Keyser, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 5,303. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,410 (+2.0% change)
Males: 2,500 (47.1%), Females: 2,803 (52.9%)

Mineral County

Zip code: 26726

Median resident age: 40.0 years
Median household income: $23,718
Median house value: $63,100

Races in Keyser:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Black (7.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (16.2%), Irish (12.2%), United States (11.4%), English (8.8%), Italian (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Keyser

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keyser city

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -800 (-13.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Keyser:

  • POTOMAC VALLEY HOSPITAL (167 SOUTH MINERAL STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Keyser:

  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; ROMNEY, WV)
  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; ROMNEY, WV)
  • MEMORIAL HOSP & MED CTR CUMBERLAND (about 21 miles; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Keyser:

  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 61 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 64 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 65 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Keyser:

  • MEXICO FARMS (about 20 miles; CUMBERLAND, MD; Abbreviation: 1W3)
  • GREATER CUMBERLAND REGIONAL (about 20 miles; CUMBERLAND, MD; Abbreviation: CBE)
  • GARRETT COUNTY (about 26 miles; OAKLAND, MD; Abbreviation: 2G4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Keyser:

  • POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE OF WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 794; Location: FORT AVE; Public; Website: pscvax.psc.wvnet.edu)
  • MINERAL COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 13; Location: HARLEY O STAGGERS SR DR STE 600; Public)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keyser:

  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 59 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)

Schools

Public high schools in Keyser:

  • KEYSER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: 1 E PIEDMONT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MINERAL COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 600 HARLEY STAGGERS DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MINERAL COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 50 CLARY ST; Grades: 11 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Keyser:

  • KEYSER PRIMARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,229; Location: 700 HARLEY STAGGERS DRIVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • FOUNTAIN PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: ROUTE 5 BOX 390; Grades: PK – 04)
  • KEYSER HEADSTART CENTER (Students: 87; Location: 251 WEST PIEDMONT STREET; Grades: PK – PK)

Libraries

Library in Keyser:

  • KEYSER-MINERAL CNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $194,846; Location: 105 N. MAIN STREET; 49,536 books; 398 audio materials; 479 video materials; 55 serial subscriptions)