Beckley, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 16,404 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 7,738  (47.2%)
Females: 8,666  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25801, 25871.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,033 (it was $28,122 in 2000)
Beckley:

$42,033
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,913 (it was $18,912 in 2000)

Beckley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,081 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Beckley:

$115,081
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $667.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beckley: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 19.6% for American Indian residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beckley, WV (2017)
    • 11,88969.7%White alone
    • 4,74327.8%Black alone
    • 4592.7%Asian alone
    • 2891.7%Two or more races
    • 1250.7%Hispanic
    • 750.4%American Indian alone
    • 170.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 99 registered sex offenders living in Beckley, West Virginia as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beckley is 174 to 1.


Crime rates in Beckley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(11.9)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
6
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(17.5)
3
(17.7)
1
(5.9)
3
(18.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(11.8)
4
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
18
(107.3)
12
(70.6)
11
(62.4)
21
(118.8)
19
(108.0)
22
(128.4)
14
(82.6)
22
(130.5)
24
(147.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(117.6)
40
(236.0)
29
(172.9)
38
(226.5)
38
(223.7)
36
(204.1)
55
(311.2)
37
(210.3)
57
(332.6)
38
(224.3)
19
(112.7)
11
(67.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
98
(576.2)
123
(725.6)
121
(721.4)
130
(774.9)
137
(806.4)
87
(493.3)
107
(605.4)
130
(738.8)
152
(887.0)
159
(938.6)
75
(444.8)
109
(671.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
163
(958.4)
167
(985.2)
202
(1,204)
243
(1,448)
335
(1,972)
212
(1,202)
335
(1,895)
280
(1,591)
319
(1,861)
246
(1,452)
172
(1,020)
136
(837.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,023
(6,015)
947
(5,587)
961
(5,729)
1,056
(6,294)
1,093
(6,433)
786
(4,457)
1,221
(6,908)
947
(5,382)
1,024
(5,975)
984
(5,809)
791
(4,691)
669
(4,121)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
76
(446.8)
72
(424.8)
72
(429.2)
57
(339.8)
44
(259.0)
52
(294.8)
32
(181.0)
41
(233.0)
44
(256.8)
48
(283.4)
43
(255.0)
31
(191.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(23.5)
7
(41.3)
13
(77.5)
4
(23.8)
10
(58.9)
4
(22.7)
6
(33.9)
4
(22.7)
12
(70.0)
2
(11.8)
6
(35.6)
2
(12.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)503.4561.2555.9712.9712.7495.8800.8642.6804.7713.2518.4548.6

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Crime rate in Beckley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 69 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (21.6%), African (10.4%), English (8.1%), German (6.6%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1927

Elevation: 2416 feet

Land area: 9.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,783 people per square mile   (low).

Beckley, West Virginia map

636 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.8%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $723 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $634 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (46.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (139.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (359.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Mabscott, WV (1.3 miles ),
MacArthur, WV (1.5 miles ),
Beaver, WV (1.8 miles ),
Stanaford, WV (1.8 miles ),
Crab Orchard, WV (1.9 miles ),
Prosperity, WV (2.0 miles ),
Daniels, WV (2.1 miles ),
Eccles, WV (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,193 (+43.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,235 (57.2%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Beckley, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Beckley, WV in 2017
Beckley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2008: 99 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2009: 108 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Beckley, WV residents
Average permit cost in Beckley, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Beckley, WV
Historical housing units in Beckley, WV
Most common industries in Beckley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Beckley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)

Average climate in Beckley, West Virginia

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Earthquake activity:

Beckley-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from Beckley center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from Beckley center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Beckley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beckley topographic map

Hospitals in Beckley:

  • 1204 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (1204 S. KANAWHA STREET)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (811 S. KANAWHA STREET)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1007 SOUTH OAKWOOD AVE)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 200 VETERANS AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGI (P O BOX 1472)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1710 HARPER ROAD)
  • TEMPLE STREET GROUP HOME (510 TEMPLE STREET)

Nursing Homes in Beckley:

  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (1710 HARPER ROAD)
  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (100 HEARTLAND DRIVE)
  • JACKIE WITHROW HOSPITAL (105 SOUTH EISENHOWER DRIVE)
  • PINE LODGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (405 STANAFORD ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Beckley:

