Keyser, WV

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2022 Population
4,879
0.753% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
4.17% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.2%
15.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,724
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$115,400
11% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,062
8.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Keyser, WV had a population of 4.88k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $46,724. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Keyser, WV declined from 4,916 to 4,879, a −0.753% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,618 to $46,724, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Keyser, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.594%).

None of the households in Keyser, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Keyser, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Keyser, WV are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (306 degrees awarded in 2022) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (7 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Keyser, WV was $115,400, and the homeownership rate was 59.3%.

Most people in Keyser, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Keyser, WV was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Keyser, WV is home to a population of 4.88k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0% of Keyser, WV residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.47k people) in Keyser, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 212 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 95 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Keyser, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Keyser, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Keyser, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 138
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    212 ± 133
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    95 ± 89
0.164%
Hispanic Population
8 people

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.47k people) in Keyser, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 212 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 95 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.164% of the people in Keyser, WV are hispanic (8 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    132 ± 101
  2. Korea
    25 ± 38
  3. World War II
    15 ± 26

Keyser, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Keyser, WV employs 2.06k people. The largest industries in Keyser, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (410 people), Retail Trade (326 people), and Educational Services (223 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($118,150), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,256), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,155).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.06k
2022 Value
± 441
8.81%
1 Year growth
± 29.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Keyser, WV grew at a rate of 8.81%, from 1.9k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Keyser, WV, are Healthcare Support Occupations (303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (184 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Keyser, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.06k
2022 Value
± 441
8.81%
1 Year growth
± 29.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Keyser, WV grew at a rate of 8.81%, from 1.9k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Keyser, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (410 people), Retail Trade (326 people), and Educational Services (223 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Keyser, WV, though some of these residents may live in Keyser, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,604
Median earning men ± $6,426
$29,030
Median earning women ± $7,109

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,674), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($24,808), and Retail Trade ($17,209).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,469), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,756), and Public Administration ($28,281).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Keyser, WV awarded 313 degrees. The student population of Keyser, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 486 male students and 668 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Keyser, WV are White (267 and 85.6%), followed by Two or More Races (17 and 5.45%), Black or African American (13 and 4.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Keyser, WV by number of degrees awarded are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (306 and 97.8%) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (7 and 2.24%).

The most popular majors in Keyser, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 39.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (44 and 14.1%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 and 8.31%).

The median tuition cost in Keyser, WV for a public four year colleges is $4,752 for in-state students and $12,120 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,154 students enrolled in Keyser, WV, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 962 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Keyser, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 306 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Potomac State College of West Virginia University with 306 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Keyser, WV, which is 0.852 times less than the 169 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 267 degrees mean that there were 15.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,752) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keyser, WV was $115,400 in 2022, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $104,000 to $115,400, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Keyser, WV is 59.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Keyser, WV have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Keyser, WV is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$115,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,054
$1,158
Median Property Taxes
±$290

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Keyser, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Keyser, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.3% of the housing units in Keyser, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106
  2. Census Tract 105

The following map shows all of the places in Keyser, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,724
Median Household Income
± $12,022
1.95k
Number of Households
± 378

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.95k households in Keyser, WV grew to $46,724 from the previous year's value of $41,618.

The following chart displays the households in Keyser, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Keyser, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Walked (8.08%)

In 2022, 73.6% of workers in Keyser, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who walked to work (8.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Keyser, WV have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Keyser, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Keyser, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Keyser, WV have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Keyser, WV (1.12k out of 4.43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Keyser, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Keyser, WV has health coverage, with 30.2% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, WV see 3358 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (2993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2672 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1215 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,358 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mineral County, WV

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, WV see an average of 3,358 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (2,993 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mineral County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.5% under 18 years, 28.4% between 18 and 34 years, 30.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.39%
Uninsured
30.2%
Employer Coverage
29%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Keyser, WV grew by 27.3% from 5.02% to 6.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Keyser, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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