Living in Beckley, WV

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Beckley, West Virginia Info Snack

Population
16,452
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
18.9%
Median Home
$110,000
Median Income
$39,455
Median Rent
$685

Beckley SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
9

Beckley, WV Crime Report

983
Total Crimes
6,055.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
144.49%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Beckley
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 983 6,055.2 1,900.0 2,476.7
Violent Crime 147 905.5 316.6 366.7
Murder 3 18.5 4.4 5.0
Robbery 11 67.8 21.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 109 671.4 249.1 250.2
Property Crime 836 5,149.7 1,583.4 2,109.9
Burglary 136 837.7 328.7 340.5
Larceny 669 4,121.0 1,119.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 31 191.0 135.0 219.9

Beckley, WV Cost Of Living

84
Beckley's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Beckley West Virginia National Average
Overall 84 84 100
Services 94 100 100
Groceries 94 91 100
Health 99 88 100
Housing 65 62 100
Transportation 85 87 100
Utilities 86 89 100

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Rankings for Beckley in West Virginia

Map Of Beckley, WV

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Population over time in Beckley

Year Population % Change
2019 16,452 -1.5%
2018 16,697 -1.6%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Beckley

White
72.6% (11,939)
African American
21.3% (3,509)
American Indian
0.3% (53)
Asian
2.0% (330)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.6% (426)
Hispanic
1.2% (195)
Race Beckley WV USA
White 72.6% 92.0% 60.7%
African American 21.3% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.0% 0.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.2% 1.6% 18.0%

Gender in Beckley

Female
52.5% (8,631)
Male
47.5% (7,821)
Gender Beckley WV USA
Female 52.5% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Beckley for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (658)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (1,480)
High School / GED
33.0% (5,429)
Some College
23.0% (3,783)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,316)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (2,632)
Master's Degree
5.0% (822)
Professional Degree
1.0% (164)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (164)
Education Beckley WV USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 40.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 12.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Beckley, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
9.9% (162,158)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.8% (128,872)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.6% (239,976)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.3% (235,703)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.8% (193,645)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.0% (263,142)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (161,033)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.0% (181,050)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (43,182)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (36,435)
Income Beckley WV USA
Less than $10,000 9.9% 8.7% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.8% 6.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.6% 12.6% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.3% 11.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.8% 14.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.0% 17.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.0% 11.4% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 3.0% 7.7%

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