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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$26,189$24,002$29,829
Median household income$42,972$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,215$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,394$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$30,596$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$26,829$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.3%17.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Beckley is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Beckley is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Beckley is 44% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Beckley is 34% higher than the national average

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      $28,645 $42,972 $85,944
      $28,426 $42,644 $85,288
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Beckley median earnings by income bracket

      Beckley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.1%4.1%
      Manufacturing sector4.3%4.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%0.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%14.3%
      Public administration5.6%5.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.9%11.9%
      Education, health & social services25.1%25.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Ghent, WV589$135,994145.8%
      Hilltop, WV776$71,16728.6%
      Shady Spring, WV3,467$62,50013.0%
      Prosperity, WV1,451$58,7246.1%
      Bolt, WV417$57,7394.4%
      Beckley, WV16,240$42,97222.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Fort Carson, CO16,243$52,1445.7%
      Shelbyville, KY16,244$65,98619.3%
      Port Washington, NY16,232$149,650170.5%
      Brunswick, GA16,231$27,47150.3%
      Auburndale, FL16,230$54,6381.2%
      Beckley, WV16,240$42,97222.3%
      Source: The Beckley, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).