Keyser, West Virginia Population 2021

4,853
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Keyser is a city located in Mineral County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,853, it is the 28th largest city in West Virginia and the 4849th largest city in the United States . Keyser is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -10.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,439 in 2010. Keyser reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Keyser has a population density of 2,457 people per square mile.

The average household income in Keyser is $43,379 with a poverty rate of 24.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $99,300. The median age in Keyser is 30 years, 27.9 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Keyser Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Keyserwas:

  • White: 85.21%
  • Black or African American: 12.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Keyser, West Virginia is 4,853 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,915.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,439.

Keyser, West Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,30385.21%
Black or African American60612.00%
Two or More Races1052.08%
Some Other Race360.71%
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Keyser Population by Race

Keyser Population Pyramid $2021

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Keyser Median Age

30


Total

27.9


Male

42.4


Female

Keyser Adults

There are 4,070 adults, (993 of whom are seniors) in Keyser.

Keyser Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Keyser Sex Ratio

Female

2,430

48.12%

Male

2,620

51.88%

Keyser Population by Age

Keyser Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Keyser Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.5%64.5%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
All55.3%44.7%
Married76.1%23.9%
Male79.1%20.9%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Keyser Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9252.3655.3
Non Family8771.2443.6
Married6913.2176.1
Female2903.3635.5
Male673.8479.1

3.27

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Keyser Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade280.86%
9th to 12th Grade32610.04%
High School Graduate1,51546.64%
Some College61518.93%
Associates Degree2347.20%
Bachelors Degree3129.61%
Graduate Degree2186.71%
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Keyser Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Keyser Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9892,635473
Black23523557
2+ Races2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 24.26%.

Keyser Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,603$36,504$25,353
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$24,861$27,424$23,591
Some College$26,158$25,426$27,500
Bachelors Degree$42,716$44,526$25,568
Graduate Degree$39,632$$

$30,603

Average Earnings

$36,504

Average Male

$25,353

Average Female

Keyser Earnings by Educational Attainment

Keyser Language by Age

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Keyser Language

99.96% of Keyser residents speak only English, while 0.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.04% of the population.

Keyser Language

Keyser Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,90291623.48%
Black45414331.50%
Other3131100.00%

24.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.79%

Male Poverty Rate

21.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Keyser

The race most likely to be in poverty in Keyser is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Keyser is White, with 23.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.57%.

Keyser Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School35.21%
Less Than 9th Grade26.76%
Some College21.55%
Bachelors or Greater1.89%

Keyser Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed75.34%
Female Employed12.76%
Female Unemployed11.69%
Male Employed9.60%

Keyser Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Keyser Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,448$43,379
Families$43,333$52,054
Married Families$41,769-
Non Families$27,314$32,700
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Income by Household Type

Keyser Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Keyser Married by Age and Sex

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Keyser Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Keyser Marital Status by Race

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Keyser Marital Status

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353

Number of Veterans

307

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam166
Korea55
World War II28
Second Gulf War20
First Gulf War12

Keyser Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74153
75+127
55 to 6453
18 to 3420
35 to 54

Keyser Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3319.33%
Black224.91%

Keyser Veterans by Race

Keyser Veterans by Education

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14.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Keyser Veterans by Education

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41.8%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Keyser Employment by Age

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Keyser Employment by Race

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Keyser Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.77%

Born in Keyser

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Keyser residents were born in the United States, with 40.77% having been born in West Virginia. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Keyser Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,853-31-0.63%
20204,884-31-0.63%
20194,915-31-0.63%
20184,946-101-2.00%
20175,047-74-1.45%
20165,121-67-1.29%
20155,188-70-1.33%
20145,258-37-0.70%
20135,295-39-0.73%
20125,334-33-0.61%
20115,367-45-0.83%
20105,4121090.20%
20005,303-567-1.01%
19905,870-699-1.12%
19806,569-17-0.03%
19706,5863940.62%
19606,192-155-0.25%
19506,3471700.27%
19406,177-71-0.11%
19306,2482450.40%
19206,0032,2984.94%
19103,7051,1693.86%
19002,5360.00%

Keyser Population by Year