Beckley is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 17,024 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Beckley is the ninth largest community in West Virginia.
The population of Beckley overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Beckley, 23.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Beckley in 2018 was $26,701, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,804 for a family of four. However, Beckley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beckley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beckley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beckley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beckley include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Beckley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.