  • BMA - BECKLEY (1737 HARPER RD)

Home Health Centers in Beckley:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (145 GEORGE STREET)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOME HEALTH (306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (347A RURAL ACRES DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Beckley:

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Amtrak stations near Beckley:

  • 9 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
  • 18 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/Universities in Beckley:

  • New River Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,234; Location: 221 George Street, Suite 2; Public; Website: www.newriver.edu)
  • Valley College-Beckley (Full-time enrollment: 309; Location: 120 New River Town Center; Private, for-profit; Website: www.valley.edu)
  • Academy of Careers and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: 390 Stanaford Rd; Public; Website: www.wvact.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Beckley:

  • Concord University (about 27 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 53 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community College (about 54 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 57 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 58 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Roanoke College (about 71 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public high schools in Beckley:

  • WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,390, Location: 400 STANAFORD ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BECKLEY CENTER (Location: 4712 ROBERT C. BYRD DRIVE, Grades: 7-11)
  • ACADEMY OF CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY (Location: 390 STANAFORD ROAD, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Beckley:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 67, Location: 224-C PINEWOOD DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • MT TABOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 262 MT TABOR RD, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Beckley:

Private elementary/middle school in Beckley:

  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 622 S OAKWOOD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Beckley

Library in Beckley:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,350,667; Location: 221 N. KANAWHA ST.; 187,190 books; 3,654 audio materials; 9,162 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 167 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mountain State University should be added to colleges/universities with 2,000+ enrollments. Mountain State University is located in Beckley.
  • Add to private schools (k-12th grade): Greater Beckley Christian School, Prosperity, WV Victory Baptist Academy, Beaver, WV

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beckley: Black Knight Golf Course (A), New River Industrial Park (B), Robert C Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building (C), Beckley Fire Department Station 2 (D), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Harper Road (E), Appalachian Regional Hospital Medical Library (F), Youth Museum of Southwestern West Virginia (G), Wildwood House Senior Citizens Home (H), Beckley City Hall (I), Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (J), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Robert C Byrd (K), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Downtown (L), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Rural Acres (M), Beckley Fire Department Station 1 (N), Raleigh County Public Library (O), Raleigh County Courthouse (P), Raleigh County Board of Education Center (Q), Pinecrest Hospital (R), Beckley Correctional Center (S), Beckley Fire Department Station 3 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Beckley Plaza Shopping Center (1), Beckley Crossing Shopping Center (2), Raleigh Mall Shopping Center (3), By-Pass Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beckley include: Wickline Memorial Wesleyan Church (A), Welcome Baptist Church (B), United Methodist Temple (C), United Church of Christ (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Second Baptist Church (F), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (G), Saint Paul Baptist Temple (H), Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wildwood Cemetery (1), Wright Hunter Cemetery (2), Saint Sebastians Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Little Whitestick Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Beckley include: Babe Ruth Park (1), New River Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Youth Museum of Southern WV (New River Park), Raleigh County Veteran's Museum Inc (1557 Harper Rd), United States Government - District Court- U S District Judge Elizabeth V Hall (Recreation Areas; U S Court House), Southern West Virginia Conventi & Visitors Bureau (221 George Street), Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce (245 N Kanawha St).

Hotels: Scottish Inns (1310 South Eisenhower Dr), Fairfield Inn (125 Hylton Ln), Super 8 Beckley WV (2014 Harper Road), Country Inn-Suites Beckley (2120 Harper Road), Fairfield Inn Beckley (125 Hylton Lane), Courtyard Beckley (124 Hylton Lane), Courtyard by Marriott (124 Hylton Lane), Days Inn (300 Harper Park Dr), Microtel Inn (2130 Harper Road).

Courts: Wyoming County - Circuit Court- Family Court- Judge H Suzanne McGraw (115 West Prince Street), West Virginia State - Family Court Judges (115 Prince Street), United States Government - District Court- Interior Department- National Park Ser (110 North Heber Street), District Court - Clerk Of The Court (110 North Heber Street).

