Beckley SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
9

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Beckley 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
17,348
Unemployment
8.5%
Poverty
20.8%
Median Home
$115,300
Median Income
$37,284
Median Rent
$665

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Population over time in Beckley

Year Population % Change
2016 17,348 -0.2%
2015 17,375 -0.9%
2014 17,529 -0.7%
2013 17,653 0.3%
2012 17,596 0.2%
2011 17,560 0.3%
2010 17,503 -

Crime in Beckley Per 100k

Crime Beckley WV USA
Violent Crime 1263.3 358.1 386.3
Murder 17.7 4.4 5.3
Robbery 224.3 39.3 102.8
Aggravated Assault 938.6 278.5 248.5
Property Crime 7544.3 2047.2 2450.7
Burglary 1452.2 507.9 468.9
Larceny 5808.7 1402.3 1745.0
Car Theft 283.4 137.0 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Beckley

White
70.0% (12,143)
African American
23.9% (4,147)
American Indian
0.6% (97)
Asian
2.7% (462)
Hawaiian
0.1% (25)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.9% (330)
Hispanic
0.8% (144)
Race Beckley WV USA
White 70.0% 92.4% 60.6%
African American 23.9% 3.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.6% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 0.7% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 1.9% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 0.8% 1.4% 17.3%

Household Income For Beckley, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
10.9% (1,890)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.0% (1,734)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.6% (2,706)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (1,942)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.2% (1,942)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (2,740)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.0% (1,561)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.3% (1,960)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (451)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (416)
Income Beckley WV USA
Less than $10,000 10.9% 9.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.0% 6.6% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.6% 13.8% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.2% 11.8% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.2% 14.9% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 17.7% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 10.8% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.3% 9.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 2.8% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 2.3% 5.7%

Gender in Beckley

Female
52.9% (9,169)
Male
47.1% (8,178)
Gender Beckley WV USA
Female 52.9% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 47.1% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Beckley for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.3% (912)
9-12th Grade
8.6% (1,487)
High School / GED
31.0% (5,376)
Some College
23.4% (4,057)
Associate's Degree
6.6% (1,138)
Bachelor's Degree
17.9% (3,104)
Master's Degree
5.5% (957)
Professional Degree
1.3% (219)
Doctorate Degree
0.6% (95)
Education Beckley WV USA
< 9th Grade 5.3% 4.9% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 8.6% 9.7% 7.4%
High School / GED 31.0% 40.5% 27.5%
Some College 23.4% 18.5% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.6% 6.8% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 17.9% 11.9% 18.8%
Master's Degree 5.5% 5.6% 8.2%
Professional Degree 1.3% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.6% 0.8% 1.3%

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