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A Beckley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Beckley Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than West Virginia
8416% less expensive than the US average
West Virginia
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Beckley cost of living
F Beckley Crime Total crime is 241% higher than West Virginia
Total crime
6,055135% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 17135% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Beckley crime
D- Beckley Employment Household income is 13% lower than West Virginia
Median household income
$37,28433% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,29215% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Beckley employment
F Beckley Housing Home value is 7% higher than West Virginia
Median home value
$115,30038% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66530% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Beckley real estate or Beckley rentals
F Beckley Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than West Virginia
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Beckley K-12 schools or Beckley colleges

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Beckley, WV Shows Pride In The Blue Collar Lifestyle

Living in Beckley, WV, you will quickly find that the phrase "blue-collar" is something the town takes great pride in. The town started out as an old coal mining town and even has a museum with a restored mine to celebrate that fact. Pride is one of the things that you will find Beckley, WV could probably bottle and sell.

Speaking of selling, if you are looking to find or sell trinkets or "treasures" you need to visit the multiple antique stores and malls throughout Beckley, WV. Even residents of decades can find unique items for their home or office at these shops and spend hours on a Saturday discovering the talents the residents of the town have.

Due to it's location, Beckley has it's share of chain restaurants in town, but as a local you need to visit King Tut's. Just like Beckley itself, it's a trip back in time to the days of the drive-in restaurant with curbside service.
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Source: The Beckley, WV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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