Latest Data (2018)
Population 16,183
Nationwide Rank 2165

Quick Facts

Beckley, West Virginia is the 2,165th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Beckley, West Virginia is a city.

Beckley, West Virginia is currently 16.2% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Beckley, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Beckley, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2155 Westchester, Illinois 16,279 -3.1%
2156 Mount Pleasant, Texas 16,275 14.7%
2157 Mount Clemens, Michigan 16,253 -6.1%
2158 Kaukauna, Wisconsin 16,246 24.0%
2159 Shelbyville, Kentucky 16,246 59.2%
2160 Aurora, Ohio 16,230 18.8%
2161 Lake St. Louis, Missouri 16,230 58.5%
2162 Center Point, Alabama 16,222 1.9%
2163 Morton, Illinois 16,218 4.9%
2164 Bridgeview, Illinois 16,187 5.5%
2165 Beckley, West Virginia 16,183 -6.4%
2166 Uvalde, Texas 16,181 1.8%
2167 Waxhaw, North Carolina 16,181 424.6%
2168 Ukiah, California 16,177 4.2%
2169 Mount Holly, North Carolina 16,135 66.7%
2170 Sulphur Springs, Texas 16,134 9.9%
2171 Opelousas, Louisiana 16,126 -29.2%
2172 Lebanon, Indiana 16,117 12.1%
2173 Crawfordsville, Indiana 16,114 6.4%
2174 Sikeston, Missouri 16,108 -5.0%
2175 Albemarle, North Carolina 16,106 0.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1236 Morgantown 30,955 15.9%
1287 Parkersburg 29,675 -10.9%
1417 Wheeling 26,771 -14.4%
1957 Weirton 18,449 -9.3%
1959 Fairmont 18,411 -4.4%
2047 Martinsburg 17,465 17.7%
2165 Beckley 16,183 -6.4%
2240 Clarksburg 15,480 -7.5%
2659 South Charleston 12,240 -9.7%
3037 Vienna 10,230 -5.1%
3068 St. Albans 10,069 -12.6%
3140 Bluefield 9,730 -14.8%
3372 Bridgeport 8,681 16.3%
3453 Moundsville 8,401 -15.8%
3523 Oak Hill 8,218 8.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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