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Population (year 2000): 17,254. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,936 (-1.8% change)
Males: 7,775 (45.1%), Females: 9,479 (54.9%)

Raleigh County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 41.6 years
Median household income: $28,122 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,200 (year 2000)

Beckley, WV residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Beckley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.2%)
  • Black (22.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.3%), German (9.1%), English (8.6%), Irish (8.3%), Italian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).West Virginia

Elevation: 2416 feet

Land area: 9.2 square miles

Beckley,

For population 25 years and over in Beckley

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beckley city

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

2.7% Foreign born (1.8% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,059 (-10.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Charleston, (50.1 miles pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (150.3 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (442.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: WV (2.0 miles Mabscott, WV (2.5 miles MacArthur, WV (3.6 miles Stanaford, WV (3.6 miles Beaver, Orchard, WV (4.2 miles Crab WV (4.2 miles Prosperity, WV (4.9 miles Daniels, View, WV (5.5 miles Piney


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 37 buildings, average cost: $110,700

Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Area code: 304

Beckley, West Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,156 (+53.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,699 (57.1%)

Crime in Beckley (1999):
  • 2 murders (11.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 rapes (49.6 per 100,000)
  • 26 robberies (143.3 per 100,000)
  • 98 assaults (540.1 per 100,000)
  • 164 burglaries (903.8 per 100,000)
  • 923 thefts (5086.8 per 100,000)
  • 66 auto thefts (363.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 502.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 339.3)

Average climate in Beckley, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Beckley,

Beckley-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Beckley city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 tornado 11.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Tamar Slay - NBA player (Charlotte Bobcats, born: Apr 2, 1980), Calvin Simon - (born 1942), musician (P Funk), Michael Ross - College basketball player (Eastern Michigan Eagles).


Hospitals/medical centers in Beckley:
  • BECKLEY APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (1710 HARPER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Beckley:
  • PLATEAU MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; OAK HILL, WV)
  • SUMMERS COUNTY ARH HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; HINTON, WV)
  • MONTGOMERY GENL HOSP (about 30 miles; MONTGOMERY, WV)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beckley:
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 5 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 49 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 56 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Beckley:
  • KEE FIELD (about 29 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; ID: I16)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 34 miles; WELCH, WV; ID: I25)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 35 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; ID: BLF)

Amtrak stations near Beckley:
  • 11 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 48 $139,396 $34,849 0 $0
Police - Other 17 $33,323 $23,522 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,877 $22,524 0 $0
Streets and Highways 44 $95,335 $26,000 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $2,876 $17,256 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $21,042 $28,056 0 $0
Sewerage 28 $65,413 $28,034 1 $542
Parks and Recreation 6 $13,720 $27,440 13 $5,951
Firefighters 39 $103,210 $31,756 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $4,328 $25,968 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $27,961 $30,502 2 $2,075
Other Government Administration 3 $11,949 $47,796 9 $2,351
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,407 $38,442 1 $100
Totals for Government 212 $526,837 $29,820 26 $11,019
Colleges/Universities in Beckley:
  • THE COLLEGE OF WEST VIRGINIA (Full-time enrollment: 1,765; Location: 609 S KANAWHA ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cwv.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ACADEMY OF CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 146; Location: 390 STANAFORD RD; Public)
  • VALLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 713 South Oakwood Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vct.edu)
  • BECKLEY BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 109 S FAYETTE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • MOUNTAINEER MINE SAFETY AND TRAINING (Location: PO BOX 3012; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beckley:
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 44 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 71 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
Public high schools in Beckley:
  • WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,380; Location: 400 STANAFORD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACADEMY OF CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY (Location: 390 STANAFORD ROAD; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Beckley:
  • MT. TABOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 262 MT. TABOR RD.; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Beckley:
  • BECKLEY/STRATTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 761; Location: 401 GRAY FLATS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 212 PARK AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CRANBERRY-PROSPERITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 4575 ROBERT C BYRD DR.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CRESCENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 205 CRESCENT RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STANAFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 950 STANAFORD RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MAXWELL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 1001 MAXWELL HILL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STRATTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 1129 SOUTH FAYETTE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 114 LEBANON LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • INSTITUTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 301 PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BURLINGTON BECKLEY CENTER (Students: 26; Location: 4700 ROBERT C. BYRD DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Beckley:
  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 622 SOUTH OAKWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Beckley:
  • RALEIGH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,226,407; Location: 221 N. KANAWHA ST.; 188,508 books; 2,418 audio materials; 3,794 video materials; 196 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Beckley: New River Industrial Park (A), Black Knight Golf Course (B), Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (C), Robert C Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building (D), Raleigh County Public Library (E), Appalachian Regional Hospital Medical Library (F), Youth Museum of Southwestern West Virginia (G), Raleigh County Courthouse (H), Wildwood House Senior Citizens Home (I), Raleigh County Board of Education Center (J), Beckley City Hall (K), Fire Station Number 2 (L).

Shopping Centers: Beckley Plaza Shopping Center (1), Beckley Crossing Shopping Center (2), Raleigh Mall Shopping Center (3), By-Pass Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Beckley include: Beckley Presbyterian Church (A), Beckley Regular Baptist Church (B), Beckley United Pentecostal Church (C), Maxwell Hill Baptist Church (D), Good Samaritan Church of God in Christ (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Second Baptist Church (G), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Wright Hunter Cemetery (1), Saint Sebastians Cemetery (2), Wildwood Cemetery (3).

Creek: Little Whitestick Creek (A).

Parks in Beckley include: New River Park (1), Babe Ruth Park (2).

Post offices: Beckley Post Office (A), East Beckley Post Office (B).


Beckley compared to West Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Beckley:
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Beckley:
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
TV broadcast stations around Beckley:
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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