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Keyser, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Keyser had a population of 6,131 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 6,131
Population in Households 5,680
Population in Familes 4,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 451
Population Density2 3,120
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $31,116
Average Household Income $45,613
Per Capita Income $20,288


Total Housing Units 2,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,252 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,277 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $93,462
Average Home Value $125,998


Total Households 2,529
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,440
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.44% 0.51%
Households 1.55% 0.53%
Families 1.68% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 2018 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 # 27 94th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 43 90th
Median Household Income # 341 16th
Per Capita Income # 286 30th

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