WV

National Population : 333,590,059
West Virginia State Population : 1,692,126

About Beckley, WV

Beckley, WV is located in Raleigh County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Beckley is about 33,590 with about 647 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 57,942.

The Average Home Value is $114,000.00, which is roughly 23% higher than the Average Home Value of $87,464.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 40% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,066.00, which is roughly 14% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $36,951.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 25% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Beckley is about 7.2%.

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

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Voting

Raleigh County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 67.65% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 74.53%
Democratic: 24.11%
Libertarian: 1.08%
Green: 0.29%


Nearby Locations

Crab Orchard, WV (4.13 mi.)
Daniels, WV (4.64 mi.)
Blue Jay, WV (4.97 mi.)
Glen Morgan, WV (4.97 mi.)
Beaver, WV (4.97 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 25801
Latitude : 37.822624
Longitude : -81.231806
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 2199 ft.
Area Code(s) : 304, 681

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.27
Male Population Estimate : 47.19%
Female Population Estimate : 52.81%
Median Age : 42.6
Male Median Age : 40.4
Female Median Age : 44.8

White Population Estimate : 84.25%
Black Population Estimate : 14.69%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.25%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.91%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.11%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.96%
Other Population Estimate : 0.52%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Beckley specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Raleigh County: About 8 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Raleigh County: About 478 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Raleigh County is about 50% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 40% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.