Keyser, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 5,077 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 2,594  (51.1%)
Females: 2,483  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26726.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,718 (it was $23,718 in 2000)
Keyser:

$34,718
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,520 (it was $13,813 in 2000)

Keyser city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,632 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Keyser:

$111,632
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,348; detached houses: $169,635; townhouses or other attached units: $142,377; in 2-unit structures: $17,524; mobile homes: $39,517

Median gross rent in 2017: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Keyser: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.3%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Keyser, WV (2010)
    • 4,75187.4%White alone
    • 4598.4%Black alone
    • 1222.2%Two or more races
    • 771.4%Hispanic
    • 200.4%Asian alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Keyser detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Keyser, West Virginia as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Keyser is 137 to 1.


Crime rates in Keyser by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(18.2)
5
(92.3)
4
(75.0)
3
(57.2)
2
(38.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(72.6)
6
(110.8)
4
(75.0)
2
(38.2)
4
(76.7)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(217.9)
4
(73.9)
5
(93.8)
6
(114.5)
3
(57.5)
7
(129.1)
5
(94.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(417.7)
43
(794.1)
29
(544.0)
34
(648.6)
48
(920.1)
26
(479.6)
11
(207.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
139
(2,524)
144
(2,659)
115
(2,157)
114
(2,175)
108
(2,070)
87
(1,605)
91
(1,715)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(163.4)
6
(110.8)
7
(131.3)
3
(57.2)
3
(57.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)223.2292.7236.2217.1217.0129.1152.8

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Crime rate in Keyser detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: German (30.4%), American (11.7%), English (10.1%), Irish (8.9%), Italian (2.8%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 1.90 square miles.

Population density: 2,673 people per square mile   (average).

Keyser, West Virginia map

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $687 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $769 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (83.5 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (87.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (207.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

McCoole, MD (0.9 miles ),
Dawson, MD (1.8 miles),
Piedmont, WV (2.1 miles ),
Westernport, MD (2.2 miles ),
Luke, MD (2.2 miles),
Franklin, MD (2.3 miles ),
Danville, MD (2.3 miles ),
Bloomington, MD (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.44 N, Longitude: 78.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +815 (+15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 640 (37.2%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Keyser, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Keyser, WV in 2017
Keyser satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 208 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $173,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $28,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $306,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Keyser, WV residents
Average permit cost in Keyser, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Keyser, WV
Historical housing units in Keyser, WV
Most common industries in Keyser, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Paper (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Paper (10.2%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.0%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Keyser, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Keyser, West Virginia

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Keyser, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.2. This is better than average.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.98. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.98
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Keyser-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Keyser city center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Keyser-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.2 miles away from Keyser center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Keyser center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 280.6 miles away from Keyser center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.7 miles away from Keyser center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Keyser topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Keyser:

  • CORNELL STREET GROUP HOME (1600 CORNELL STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF POTOMAC VALLEY HOSP (167 S. MINERAL STREET)
  • POTOMAC VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 100 PIN OAK LANE)
  • HEARTLAND OF KEYSER (135 SOUTHERN DRIVE)
  • RENAL CENTER OF KEYSER, LLC (1080 NEW CREEK HWY)
  • NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA HOME HEALTH (690 SOUTH MINERAL STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Keyser:

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Amtrak station near Keyser:

  • 19 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in Keyser:

  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University (Full-time enrollment: 1,473; Location: 101 Fort Ave; Public; Website: www.potomacstatecollege.edu)
  • Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 600 Harley O Staggers Sr Dr; Public)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keyser:

  • Frostburg State University (about 15 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 21 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 48 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Shenandoah University (about 48 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • West Virginia University (about 54 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 58 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • American Public University System (about 61 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)

Public high schools in Keyser:

  • KEYSER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 806, Location: 1 E PIEDMONT ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MINERAL COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 50 CLARY STREET, Grades: 5-11)
  • MINERAL COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 600 SOUTH WATER STREET EXT, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Keyser:

  • KEYSER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,197, Location: 590 HARLEY O. STAGGERS DRIVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • FOUNTAIN PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: RT 2 BOX 9, Grades: PK-4)
  • KEYSER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 700 HARLEY STAGGERS DRIVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Keyser

Library in Keyser:

  • KEYSER-MINERAL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $292,998; Location: 105 N. MAIN STREET; 52,974 books; 2,674 audio materials; 1,781 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Keyser has always billed itself as, "The Friendliest City in the USA". And, it just might be.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Keyser: West Virginia Division of Forestry Mineral County Field Office (A), Keyser-Mineral County Public Library (B), Keyser Emergency Medical Services Incorporated 1 (C), Keyser Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Keyser include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Keyser Presbyterian Church (B), Keyser Church of the Brethren (C), Grace United Methodist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (G), Church of God (H), Calvary United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thunderhill Run (A), Limestone Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rinehart- Mary Margaret Circuit Clerk (Recreation Areas; Court House).

Hotels: Econo Lodge (New Creek), Candlewyck Inn (65 South Mineral Street).

