Keyser, WV

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Population

5,183

1.48% decline

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$31,845

12.2% growth

Poverty Rate

25.8%


Number of Employees

1,854

4.04% growth

Median Property Value

$93,800

4.48% decline

About

In 2017, Keyser, WV had a population of 5.18k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $31,845. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Keyser, WV declined from 5,261 to 5,183, a -1.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,378 to $31,845, a 12.2% increase.

The population of Keyser, WV is 83.5% White Alone, 12.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.41% Two or More Races. 0.282% of the people in Keyser, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Keyser, WV are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (253 degrees awarded in 2016) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (19 degrees).

The median property value in Keyser, WV is $93,800, and the homeownership rate is 52.7%. Most people in Keyser, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Keyser, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Keyser, WV employs 1.85k people. The largest industries in Keyser, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), Retail Trade (342 people), and Manufacturing (304 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,396), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,458), and Public Administration ($36,200).

Median household income in Keyser, WV is $31,845. Males in Keyser, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Keyser, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,845

2017 value

± $3,874

12.2%

1 Year Growth

± 21%

Households in Keyser, WV have a median annual income of $31,845, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,378 in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Keyser, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Keyser, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Keyser, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 105

  2. Census Tract 106

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Keyser, WV was Census Tract 105 with a value of $32,015, followed by Census Tract 106 and N/A, with respective values of $27,018 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Keyser, WV (1.2k out of 4.64k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    933 ± 272

  2. Black

    231 ± 149

  3. Other

    35 ± 93

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.85k

2017 Value

± 352

4.04%

1 Year growth

± 26.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Keyser, WV grew at a rate of 4.04%, from 1.78k employees to 1.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Keyser, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (274 people), Production Occupations (202 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Keyser, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Keyser, WV, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (274 people), Production Occupations (202 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (201 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Keyser, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.61 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.43 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Keyser, WV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,024), Management Occupations ($44,911), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($44,018).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.85k

2017 Value

± 352

4.04%

1 Year growth

± 26.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Keyser, WV grew at a rate of 4.04%, from 1.78k employees to 1.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Keyser, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), Retail Trade (342 people), and Manufacturing (304 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Keyser, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), Retail Trade (342 people), and Manufacturing (304 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Keyser, WV has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.41 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.92 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Keyser, WV, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,396), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,458), and Public Administration ($36,200).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.9% of the population of Keyser, WV has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 28.7% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.95% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Keyser, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Keyser, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1273 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

32.6%

Employer Coverage

28.7%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

2.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Keyser, WV declined by 7.74% from 13.2% to 12.1%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Keyser, WV is home to a population of 5.18k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.482% of Keyser, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Keyser, WV is composed of 4.33k White Alone residents (83.5%), 643 Black or African American Alone residents (12.4%), 125 Two or More Races residents (2.41%), 65 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.25%), 15 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.289%), 8 Asian Alone residents (0.154%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Keyser, WV are Tagalog (9 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (5 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.8

23

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Keyser, WV was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 23. But people in Keyser, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Keyser, WV residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.482%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.741%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.482% of Keyser, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Keyser, WV was 0.741%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Keyser, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Keyser, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Keyser, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Keyser, WV was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.33k ± 168

  2. Black or African American Alone

    643 ± 158

  3. Two or More Races

    125 ± 97.3

In 2017, there were 6.73 times more White Alone residents (4.33k people) in Keyser, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 643 Black or African American Alone and 125 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Keyser, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Tagalog

    9 speakers (0.181%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5 speakers (0.101%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.282% of Keyser, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Keyser, WV was Tagalog. 0.181% of the overall population of Keyser, WV are native Tagalog speakers. 0.101% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0% speak Tagalog, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    178 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    85 ± 94

  3. Korea

    40 ± 41

Keyser, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Keyser, WV awarded 272 degrees. The student population of Keyser, WV is skewed towards women, with 644 male students and 825 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Keyser, WV are White (236 and 88.1%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 5.97%), Two or More Races (6 and 2.24%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.87%).

The largest universities in Keyser, WV by number of degrees awarded are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (253 and 93%) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (19 and 6.99%).

The most popular majors in Keyser, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (111 and 40.8%), General Business Administration & Management (24 and 8.82%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (22 and 8.09%).

The median tuition costs in Keyser, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,056 and $10,416 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 111 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Keyser, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 111 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Keyser, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

$4,056

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Keyser, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Potomac State College of West Virginia University with 253 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

165

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Keyser, WV, which is 0.648 times less than the 165 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    236 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Keyser, WV were to White students. These 236 degrees mean that there were 14.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keyser, WV was $93,800 in 2017, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $93,800, a 4.48% decrease. The homeownership rate in Keyser, WV is 52.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Keyser, WV have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Keyser, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,845

Median Household Income

± $3,874

2.05k

Number of Households

± 367

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.05k households in Keyser, WV grew to $31,845 from the previous year's value of $28,378.

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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Housing

Property Value

$93,800

2017 Median

± $10,840

$98,200

2016 Median

± $11,570

In 2017, the median property value in Keyser, WV declined from to $93,800 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Keyser, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Keyser, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Keyser, WV 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.

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Rent vs Own

52.7%

2017 Homeownership

46.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.7% of the housing units in Keyser, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Keyser, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 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 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Keyser, WV have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Keyser, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14.4%

  3. Walked

    10%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Keyser, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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