Keyser, West Virginia Population 2022

4,822
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Keyser is a city located in Mineral County West Virginia. Keyser has a 2020 population of 4,822. Keyser is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -10.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,412 in 2010.

The average household income in Keyser is $43,379 with a poverty rate of 19.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $109,800. 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: 89.69%
  • Black or African American: 7.93%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Keyser, West Virginia is 4,822 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,822.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,412.

Keyser, West Virginia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,44589.69%
Black or African American3937.93%
Some Other Race881.78%
Two or More Races300.61%
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Keyser Population by Race

Keyser Population Pyramid 2022

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Keyser Median Age

42


Total

36.8


Male

43.5


Female

Keyser Adults

There are 4,186 adults, (1,167 of whom are seniors) in Keyser.

Keyser Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Keyser Sex Ratio

Female

2,590

52.26%

Male

2,366

47.74%

Keyser Population by Age

Keyser Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Keyser Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All63.6%36.4%
Female53.3%46.7%
Male52.2%47.8%
Non Family51.7%48.3%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Keyser Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1322.163.6
Married7082.6386.7
Male1133.8652.2
Female2463.3853.3
Non Family1,0651.2751.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Keyser Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade41111.63%
High School Graduate1,15632.71%
Some College75121.25%
Associates Degree3409.62%
Bachelors Degree37410.58%
Graduate Degree50214.20%
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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
Other Race998
Black23723760
White3,2742,863808
2+ Races1414

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 other race people with a rate of 88.89%.

Keyser Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,926$40,210$24,609
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$24,520$31,815$22,443
Some College$26,293$16,776$32,207
Bachelors Degree$43,000$67,652$22,097
Graduate Degree$58,819$66,111$

$29,926

Average Earnings

$40,210

Average Male

$24,609

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
Black2379640.51%
White4,11267916.51%
Other73NaN%

19.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.67%

Male Poverty Rate

20.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Keyser

The race most likely to be in poverty in Keyser is Black, with 40.51% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.00%.

Keyser Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.17%
High School30.88%
Some College16.77%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Keyser Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed16.58%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed14.57%
Female Unemployed19.28%

Keyser Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Keyser Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,679$52,731
Families$52,795$66,910
Married Families$55,750-
Non Families$31,988$38,022
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Income by Household Type

Keyser Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

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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402

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam278
Korea66
World War II16

Keyser Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 6439
65 to 74236
75+127

Keyser Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White37910.31%
Black235.85%

Keyser Veterans by Race

Keyser Veterans by Education

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15.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Keyser Veterans by Education

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47.9%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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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50.89%

Born in Keyser

99.60%

Native Born

0.40%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.60% of Keyser residents were born in the United States, with 50.89% having been born in West Virginia. 0.40% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,5360.00%
19103,7051,1693.86%
19206,0032,2984.94%
19306,2482450.40%
19406,177-71-0.11%
19506,3471700.27%
19606,192-155-0.25%
19706,5863940.62%
19806,569-17-0.03%
19905,870-699-1.12%
20005,303-567-1.01%
20105,4121090.20%
20115,367-45-0.83%
20125,334-33-0.61%
20135,295-39-0.73%
20145,258-37-0.70%
20155,188-70-1.33%
20165,121-67-1.29%
20175,047-74-1.45%
20184,946-101-2.00%
20194,915-31-0.63%
20204,884-31-0.63%
20214,853-31-0.63%
20224,822-31-0.64%

Keyser Population by Year