Keystone, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -41.1%
Males: 98  (36.7%)
Females: 169  (63.3%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24868.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,298 (it was $10,417 in 2000)
Keystone:

$17,298
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,857 (it was $7,033 in 2000)

Keystone city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,376 (it was $23,500 in 2000)
Keystone:

$28,376
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $41,670; Detached houses: $43,947; Townhouses or other attached units: $18,799; In 2-unit structures: $29,243; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $20,888; Mobile homes: $32,376

Median gross rent in 2012: $472.

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  • Black alone - 183 (64.9%)
  • White alone - 96 (34.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Keystone: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (26.9%), German (13.3%), Italian (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), Polish (5.4%), Irish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 823 people per square mile   (low).

Keystone, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Keystone:

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 31.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keystone city:

  • Never married: 50.3%
  • Now married: 30.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Keystone, West Virginia as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Keystone to the number of sex offenders is 271 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $390 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.8%)

Keystone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (65.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (129.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (384.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Northfork, WV (0.9 miles ), Vivian, WV (1.5 miles) , Kimball, WV (1.9 miles ), Pageton, WV (2.2 miles) , Maybeury, WV (2.3 miles ), Anawalt, WV (2.3 miles ), Crumpler, WV (2.4 miles ), Gary, WV (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Keystone household income distribution Keystone home values distribution

Crime rates in Keystone (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 0.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.55
West Virginia average:

1.87
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.7%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-27.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Bus drivers (18%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Keystone: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Keystone, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Keystone-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.0 miles away from Keystone center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 142.2 miles away from Keystone center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Keystone topographic map

Birthplace of: John Ripley (USMC) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Bob Bowman (pitcher) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Keystone:

  • WYOMING COMM HOSP INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • WYOMING GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keystone:

  • Concord University (about 25 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 38 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 47 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 53 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 58 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • West Virginia State University (about 69 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

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Notable locations in Keystone: Keystone Volunteer Fire Department (A), Keystone Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Keystone include: Keystone Baptist Church (A), Keystone Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Memorial Presbyterian Church (C), Midway Shiloh Temple (D), Zion Pentecostal Tabernacle (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clark Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.1

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

KEYSTONE MUNICIPAL WATER (Population served: 448, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 54 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 42.5%
(75.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Keystone compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Keystone travel time to work - commute Keystone mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Keystone city (based on McDowell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.71%
Here: 19.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents21.7%18.1%13.0%11.1%8.7%
Congregations27.6%16.3%13.3%5.1%4.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.7%5.5%3.3%3.0%8.9%
Congregations4.1%6.1%3.1%5.1%15.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McDowell County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,100$37,2000$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$408
Water Supply 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Totals for Government 2$5,757$34,5421$408

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mercer County, WV  1.04% ($21,776 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.32% ($31,278)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,500)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mercer County, WV  1.69% ($29,358 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, VA  0.39% ($34,045)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.23% ($26,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in Keystone:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keystone:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Keystone:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Keystone fatal accident list:

Aug 30, 2003 02:25 PM, 52/61, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 3, 2000 05:15 PM, Us-52, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 13, 1995 05:15 PM, Bridge St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $950,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,430
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,023
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 11,505

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF8MC, Previous Call Sign: N8KWL
    Grant Date: 06/16/1992, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2004
    Registrant: Jason L Nester, Keystone, WV 24852

Most common first names in Keystone, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2167.0 years
William1764.2 years
John1265.9 years
Charles1073.7 years
George773.1 years
Clarence765.1 years
Joseph763.8 years
Robert771.7 years
Ernest659.4 years
Mary672.6 years
Most common last names in Keystone, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones965.4 years
Harris866.9 years
Johnson866.8 years
Martin674.8 years
Pais579.4 years
Price546.8 years
Smith569.2 years
Ball467.3 years
Calhoun482.5 years
Larese475.5 years

Keystone on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
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