Beckley, WV Population

Population: 17,254. Estimated population in July 2020: 16,936 (-1.8% change)
Males: 7,775 (45.1%), Females: 9,479 (54.9%)

Raleigh County

Zip codes: 25801.

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

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%).

Elevation: 2416 feet

Land area: 9.2 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Beckley:

  • BECKLEY APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (306 STANAFORD ROAD)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (1710 HARPER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Beckley:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beckley:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 5 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 49 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 56 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Beckley:

  • KEE FIELD (about 29 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: I16)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 34 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 35 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: 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)

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 146; Location: 390 STANAFORD RD; Public)
  • VALLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 128; Location: 713 South Oakwood Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vct.edu)
  • BECKLEY BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 43; Location: 109 S FAYETTE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • MOUNTAINEER MINE SAFETY AND TRAINING (Location: PO BOX 3012; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 44 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 71 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)