Beckley SnackAbility

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

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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
16,963
Unemployment
7.9%
Poverty
20.2%
Median Home
$114,300
Median Income
$39,695
Median Rent
$646

Rankings for Beckley in West Virginia

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Map Of Beckley, WV

Population over time in Beckley

Year Population % Change
2017 16,963 -2.2%
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 693.9 350.7 382.9
Murder 5.9 4.7 5.3
Robbery 112.7 28.9 98.0
Aggravated Assault 444.8 273.4 248.9
Property Crime 5966.1 1852.0 2362.0
Burglary 1020.0 420.1 430.4
Larceny 4691.0 1266.6 1694.0
Car Theft 255.0 165.3 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Beckley

White
70.4% (11,950)
African American
22.1% (3,752)
American Indian
0.7% (122)
Asian
2.9% (492)
Hawaiian
0.2% (39)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.3% (382)
Hispanic
1.3% (226)
Race Beckley WV USA
White 70.4% 92.3% 61.5%
African American 22.1% 3.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.9% 0.8% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.3% 1.5% 17.6%

Household Income For Beckley, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
9.8% (166,237)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.1% (171,326)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.2% (240,874)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (191,681)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (201,859)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (268,015)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (164,541)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.0% (203,556)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (47,496)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (37,318)
Income Beckley WV USA
Less than $10,000 9.8% 9.3% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.1% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.2% 13.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 11.5% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 14.6% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 18.0% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 10.9% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.0% 10.2% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 3.1% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 2.5% 6.3%

Gender in Beckley

Female
53.6% (9,095)
Male
46.4% (7,867)
Gender Beckley WV USA
Female 53.6% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 46.4% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Beckley for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.8% (810)
9-12th Grade
8.5% (1,449)
High School / GED
31.2% (5,291)
Some College
22.2% (3,773)
Associate's Degree
7.3% (1,233)
Bachelor's Degree
17.9% (3,041)
Master's Degree
6.3% (1,064)
Professional Degree
1.3% (218)
Doctorate Degree
0.5% (79)
Education Beckley WV USA
< 9th Grade 4.8% 4.7% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 8.5% 9.4% 7.2%
High School / GED 31.2% 40.6% 27.3%
Some College 22.2% 18.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 7.3% 6.9% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 17.9% 12.0% 19.1%
Master's Degree 6.3% 5.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.3% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.5% 0.9% 1.4%

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