21st
Population Density # 190 53rd
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 390 4th
Per Capita Income # 397 2nd

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