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Beckley
  • Town in West Virginia

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Beckley is a town in West Virginia with a population of 16,240. Beckley is in Raleigh County. Living in Beckley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Beckley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Beckley are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$806
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    735.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    50.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    69.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    945.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,491.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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