Birthplace of: Nick Rahall - West Virginia politician, Tom Carper - Politician, Bob Pruett - Football player and coach, Chris Sarandon - Actor, Cris Gunther - Singer-songwriter and actor, Henry Dickerson - Basketball player-coach, John Workman - Comic book letterer, Tamar Slay - NBA player (Charlotte Bobcats, born: Apr 2, 1980), Barbara M. Clark - Politician, Hulett C. Smith - Politician.

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beckley and their reported violations in the past:

BECKLEY WATER COMPANY (Population served: 49,058, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (3 times from AUG-08-2007 to AUG-27-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MILEPOST 69 REST AREA (Address: 374 GEORGE ST , Population served: 3,974, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
CARTER ROAG PLEASANT HILL MINE LAUREL RU (Address: 109 APPALACHIAN DRIVE , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-29-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOUTHERN DIVISION OF ALPHA RESOURCES (Address: 208 BUSINESS STREET , Population served: 94, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NEW RIVER GORGE DUN GLEN (Address: 143 ASHLEY DRIVE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE THURMOND DEPOT (Address: 143 ASHLEY DRIVE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NAT PK SER NEW RIVER GORGE VISITORS CTR (Address: 143 ASHLEY DRIVE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beckley that have no violations reported:

  • MORTON PLAZA-WV PARKWAYS (Address: 374 GEORGE ST , Population served: 3,364, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Beckley in 2010:

  • 230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 184 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Beckley in 2000:

  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 103 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 99 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Beckley (2011 data):

  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Eisenhower Drive, Beckley Branch, Sophia Wal-Mart Branch, Main-Kanawha Branch, 1723 Harper Road Branch. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Beckley Main at 500 Neville Street, branch established on 1984/03/01; By-Pass Plaza Branch at 4140 Robert C Byrd Drive, branch established on 1914/07/24. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First Community Bank: Beckley Branch at 50 Brookshire Lane, branch established on 1998/12/15; Beckley Branch-Main at 111 Citizens Drive, branch established on 1995/06/12. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Beckley Main Branch at 3849 Robert C. Byrd Drive, branch established on 1934/12/07; Harper Road Branch at 1901 Harper Road, branch established on 1998/11/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • United Bank: Beckley Main Branch at 129 Main Street, branch established on 1909/07/15; Raleigh Mall Shopping Center Branch at Raleigh Mall Shopping Center, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Mount Hope, Inc.: Beckley Branch at 204 Pinewood Drive, branch established on 1995/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $126.6 mil, Deposits: $97.7 mil, headquarters in Mount Hope, WV, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mount Hope Bankshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Beckley Walmart Branch at 1330 N Eisenhower Drive, branch established on 2008/02/09. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First Century Bank, Inc.: Harper Road Branch at 1826 Harper Road, branch established on 2006/01/17. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $417.5 mil, Deposits: $353.1 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First Century Bankshares, Inc.
  • MCNB Bank and Trust Co.: Mccullough Drive Branch at 85 Jerome Van Meter Drive, branch established on 2006/11/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.0 mil, Deposits: $284.1 mil, headquarters in Welch, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mcnb Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Beckley:

Marital status in Beckley, WV
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Beckley:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Beckley
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beckley, WV (based on Raleigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Raleigh County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Raleigh County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

12.4%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Beckley:

50.2%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Beckley:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beckley:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Beckley:

34.1%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Beckley:

54.6%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beckley, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 45$191,135$50,9690$0
Streets and Highways 45$128,736$34,3300$0
Firefighters 41$255,137$74,6740$0
Sewerage 31$102,220$39,5690$0
Other Government Administration 30$103,432$41,37310$8,604
Police - Other 17$46,668$32,9420$0
Parks and Recreation 6$18,337$36,6747$1,380
Other and Unallocable 6$17,916$35,8320$0
Financial Administration 5$28,779$69,0700$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,910$23,4600$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,742$52,4521$100
Fire - Other 1$2,442$29,3040$0
Water Supply 1$2,821$33,8520$0
Totals for Government 232$910,275$47,08318$10,084

