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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$579
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Keyser Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    207
    500
  • Theft
    1,715
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,378
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Keyser is a more laid-back kind of town. While there is not a whole lot to do in town, Cumberland MD is about 20 minutes down the road which provides shopping and other amenities. There are several places to enjoy good food and the school systems here are terrific. Close to things, yet far enough away. "The Friendliest City" in America!
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I was born and raised in Keyser, all of my family lives in the town. There are not many job opportunities in Keyser and many people commute over an hour to find a decent paying job. There is also not much for the younger generation to do, which is unfortunate because it is a college town. Keyser natives do all know each other which has both pros and cons. Typically everyone will know everyone's business, but at the same time when tragedy strikes members of the town tend to band together to help raise money or help a family down on their luck. Keyser will always have the feeling of "home" to me, and because of that I always go back. People are working toward bringing more opportunity into the area, including tourism because it is located along the Potomac River. The town has potential, it just needs someone to put effort into it.
I was raised in Keyser. I remeber it being more lively and pretty when I was younger. Potomac State College is a positive asset to the town. There needs to be a wider variety of businesses. Also, the drug problem needs to be taken care of.