Beckley employment information

IndexBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$22,999$23,237$28,555
Median household income$33,616$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,623$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,976$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$34,375$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$22,051$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level24.6%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Beckley is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Beckley is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Beckley is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Beckley is 58% higher than the national average.

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Beckley median earnings by income bracket

Beckley employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.8%0.4%
Manufacturing sector5.3%0.5%
Financial & insurance services2.0%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services17.3%16.6%
Public administration5.6%5.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.0%
Education, health & social services15.8%43.7%

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Beckley, WV17,529$33,61637%

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Beckley, WV17,529$33,61637%
Source: The Beckley, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.