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1.11% decline
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Median Household Income
16.1% growth
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10.2% growth
Median Property Value
8.75% growth

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The economy of Keyser, WV employs 1,782 people. The economy of Keyser, WV is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.25; 1.97; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Keyser, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (373), Manufacturing (339), and Retail trade (280), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($38,984), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($12,721), and Accommodation & Food Service ($9,054).

Median household income in Keyser, WV is $28,378. Males in Keyser, WV have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,164. The income inequality of Keyser, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Keyser, WV. In Mineral County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 25 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,296. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Keyser, WV is from the county of Mineral County, WV.

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Keyser, WV is home to a population of 5,261 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Keyser, WV is composed of 4,443 White residents (84.5%), 574 Black residents (10.9%), 143 Two+ residents (2.72%), 62 Other residents (1.18%), and 24 Asian residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Keyser, WV are Tagalog (9 speakers), Spanish (5 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Keyser, WV has a relative high number of Tagalog (9 speakers), Spanish (5 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Keyser, WV awarded 376 degrees. The student population of Keyser, WV is skewed towards females, with 175 male students and 201 female students. Most students in Keyser, WV are White (328 and 87.2%), followed by Black or African American (36 and 9.6%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.33%), and American Indian (3 and 0.8%). The largest universities in Keyser, WV by number of graduates are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (359 and 95.5%), Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (17 and 4.52%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Keyser, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (162 and 43.1%), General Education (37 and 9.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (33 and 8.78%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keyser, WV is $98,200, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $90,300 to $98,200, a 8.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Keyser, WV is 46.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Keyser, WV have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Keyser, WV is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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