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Population in 2012: 17,606 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 8,070  (45.8%)
Females: 9,536  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25801, 25871.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,602 (it was $28,122 in 2000)
Beckley:

$34,602
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,920

Beckley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,280 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Beckley:

$112,280
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,949; Detached houses: $129,272; Townhouses or other attached units: $110,117; In 2-unit structures: $169,891; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,155; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,118; Mobile homes: $39,386

Median gross rent in 2012: $619.

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  • White alone - 11,961 (68.0%)
  • Black alone - 4,356 (24.8%)
  • Asian alone - 515 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 382 (2.2%)
  • Other race alone - 149 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 124 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 88 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beckley: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (22.9%), Irish (9.0%), German (8.8%), English (8.8%), Italian (3.7%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1927

Elevation: 2416 feet

Land area: 9.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,913 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Beckley:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beckley city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

632 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia).

This city:  3.6%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Beckley, West Virginia as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Beckley to the number of sex offenders is 275 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $578 (0.6%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,733 (+49.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,044 (57.4%)

Area code: 304

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Crime rates in Beckley by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0012106
per 100,000 0.00.06.011.95.90.033.9
Rapes 24018121121
per 100,000 11.823.60.0107.370.662.4118.8
Robberies 20402938383655
per 100,000 117.6236.0172.9226.5223.7204.1311.2
Assaults 9812312113013787107
per 100,000 576.2725.6721.4774.9806.4493.3605.4
Burglaries 163167202243335212335
per 100,000 958.4985.21204.21448.41971.71202.01895.3
Thefts 1,0239479611,0561,0937861,221
per 100,000 6014.85586.75729.16294.36433.24456.56908.1
Auto thefts 76727257445232
per 100,000 446.8424.8429.2339.8259.0294.8181.0
Arson 471341046
per 100,000 23.541.377.523.858.922.733.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.7) 472.8527.2522.1669.7669.5465.7752.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Beckley, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,059 (-10.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Beckley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Beckley city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beckley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 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 the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from Beckley center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Beckley:

  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, 1737 HARPER RD)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, 145 GEORGE STREET)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 347A RURAL ACRES DRIVE)
  • 1204 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1204 S. KANAWHA STREET)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, 811 S. KANAWHA STREET)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 1007 SOUTH OAKWOOD AVE)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 200 VETERANS AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGI (Hospital, P O BOX 1472)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1710 HARPER ROAD)
  • TEMPLE STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, 510 TEMPLE STREET)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, 1710 HARPER ROAD)
  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (Nursing Home, 100 HEARTLAND DRIVE)
  • JACKIE WITHROW HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 105 SOUTH EISENHOWER DRIVE)
  • PINE LODGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 405 STANAFORD ROAD)

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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.

Local government website: www.beckley.org

Colleges/Universities in Beckley:

  • Mountain State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,410; Location: 609 S Kanawha St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mountainstate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • New River Community and Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,698; Location: 221 George Street, Suite 2; Public; Website: www.newriver.edu)
  • Valley College (FT enrollment: 90; Location: 713 South Oakwood Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vct.edu)
  • Academy of Careers and Technology (FT enrollment: 75; Location: 390 Stanaford Rd; Public; Website: wvact.net)
  • Beckley Beauty Academy (FT enrollment: 67; Location: 109 S Fayette St; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Beckley:

  • Concord University (about 27 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • West Virginia State University (about 53 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • New River Community College (about 54 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 57 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • National College-Salem (about 72 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 76 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)

Public high school in Beckley:

Private high schools in Beckley:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108; Location: 224 PINEWOOD DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MOUNTAIN STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 400 S KANAWHA ST; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • MOUNT TABOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 262 MOUNT TABOR RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Beckley:

Private elementary/middle school in Beckley:

  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 622 S OAKWOOD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
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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

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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).

 
Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.28. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.59

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

BECKLEY WATER COMPANY (Address: P O DRAWER U , Population served: 49792, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUN-02-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-13-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2001)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Black residents, 50.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Beckley, WV

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

Beckley compared to West Virginia state average:

Beckley, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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.

