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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Beckley is a town in West Virginia with a population of 16,963. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Beckley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    671.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    147.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    837.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,121
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Beckley

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,695
National
$55,322
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Beckley Reviews

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Beckley is an amazing part of our state. It is right in the heart of southern WV, surrounded by so many things that our beautiful state has to offer. It is a growing community with many new businesses and schools coming into the area. While Beckley is rich in natural attractions and historical sights, it is not the safest area. Living locally, I have witnessed some of the characters that can sometimes take away from the great city of Beckley. As the city grows and develops, I am seeing some great changes coming with it. I am very excited to see Beckley as it becomes the beautiful part of our state that it was meant to be!
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Beckley is a great town! Beckley is the town I grew up in and it will always be considered my home! The downside to me is that it is a small town so there's not much to do, although we have some great events spread out through the year, like chilli night or the women's expo!
Beckley is a gem that too few people have the opportunity to enjoy. It is quaintly nestled between the West Virginia White Water Rafting areas and Grandview State Park. It offers a large selection of restaurants from local eateries to national chains and has countless lodging options in all price ranges. If you love the outdoors this is the area to visit no matter the season. With a short 30 minute drive unlimited hiking, skiing, or rafting adventures can be yours to conquer! Stop in this season and see what fun it can bring to your vacation!