Beckley government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,839,000 ($112.11)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $5,729,000 ($349.24)
    Police Protection: $4,933,000 ($300.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,749,000 ($228.54)
    Regular Highways: $3,657,000 ($222.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,436,000 ($87.54)
    Financial Administration: $1,366,000 ($83.27)
    Central Staff Services: $990,000 ($60.35)
    General - Other: $456,000 ($27.80)
    Parking Facilities: $438,000 ($26.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $273,000 ($16.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($10.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $154,000 ($9.39)
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000 ($1.34)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $13,075,000 ($797.06)
    Corporate Bonds: $5,376,000 ($327.72)
    Benefit Payments: $3,010,000 ($183.49)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,476,000 ($89.98)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $587,000 ($35.78)
    Withdrawals: $42,000 ($2.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000 ($6.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $282,000 ($17.19)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($5.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,465,000 ($637.95)

Beckley government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,270,000 ($382.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,556,000 ($94.85)
    Parking Facilities: $478,000 ($29.14)
    Other: $35,000 ($2.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $369,000 ($22.49)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $199,000 ($12.13)
    From Other Governments: $187,000 ($11.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,146,000 ($69.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,166,000 ($71.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $226,000 ($13.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000 ($13.72)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($0.73)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.43)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($4.82)
    Other: $17,000 ($1.04)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,469,000 ($638.20)
    Property: $3,226,000 ($196.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $840,000 ($51.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $808,000 ($49.26)
    Other: $606,000 ($36.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000 ($12.25)
    Other License: $125,000 ($7.62)

Beckley government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,165,000 ($1107.35)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,606,000 ($1073.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $559,000 ($34.08)

Beckley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $11,883,000 ($724.40)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,490,000 ($151.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,366,000 ($266.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000 ($91.44)

4.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)
Businesses in Beckley, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Microtel1
Burger King2Nike4
CVS3Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid3
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5Rue211
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill6SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Sam's Club1
Hardee's1Shoe Carnival1
Hilton1Sprint Nextel1
Hobby Lobby1Staples1
Holiday Inn1Starbucks2
Honda1Subway4
Howard Johnson1Super 83
Hyundai1T.J.Maxx1
IHOP1Taco Bell1
KFC1Toyota1
Kincaid2U-Haul2
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
Kohl's1UPS11
Kroger2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy4Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture4YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Beckley:

  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beckley:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beckley:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Beckley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 604ft / 184mTotal length
  • $7,300,000Total costs
  • 496,043Total average daily traffic
  • 65,593Total average daily truck traffic
  • 445,834Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Beckley, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 171980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Beckley, WV
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Beckley)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Beckley, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 173 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beckley)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Beckley)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 97. The highest number of fire incidents - 145 took place in 2010, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Beckley, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.7%), and Outside Fires (32.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beckley, WV
    • 78547.7%Structure Fires
    • 52932.1%Outside Fires
    • 26215.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 714.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beckley, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Beckley, West Virginia:

  • Hampton Inn Beckley, 110 Harper Park Dr, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 252-2121, Fax: (304) 255-6238
  • Comfort Inn, 300 Harper Park Dr, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-5291, Fax: (304) 252-1105
  • Super 8 Motel, 2014 Harper Rd, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 253-0802, Fax: (304) 253-0802
  • Comfort Inn, 1909 Harper Rd, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-2161, Fax: (304) 255-2161
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2120 Harper Rd, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 252-5100, Fax: (304) 252-3135
  • Quality Inn Beckley, 1924 Harper Rd, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-1511, Fax: (304) 256-0526
  • Courtyard Beckley, 124 Hylton Ln, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (800) 321-2211
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 114 Dry Hill Rd, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 252-2250, Fax: (304) 252-1873
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 1001 S Eisenhower Dr, Beckley, West Virginia 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-2200, Fax: (304) 831-2368
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beckley, West Virginia
Most common first names in Beckley, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James43771.3 years
John36373.5 years
Mary33978.7 years
William33372.6 years
Robert22672.4 years
Charles22070.3 years
George19073.0 years
Margaret12278.9 years
Virginia10178.2 years
Thomas10170.2 years
Most common last names in Beckley, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20074.4 years
Williams17775.3 years
Lilly15376.8 years
Davis10777.4 years
Thompson10173.1 years
Miller9873.8 years
Jones9874.9 years
Brown9771.4 years
Stover9075.2 years
Meadows8976.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beckley, WV
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beckley, WV
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 40.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Beckley compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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