Courts: Mineral County - Jail- Circuit Court (100 East Street), Mineral County - Parks & Recreation Dept- Circuit Court (150 Armstrong Street), Mineral County - Circuit Court (Court House), Mineral County - Prosecuting Attorney's Ofc- Circuit Court (155 Armstrong Street), Mineral County - Circuit Court- Sheriff's Ofc (Court House), Mineral County - Circuit Court- Probation Office (Court House), Mineral County - Circuit Court- Jordan Phil Chief Judge (Court House), Mineral County - Circuit Court- Floodplain Permit Officer (150 Armstrong Street), Mineral County - Circuit Court- County Coordinator (Court House).

Birthplace of: Henry Louis Gates - Professor, Harley Orrin Staggers - Politician, Leo Mazzone - Baseball player and coach, Lloyal Randolph - Politician.

Mineral County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Keyser and their reported violations in the past:

KEYSER CITY OF (Address: 111 NORTH DAVIS STREET , Population served: 5,208, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS INC (Population served: 1,600, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2007)
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
FOUNTAIN PSD (Population served: 544, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2011)
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
FOUNTAIN PSD BURLINGTON (Population served: 460, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2011)
CAMP MINCO BATH HOUSES (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2013)
BLACKWATER CENTER (Address: 417 NORTH MAIN STREET , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
545 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Keyser in 2000:

  • 266 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Keyser (2011 data):

  • The Grant County Bank: New Creek/Keyser Branch at Route 220, branch established on 1996/12/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.7 mil, Deposits: $209.0 mil, headquarters in Petersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Keyser Branch at 67 North Main Street, branch established on 1996/02/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Keyser Main Branch at Us Route 220 South & Eagles Lane, branch established on 1911/08/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First United Bank & Trust: Keyser Mall Branch at 29 West Southern Drive, branch established on 1990/12/12. Info updated 2010/09/21: Bank assets: $1,383.1 mil, Deposits: $1,034.0 mil, headquarters in Oakland, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: First United Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Keyser:

Marital status in Keyser, WV
  • Never married: 45.9%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Keyser:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Keyser
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Keyser, WV (based on Mineral County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,10234
Evangelical Protestant4,90347
Catholic1,3473
Black Protestant1781
Other461
None16,636-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mineral County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Mineral County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mineral County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mineral County:

31.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.3%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Keyser:

51.6%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.4%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Keyser:

25.1%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Keyser:

14.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Keyser:

35.4%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Keyser, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$26,595$31,9141$1,413
Water Supply 8$20,636$30,9541$285
Streets and Highways 6$13,994$27,9880$0
Police - Other 5$12,189$29,2540$0
Sewerage 5$12,170$29,2081$727
Other Government Administration 3$6,298$25,1920$0
Financial Administration 2$5,456$32,7360$0
Totals for Government 39$97,338$29,9503$2,425

Keyser government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $20,242,000 ($3987.00)
    Water Utilities: $1,332,000 ($262.36)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $937,000 ($184.56)
    Water Utilities: $680,000 ($133.94)
    Sewerage: $578,000 ($113.85)
    Regular Highways: $465,000 ($91.59)
    Central Staff Services: $171,000 ($33.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($20.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $71,000 ($13.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,153,000 ($227.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($50.23)

Keyser government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,024,000 ($201.69)
    Other: $140,000 ($27.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $486,000 ($95.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($11.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($8.86)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,425,000 ($280.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $9,158,000 ($1803.82)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($3.15)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $605,000 ($119.16)
    Property: $585,000 ($115.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000 ($52.20)
    Other License: $72,000 ($14.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $32,000 ($6.30)
    Other: $22,000 ($4.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000 ($2.36)

Keyser government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,921,000 ($5105.57)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,637,000 ($3276.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,966,000 ($1962.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $682,000 ($134.33)

Keyser government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,167,000 ($229.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000,000 ($196.97)

4.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allegany County, MD  1.15% ($31,585 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, WV  0.53% ($39,877)
to Grant County, WV  0.35% ($42,081)
Businesses in Keyser, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
AT&T2KFC1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Microtel1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
GameStop1UPS1
Goodwill1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Keyser:

  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keyser:

  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Keyser:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48AA (Channel 48; KEYSER, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Keyser fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Keyser fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.3mTotal length
  • $1,140,000Total costs
  • 46,738Total average daily traffic
  • 5,053Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,212Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Keyser, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Keyser, WV

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 88. The highest number of reported fires - 132 took place in 2009, and the least - 47 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Keyser, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.3%), and Outside Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Keyser, WV
    • 85060.3%Structure Fires
    • 35425.1%Outside Fires
    • 15410.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 523.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Keyser, WV
Most common first names in Keyser, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12371.4 years
Mary11579.1 years
William11575.7 years
Charles11476.0 years
John9873.0 years
Robert7569.2 years
George5672.1 years
Harry4675.5 years
Margaret4680.0 years
Helen4575.8 years
Most common last names in Keyser, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7475.0 years
Miller5474.6 years
Davis3774.9 years
Cook2971.0 years
Wilson2975.1 years
Hartman2976.9 years
Liller2875.7 years
Rotruck2673.3 years
Staggs2578.0 years
Martin2570.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Keyser, WV
  • 72.0%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Keyser, WV
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood


Keyser compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Keyser on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • Norman E. Wood (6)
  • Elmer Ray Dove (1)
  • Steven Scheermesser (1)
  • Craig A. Kesner (1)
  • John Darrell Mckelvey (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2020.