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Keyser, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keyser had a population of 5,840 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.4409 and longitude -78.9739 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the City of Keyser 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Keyser, WV Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Keyser, WV Wealth Index is 34
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,840 (100%)
Population in Households 5,448 (93.3%)
Population in Families 3,997 (68.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 392 ( 6.7%)
Population Density 2,957
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,256
Average Household Income $43,827
Per Capita Income $18,678
Wealth Index4 34

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,154 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,269 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $92,291
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,422
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,370
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.76% 0.1%
Households 0.91% 0.13%
Families 0.95% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Keyser, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keyser to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 46 89th
Median Household Income # 309 24th
Per Capita Income # 310 24th

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