StatisticBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Population17,3481,792,147328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,8267491
Median age40.441.937.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%37%43%
Speak English95%98%79%
Speak Spanish2%1%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Beckley is 2368% higher than West Virginia
  • The median age in Beckley is 4% lower than West Virginia
  • In Beckley 70.32% of the population is White
  • In Beckley 23.95% of the population is Black
  • In Beckley 2.66% of the population is Asian

Compare Beckley, WV Demographics

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      Beckley population breakdown by race

      RaceBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
      White70.32%93.46%73.35%
      Black23.95%3.43%12.63%
      Asian2.66%0.76%5.22%
      American Indian0.56%0.18%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.14%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race2.08%1.83%3.06%
      Other race0.29%0.31%4.75%
      In Beckley, 0.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Beckley age breakdown

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      Source: The Beckley, WV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).