Beckley demographics profile

StatisticBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Population17,3481,846,092318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,8267791
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%
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.
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  • The population density in Beckley is 2284% 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 or African American.
  • In Beckley 2.66% of the population is Asian.

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Beckley population breakdown by race

RaceBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
White70.32%93.46%73.35%
Black or African American23.95%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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Source: The Beckley, WV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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