Beckley is a city located in Raleigh County, West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 15,547, it is the 9th largest city in West Virginia and the 2253rd largest city in the United States. Beckley is currently declining at a rate of -2.00% annually and its population has decreased by -11.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,614 in 2010. Beckley reached it's highest population of 20,492 in 1980. Spanning over 10 miles, Beckley has a population density of 1,637 people per square mile.
The average household income in Beckley is $56,360 with a poverty rate of 19.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $111,800. The median age in Beckley is 42.8 years, 39.7 years for males, and 44.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males.