Beckley, West Virginia Population 2018

Beckley, West Virginia's estimated population is 16,404 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Beckley, West Virginia is the 9th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1726.68 people/mi² (666.67 people/km²), with a household density of 347.24 people/km² (899.34 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 40.4 years, 37.5 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 8,544 households in the city, with an average size of 2.24 people per household. The vacancy rate was 12.8%, with a median rent of $665/month. The median house has 5.8 rooms, and has a value of $115,300.

The median income for households in Beckley, West Virginia is $37,284, while the mean household income is $56,317. The per capita income is $25,292, and 13.4% of families and 20.8% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 31% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 9% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201716,404-320-1.91%
201616,724-256-1.51%
201516,980-234-1.36%
201417,214-204-1.17%
201317,418-157-0.89%
201217,575-82-0.46%
201117,657120.07%
201017,6453912.27%
200017,254-1,042-5.70%
199018,296-2,196-10.72%
198020,4926083.06%
197019,8841,2426.66%
196018,642-755-3.89%
195019,3976,54550.93%
194012,8523,49537.35%
19309,3575,208125.52%
19204,1490.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,199
Black or African American4,155
Asian462
Two or More Races360
American Indian and Alaska Native97
Some Other Race50
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander25

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Beckley Wv Population Pyramid 2018

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Beckley Wv Median Age

40.4


Total

37.5


Male

43.6


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 13,254 adults in Beckley Wv.

Beckley Wv Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Beckley Wv Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.8
Houses Without Mortgage
2,042
Houses With Mortgage
2,191
Vacancy Rate
12.8
Median Rent
665
Median Home Value
115,300
Renter-Occupied Units
3,216
Owner-Occupied Units
4,233
Total Housing Units
8,544

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Beckley Wv for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5% and the labor force participation rate is 58.7%.

Beckley Wv Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.24
Average Family Size
2.91
Total Households
7449
Married Couple Households
2815
Male Householder (no wife) Families
306
Female Householder (no husband) Families
972
Non Family Households
3356
Total Families
4093
Households With Own Children
1590
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.1
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Beckley Wv Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
809
$10,000 to $14,999
743
$15,000 to $24,999
1,164
$25,000 to $34,999
834
$35,000 to $49,999
831
$50,000 to $74,999
1,177
$75,000 to $99,999
670
$100,000 to $149,999
843
$150,000 to $199,999
196
Over $200,000
182

Beckley Wv Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Beckley Wv

West Virginia

$37,284

$42,644

$56,317

$57,779

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Beckley Wv Education Data

Beckley Wv Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
6785.26%
9th to 12th Grade
1,1058.57%
High School Graduate
3,99430.99%
Some College
3,01423.39%
Associates Degree
8466.56%
Bachelors Degree
2,30617.89%
Graduate Degree
9457.33%