Beckley, WV has a population of 17,348 and is the 2,485th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,826 per sq mi which is 2284% higher than the West Virginia average and 1915% higher than the national average. The median age in Beckley is 40 which is approximately 4% lower than the West Virginia average of 42. In Beckley, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 75% of Beckley residents were born in West Virginia, 21% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.