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

  • Hampton Inn Beckley, 110 Harper Park Dr, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 252-2121, Fax: (304) 255-6238
  • Days Inn Of Beckley, 300 Harper Park Dr, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-5291, Fax: (304) 252-1105
  • Super 8 Motel, 2014 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 253-0802, Fax: (304) 253-0802
  • Comfort Inn, 1909 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-2161, Fax: (304) 255-2161
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2120 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 252-5100, Fax: (304) 252-3135
  • Quality Inn Beckley, 1924 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-1511, Fax: (304) 256-0526
  • Howard Johnson, 1907 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 255-5900
  • Microtel Inn, 2130 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801 , Phone: (304) 256-2000
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beckley, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Beckley travel time to work - commute


Beckley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beckley city (based on Raleigh County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.37%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents13.8%13.7%12.8%12.1%9.8%
Congregations6.1%13.9%0.9%13.0%3.5%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents5.8%4.5%4.0%4.0%19.5%
Congregations14.8%5.2%0.9%2.6%39.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$33,394$33,3940$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,871$71,4840$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,023$42,1389$2,350
Police Protection - Officers 43$135,743$37,8821$100
Police - Other 19$35,823$22,6250$0
Firefighters 41$153,302$44,8690$0
Fire - Other 1$2,287$27,4440$0
Streets and Highways 46$108,293$28,2500$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,770$22,6200$0
Sewerage 33$89,346$32,4890$0
Parks and Recreation 5$13,479$32,3502$1,501
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$5,072$30,4320$0
Other and Unallocable 9$23,422$31,2290$0
Totals for Government 218$628,825$34,61412$3,951

Beckley government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $4,056,000 ($230.38)
    Police Protection: $3,813,000 ($216.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,900,000 ($164.72)
    Regular Highways: $2,704,000 ($153.58)
    Financial Administration: $1,807,000 ($102.64)
    General - Other: $1,720,000 ($97.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,682,000 ($95.54)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,606,000 ($91.22)
    Central Staff Services: $803,000 ($45.61)
    Parking Facilities: $563,000 ($31.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $335,000 ($19.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $207,000 ($11.76)
    General Public Buildings: $201,000 ($11.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($3.58)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($3.12)
    Health - Other: $29,000 ($1.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $6,191,000 ($351.64)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,250,000 ($184.60)
    Benefit Payments: $2,180,000 ($123.82)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $19,000 ($1.08)
    Withdrawals: $18,000 ($1.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($10.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $366,000 ($20.79)
    Police Protection: $323,000 ($18.35)
    Financial Administration: $230,000 ($13.06)
    General - Other: $152,000 ($8.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($7.61)
    Parking Facilities: $57,000 ($3.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($2.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,982,000 ($396.57)

Beckley government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,373,000 ($248.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $783,000 ($44.47)
    Parking Facilities: $299,000 ($16.98)
    All Other: $248,000 ($14.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,513,000 ($85.94)
    From Parent Local Government: $463,000 ($26.30)
    Local Employee Contribution: $246,000 ($13.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $528,000 ($29.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $234,000 ($13.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $230,000 ($13.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $359,000 ($20.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $261,000 ($14.82)
    Interest Earnings: $140,000 ($7.95)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,343,000 ($303.48)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($3.29)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,276,000 ($470.07)
    Property: $2,091,000 ($118.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $681,000 ($38.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $385,000 ($21.87)
    Other License: $252,000 ($14.31)
    Public Utility License: $247,000 ($14.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $171,000 ($9.71)

Beckley government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,559,000 ($1281.32)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,842,000 ($1127.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,253,000 ($355.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,536,000 ($200.84)

Beckley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,524,000 ($86.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $17,503,000 ($994.15)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,000,000 ($56.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,183,000 ($180.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,267,000 ($71.96)

5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fayette County, WV  0.65% ($27,729 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.44% ($28,162)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.23% ($29,948)


5.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fayette County, WV  0.66% ($24,196 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($35,119)
to Summers County, WV  0.19% ($33,521)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Beckley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 131 meters (430ft)
Total costs: $1,310,000
Total average daily traffic: 314,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,286

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 11
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Beckley, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Beckley)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Beckley, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (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: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beckley)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Beckley)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 292
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Beckley


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beckley, WV

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
Businesses in Beckley, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Microtel1
Burger King2Nike4
CVS3Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid3
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug1Rue211
FedEx5Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill6SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Sam's Club1
Hardee's1Shoe Carnival1
Hobby Lobby1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Staples1
Howard Johnson1Starbucks2
IHOP1Subway4
KFC1Super 83
Kincaid2T.J.Maxx1
Kmart1Taco Bell1
Kohl's1U-Haul2
Kroger2U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy4UPS11
Lane Bryant1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture4Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's3
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Beckley, WV

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  • John T. Joyce, Jr. (3)
  • Richard W. Bland (3)
  • Riley D. Robbins (3)
  • James R. Cullop (1)
  • Joseph A. Zupanick (1)
  • Robert W. Schuetz (1)
  • Arthur A. Wright (1)
  • Thomas Scott Cushman (1)
  • Morris Ravich (1)
  • Richard M. Hendrick (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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