What is the current population of Beckley?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Beckley is 15,940. Beckley, West Virginia is the 2,209th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Beckley?

The peak population of Beckley was in 1990, when its population was 19,319. In 1990, Beckley was the 1,415th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,209th largest city in the US. Beckley is currently 17.5% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Beckley shrinking?

Beckley has shrunk 7.8% since the year 2000. Beckley, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 15,940 2,209
2018 16,183 2,165
2017 16,404 2,129
2016 16,972 2,051
2015 17,056 2,038
2014 17,238 2,013
2013 17,607 1,976
2012 17,606 1,962
2011 17,680 1,949
2010 17,614 1,929
2009 16,758 1,983
2008 16,568 1,990
2007 16,605 1,966
2006 16,650 1,933
2005 16,816 1,904
2004 16,938 1,873
2003 16,971 1,850
2002 17,111 1,824
2001 17,072 1,816
2000 17,290 1,786
1990 19,319 1,415

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
2199 Aberdeen, Maryland 16,019 15.1%
2200 Indianola, Iowa 16,015 21.4%
2201 Uvalde, Texas 16,001 0.6%
2202 Ukiah, California 15,995 3.1%
2203 Lakeway, Texas 15,981 95.5%
2204 Mount Pleasant, Texas 15,978 12.6%
2205 Dyer, Indiana 15,976 14.5%
2206 Niceville, Florida 15,972 34.9%
2207 Canyon, Texas 15,945 21.5%
2208 Bellevue, Wisconsin 15,944 34.1%
2209 Beckley, West Virginia 15,940 -7.8%
2210 New Haven, Indiana 15,922 19.6%
2211 Fremont, Ohio 15,917 -9.4%
2212 Opelousas, Louisiana 15,911 -30.1%
2213 Millbrook, Alabama 15,896 40.9%
2214 Opa-locka, Florida 15,887 6.2%
2215 Prospect Heights, Illinois 15,887 -6.7%
2216 Frankfort, Indiana 15,884 -5.3%
2217 Pataskala, Ohio 15,883 52.9%
2218 Dublin, Georgia 15,881 -1.7%
2219 Fillmore, California 15,870 15.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1257 Morgantown 30,549 14.4%
1308 Parkersburg 29,306 -12.0%
1443 Wheeling 26,430 -15.5%
1964 Fairmont 18,388 -4.5%
1973 Weirton 18,266 -10.2%
2054 Martinsburg 17,454 17.6%
2209 Beckley 15,940 -7.8%
2274 Clarksburg 15,225 -9.0%
2703 South Charleston 12,047 -11.1%
3059 Vienna 10,124 -6.1%
3108 St. Albans 9,918 -13.9%
3166 Bluefield 9,629 -15.7%
3331 Bridgeport 8,842 18.4%
3522 Moundsville 8,252 -17.3%
3575 Oak Hill 8,098 6.9%

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