|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Beckley is 17,024. Beckley, West Virginia is the 2,142nd largest city in the US.
Beckley is located entirely in Raleigh County.
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 2,142nd largest city in the US. Beckley is currently 11.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Beckley has shrunk 1.5% since the year 2000. Beckley, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Beckley has a population density of 1,856.1 people per square mile.
|2138||Havelock, North Carolina||17,052||-24.0%|
|2139||Massapequa Park, New York||17,041||-2.6%|
|2140||Fairview Park, Ohio||17,026||-2.8%|
|2141||Laconia, New Hampshire||17,025||3.2%|
|2142||Beckley, West Virginia||17,024||-1.5%|
|2146||Manassas Park, Virginia||17,002||64.4%|
|2147||Safety Harbor, Florida||16,987||-2.1%|
The total voting age population of Beckley, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,057. The voting age population is 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.2% of the residents of Beckley are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Beckley are 73.2% White, 21.4% Black, 2.7% Two or more races, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 1.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Beckley, 18.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.2%. On a per-household basis, 12.3% of families are below the poverty line in Beckley.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.5% of Beckley residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.7% of Beckley residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.8% have a bachelor's degree and 6.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Beckley residents aged 5 and older, 4.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Beckley is 6.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Beckley, 18.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Beckley is $39,455.
In Beckley, 61.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 38.2% of housing units in Beckley.
Of all the housing units in Beckley, 18.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Beckley, 3.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 290 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Beckley is $685.
In Beckley, 75.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.