Beckley employment information

IndexBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$25,292$24,002$29,829
Median household income$37,284$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,563$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,412$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$31,681$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$24,449$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.8%17.7%15.1%
The Beckley, WV employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Beckley is $25,292, which is 5% higher than than the West Virginia average and 15% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $37,284, which is 13% lower than than the West Virginia average and 33% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Beckley is 5%, which is 7% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Beckley is 21% which is 38% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$24,853$37,284$74,568
City
$28,426$42,644$85,288
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Beckley is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Beckley is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Beckley is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Beckley is 38% higher than the national average.

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Beckley employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.4%1.1%
Manufacturing sector5.2%0.3%
Financial & insurance services1.1%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services14.1%12.0%
Public administration6.0%7.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%1.1%
Education, health & social services19.6%42.8%
Other44.0%30.1%

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Beckley, WV17,348$37,28433%

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Bristol, VA17,340$35,80135%
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Marco Island, FL17,361$73,55933%
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Beckley, WV17,348$37,28433%
Source: The Beckley, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).