Living in Beckley, WV

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Beckley SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
9

Beckley, WV Crime Report

983
Total Crimes
6,055.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
135.76%
Above National Average

Beckley, WV Cost Of Living

84
Beckley's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Beckley, West Virginia Info Snack

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It was founded on April 4, 1838. Beckley was named in honor of John James Beckley, who was the first Clerk of the House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. It was founded by his son Alfred Beckley (US Army general and Confederate militia commander, born in Washington, D.C.). The current mayor is Rob Rappold
Population
16,697
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
19.2%
Median Home
$111,800
Median Income
$40,505
Median Rent
$663

Beckley, WV Photos

Rankings for Beckley in West Virginia

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Map Of Beckley, WV

Population over time in Beckley

Year Population % Change
2017 16,697 -1.6%
2016 16,963 -2.2%
2015 17,348 -0.2%
2014 17,375 -0.9%
2013 17,529 -0.7%
2012 17,653 0.3%
2011 17,596 0.2%
2010 17,560 0.3%
2009 17,503 -
Crime/100k Beckley WV USA
Violent Crime 905.5 289.9 368.9
Murder 18.5 3.7 5.0
Robbery 67.8 31.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 671.4 218.5 246.8
Property Crime 5149.7 1485.6 2199.5
Burglary 837.7 296.5 376.0
Larceny 4121.0 1049.6 1594.6
Car Theft 191.0 139.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Beckley

White
70.9% (11,837)
African American
21.8% (3,636)
American Indian
0.9% (142)
Asian
2.5% (423)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.3% (391)
Hispanic
1.6% (268)
Race Beckley WV USA
White 70.9% 92.1% 61.1%
African American 21.8% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.5% 0.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.6% 1.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Beckley, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
9.3% (154,453)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (120,816)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.6% (243,922)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.5% (224,930)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.6% (210,743)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (282,135)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (163,835)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.5% (191,293)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (43,246)
$200,000 or more
2.1% (34,323)
Income Beckley WV USA
Less than $10,000 9.3% 9.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.6% 13.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.5% 11.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.6% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.5% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 3.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.1% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Beckley

Female
53.7% (8,972)
Male
46.3% (7,725)
Gender Beckley WV USA
Female 53.7% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 46.3% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Beckley for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (667)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (1,669)
High School / GED
32.0% (5,343)
Some College
22.0% (3,673)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,335)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (2,671)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,001)
Professional Degree
1.0% (166)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (166)
Education Beckley WV USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 41.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 12.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Beckley

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

Cruderisland554

I live in beckley and yea some spots look like iraq and also the mayor of Charleston or something shipped off a lot of homeless people to beckley and other spots


Your Nightmare

I'm from Beckley and there's nothing in this whole state. We are the poorest and most unhealthy state in the U.S. We have the highest overdose rate in the country to.

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