Beckley Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Beckley, WV

General Beckley Information

State: West Virginia

County: Raleigh County

Close cities: Crab Orchard, WV, Prosperity, WV, Stanaford, WV, Harper, WV, MacArthur, WV, Beaver, WV, Glen Morgan, WV, Mabscott, WV, Raleigh, WV

Beckley Population (census data)
Total 16,830 (-2.5% since 2000)
Male 7,583 (45.1%)
Female 9,247 (54.9%)

Population Density: 1,829 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 81.9 (US Avg is 100)

Beckley Elevation: 2,416 feet above sea level

Land Area: 9.20 square miles

Median Household Income: $39,415

Zip Codes: 25801, and 25802.

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Beckley Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (73.2%)
  • Black (22.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (15.3%)
  • German (9.1%)
  • English (8.6%)
  • Irish (8.3%)
  • Italian (3.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.7%)
Foriegn Born: 471 people (2.8%)
  • Asia (72.0%)
  • Europe (16.0%)
  • Africa (12.0%)

Local Beckley Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL Football: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards
NHL Hockey: Columbus Blue Jackets
NCAA Sports: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Marshall University

Beckley School Information

High Schools
Beckley/Stratton Junior High School (401 Gray Flats Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Park Junior High School (212 Park Avenue, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Woodrow Wilson High School (400 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Elementary Schools
Beckley Elementary School (399 Gray Flats Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School (4575 Robert C Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Crescent Elementary School (205 Crescent Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Maxwell Hill Elementary School (1001 Maxwell Hill Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Stanaford Elementary School (950 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Stratton Elementary School (1129 South Fayette Street, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Raleigh County School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Burlington Beckley Center (4700 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV, 25801 - Institutional Programs District)

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