Everything You Need to Know About the City of Beckley West Virginia

In 2017, Beckley, West Virginia had a population of 17k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $39,695 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beckley, WV declined from 17,348 to 16,963, a -2.22 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $37,284 dollars to $39,695 dollars, a 6.47 percent increase.

The population of Beckley, WV is 70.4 percent White Alone, 22.1 percent Black or African American Alone, and 2.9 percent Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Beckley, WV speak a non-English language, and 97.6 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beckley, WV are Valley College-Beckley (264 degrees awarded in 2017), West Virginia University Institute of Technology (156 degrees), and Academy of Careers and Technology (97 degrees).

The median property value in Beckley, WV is $114,300 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 59.4 percent. Most people in Beckley, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Beckley, WV is 2 cars per household.


Education in Beckley

In 2017, universities in Beckley, WV awarded 517 degrees. The student population of Beckley, WV is skewed towards men, with 977 male students and 922 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beckley, WV are White (443 and 87.7 percent), followed by Black or African American (41 and 8.12 percent), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 2.18 percent), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.39 percent).

The largest universities in Beckley, WV by the number of degrees awarded are Valley College-Beckley (264 and 51.1 percent), West Virginia University Institute of Technology (156 and 30.2 percent), and Academy of Careers and Technology (97 and 18.8 percent).

The most popular majors in Beckley, WV are Medical Assistant (93 and 18 percent), HVAC Maintenance (46 and 8.9 percent), and Health Information & Medical Records Administration (37 and 7.16 percent)

The median tuition costs in Beckley, WV are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $6,960 dollars and $17,544 dollars respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Beckley

The economy of Beckley, WV employs 7.54k people and Beckley has an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent. Beckley has seen the job market decreased by -0.3 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 20.8 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Beckley, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,890 people), Retail Trade (879 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,060 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,464 dollars), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,036 dollars), and Wholesale Trade ($50,348 dollars).

Households in Beckley, WV have a median annual income of $39,695 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,284 dollars in 2016, which represents a 6.47 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Beckley

– The Sales Tax Rate for Beckley is 7.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Beckley is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Beckley

– The average earnings of a Beckley resident is $22,999 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Beckley resident is $33,616 dollars a year.