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Keyser, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keyser had a population of 6,682 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Keyser is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mineral County.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 6,682
Daytime Population: Workers 2,912
Daytime Population: Residents 4,082
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,994
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 6,192
Population in Familes 4,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 490
Population Density2 3,400
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $30,611
Average Household Income $43,626
Per Capita Income $19,381


Total Housing Units 2,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,439 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,305 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $87,321
Average Home Value $108,252


Total Households 2,744
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,569
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 2.86% 0.92%
Households 2.92% 0.95%
Families 3.13% 0.89%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Keyser, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keyser 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 # 26 94th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 44 89th
Median Household Income # 339 17th
Per Capita Income # 301 26th

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